Press Any Key! Where is ANY Key on Keyboard?

Can you search and find the ANY key on your keyboard? My friend was prompted by the computer to “Press ANY key to continue” and he could not locate the ANY key! I know it sounds simple enough and is merely a trick of words, but is a common computer troubleshooting question.

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Where is the ANY key?

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In case you still did not get it, there is no ANY key on the computer keyboard. It basically means you can press any key on the keyboard – a,b,c,d,e, 4, F1, SPACE… and the computer program will continue. That’s it.

Next time, don’t get frustrated.

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vivek
vivek

i really did not think that is till now that even this can be an issue.
sure the customer care people have a really hard time. :)

Shane
Shane

Samsung actually released a DVD-Recorder with an anykey on the remote – with specific uses for the anykey – just goes to show how a quirk of language can be turned around to utility when you stop overthinking it

AskYourPC
AskYourPC

LOL, I remember seeing that on the Simpsons once.

mohammad kamal qasim
mohammad kamal qasim

Space

Yang Yang
Yang Yang

One of the solutions might be to manufacture a keyboard with the real Any key. lol~

QuickOnlineTips
QuickOnlineTips

@Yang That would take care of lot of troubleshooting issues. ;-)

Chris Martin
Chris Martin

ha ha haa !!!hilarious indeed

budianto gunawan
budianto gunawan

i guess next time they should made a keyboard with an ‘any’ key in it.hehehe…

Jesse Chisholm
Jesse Chisholm

Unfortunately, “any key” doesn’t really mean _any_ key.

It does no good to hit the “SHIFT” key, “CTRL” key or “ALT” key as these are key modifiers and do not send an actual KEY code to the computer. They do send keyboard SCAN codes to the computer, but few, if any, programs check for SCAN codes as well as KEY codes.

-Jesse