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Delta_G

On the keyboard.  I do remember as a very young lad there being a Return key on the computers.  Like a typewriter had.  Somewhere along the line that became the Enter key.  But damned if I can put my finger on when it happened. 

Press Return for more options. 
If at first you don't succeed, up - home - sudo - enter.

CrossRoads

Probably about the same time the "Any" key disappeared ;)
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ballscrewbob

Or about the same time "SCREEN LOCK" found a smart phone and became "scrlk" etc etc...
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Coding Badly

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Apr 21, 2017, 07:55 am Last Edit: Apr 21, 2017, 07:56 am by Coding Badly



:o


Budvar10

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Apr 21, 2017, 07:56 am Last Edit: Apr 21, 2017, 08:02 am by Budvar10
Probably about the same time the "Any" key disappeared ;)
+1
 :D

As looked  to my keyboard, there are none of mentioned keys (Return, Enter, Any).
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larryd

Between the ASR Teletype model 33 and the second or third generation PC.
VT100 still had return.
Oh the good old days . . .


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Oracle

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Apr 21, 2017, 08:28 am Last Edit: Apr 21, 2017, 08:28 am by Oracle
FWIW, The relevant key on my 2011 MBP says both "return" and "enter".  Return is in slightly larger print.

Budvar10

@LarryD
We still have VT520 + LK461 in computer room and the Return key is there.
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pert

I always have to look at my keyboard to remember which is the correct term when I'm writing instructions that involve that key.

westfw

I think it was an IBM PC thing.   Looks like the original IBM PC (1981) has a "return-like" arrow, but the PC/AT labeled the key "enter."  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_PC_keyboard

Apple keyboards still say "return"  (some of them say "enter" as well.)


Robin2

It is necessary to return before one can enter.

If you are already inside you can only exit.

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Henry_Best

It is necessary to return before one can enter.
Not true. You can go somewhere that you've never been before and enter there. You have not returned to that place.

larryd

No technical PMs.
The last thing you did is where you should start looking.

Robin2

Not true. You can go somewhere that you've never been before and enter there. You have not returned to that place.
Pedant :)

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

msssltd

20th November 2012


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20391538


I concede this only applies to the UK

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