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Can someone explain the logic behind Pause and Print Screen modifiers?

Take a look at the pictures in the Wikipedia article on IBM PC keyboard. On the original 83-key keyboard: The PrtScr function is Shift and PrtScr *, used to print what is currently on the screen. In ...
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Can someone explain the logic behind Pause and Print Screen modifiers?

It depends on which era keyboard you have. Not all keyboards have the same buttons and they don't work identically. And every time there was some changes and key functions were combined or shuffled ...
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What was the purpose of the “key” pin of the P8 connector of the IBM PC PSU, and why was it changed to +5V with the AT?

The original connector of the IBM PC, in the prototype pictures (as seen here), was the same as the System/23 Datamaster. It was a 12-pin MOLEX structured in three columns of four pins. It contained ...
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Were there Any Applications Making Explicit Use of the MDA's Colour Capabilities?

I don't think so, no, because the MDA card could only connect to mono displays at that time. The monitor connectors use different pins, as shown here: MDA: https://www.seasip.info/VintagePC/mda.html ...
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