(1) Also known as the ‘home keys’ of keys in typing it is the center row of alphabetical letter keys on a typewriter or QWERTY keyboard. The entire home (or center) row consists of A S D F G H J K L. On a QWERTY keyboard, the fingers of the left hand covers the letters ASDF while the right hand covers JKL. This position is used for speed typing and enables you to easily reach any other key. Fingers always return to the home row when not being used.
(2) ASDF is commonly used in e-mail and form ‘subject’ lines when you have no subject to include.
- ASD Agent
Short for Automatic Skip Driver Agent, a utility in the Windows 98 and Me operating systems that monitors the loading of hardware drivers on a system and signals the user when there is a failure in one or more of the drivers that will prevent successful operation of the system. ASD Agent will automatically disable […]
Short for Alliance to Save Energy, it is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders. The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.
Short for Advanced Streaming Format, a streaming multimedia file format developed by Microsoft.
Pronounced ay-sik, and short for Application-Specific Integrated Circuit, a chip designed for a particular application (as opposed to the integrated circuits that control functions such as RAMin a PC). ASICs are built by connecting existing circuit building blocks in new ways. Since the building blocks already exist in a library, it is much easier to […]
In chat abbreviations ASL is short for age, sex, location, a common abbreviation used to find out pertinent information about a person you are chatting with. ASL is also typed as A/S/L. Chat abbreviations are commonly used in Internet and online communications mediums such as e-mail, IRC, instant messaging, or through SMS.