Top Ten Most Useless Buttons On Keyboards

This also includes buttons on electronic (on screen) keyboards, so if you don't see any of these on your keyboard its because of that.

The Top Ten

1 §

What the heck is this?!?!?!? How does it help me?!?!?!? What does it mean?!? Everyone in favor of this being replaced by a division symbol like this comment. - BlueTopazIceVanilla


This means section. If you're too lazy to type that word, just use this symbol. It had been neglected, but it's useful.

This is a rip-off Simoleon. - Merilille

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Um, is that a period or decimal point? because they're pretty useful. - RobertWisdom

IT'S A BULLET POINT. It is very useful when making lists! - Joansb

This is a multiplication symbol... - iiKyodaiKickz

Isn't that a multiplication sign?


Useless waste of electrons. Nobody uses this. It's a trade mark and many companies have this, but nobody wants to waste time using it. Nobody writes Disney like this: Disney™, or Listerine™ or Wal-Mart™. Complete waste. - BlueTopazIceVanilla


In case you're wondering, I did not type 3 periods. It's actually a full-blown button dedicated to 3 periods pushed together. This is the most wasteful thing ever! I think its meant to help people, but its not. It would take me 2 seconds just to tap the period button three times, like this useless button. Whoever made this just ran out of ideas. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Isn't it grammatically correct to have four periods? Or have I being doing it wrong my whole life? - Puga

If it's at the end of a sentence, yes...

If it's in the middle of a sentence... No. - PetSounds

5 ¬

Once again, USELESS. What is it, the corner of a box? I have only seen this used once, and that was in a boring document. My only use of this would be to make one of those cute pixel art stuff people do with their computers, but I don't know how to do that. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

6 |

I think it's useful to separate or use as a bullet point. - Joansb

What's so wrong with L? Or is it I... - Songsta41

7 Num Lock

Seriously? just don't touch it if you don't use the number pad. the guy who put this button must have a couple of cats and some little toddlers

What does this do?

8 Second Shift Button

I need only one shift key (that NOW I'M USING). - zxm

Like Chromebooks. They have 2 shift keys instead of one, and they could use THAT for a Caps Lock button!

9 x

Sorry if this offends anyone, but I need to put some letter on this list. It's rarely used, can double over as a multiplication sign, and I'm starting to hate those dumb homeworks that ask you "What is 36421379848689589 x 463? " Also, it looks kind of like a rip-off of the letter K. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

What if you want to spell 'xylophone', 'Tyrannosaurus Rex' or somehing like that?

10 Scroll Lock

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11 Caps Lock

No its important. people just use shift instead of it. - zxm

12 ©

LOTS of people care if a company is copyrighted! - iiKyodaiKickz

Again, NO ONE CARES IF A COMPANY IS COPYRIGHTED. (Or whatever it stands for.) If I'm writng down the name of a company, I'm not going to put The Hunger Games© or whatever it goes by. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

If you don't want plagiarizing scumbags to steal your stuff then you are gonna care. - ChefSkinner


The heck is this!? - SamuiNeko

This is just 2 backwards capital p's with the holes shaded in. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

14 ®

Another worthless thing. I won't waste a precious second to write something like Febreze®. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

15 &

Blue. You're posting senselessly. This is not a useless symbol. - iiKyodaiKickz

I hate it. Ugly and useful for only company names. Which is exactly why I want to change the '&' to 'and' in that sentence above those pictures on TheTopTens' home page. By the way, am I the only one who wants the '&' changed? - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Hey man, where would we be without M&Ms & Mike&Ikes? Oh, & don't forget using it as a replacement for the word 'And'.

16 The windows key

Why can't I just click the start button? - GamerDudecnr

17 ^
18 Insert
19 '
20 #
21 ~

You can use it like this~ - SamuiNeko

22 Z
23 Q
24 Pause/Break

Why usless? In some video games it used for pause game.

25 F12
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