Alt key

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ALT key

[′ȯlt ′kē]
(computer science)

Alt key

A modifier key on Windows keyboards that is pressed with a letter or digit key to command the computer. For example, holding down the Alt key and pressing F displays the File menu if it is a current option on screen. Pressing Alt-Tab toggles between active windows (see Alt-Tab). See Control key and Command key.
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The TrackWrite keyboard features a full-size QWERTY layout, large Backspace, Enter and Shift keys, 12 large function keys, dual Ctrl and Alt keys and generous cursor controls.
All you have to do is place your cursor in the paragraph you want to move, hold down both the Shift and Alt keys and press the up arrow to move it up or the down arrow to move it down.
Currently, pinball games make the gamer use the left and right Ctrl or Shift keys for flipper buttons and the Alt keys to bump the table," said Alan Smith, Marketing Director for ThrustMaster.