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hot key

Computing a single key or combination of keys on the keyboard of a computer that carries out a series of commands

hot key

[′hät ‚kē]
(computer science)
A computer key or key combination that causes a specified action to occur, regardless of what else the computer is currently doing.
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Additional technological advances in Green Machine[R] label printers include time-saving hot keys for making patch-panel, wire-wrap or flag labels for wire and cable identification.
Administrators can now assign hot key combinations to Response Library items.
The Memorex RF5800 Wireless Keyboard and Optical Mouse Combo features a wireless optical mouse and a wireless keyboard with 19 multimedia and Internet hot keys.
By taking over the desktop, the program prevents people from getting to the icons, command prompts or hot keys needed to start programs.
Both come with rolling pads at the top of the tablet (scroll, zoom, volume) and hot keys that are used when creating, writing, drawing, sketching and signing emails.
Especially designed for Windows users, the keyboard features Internet and multimedia hot keys, scroll wheel and left/right mouse triggers, along with an integrated optical trackball-accurate with minimal hand movement due to its 800-dpi resolution.
Hot Keys for the most commonly used tasks of Copy, Cut and Paste -- Application toggle to switch between open applications on a desktop -- Back and Forward buttons for quick Internet navigation -- Simplified F keys allow the performance of common tasks with just one touch.
Multimedia Keyboard - This compact-sized keyboard features nine one-touch hot keys to quickly access music and multimedia functions, soft-touch keys and tactile feedback for comfortable typing.
Technicians can switch between attached devices from front push buttons, hot keys or the on-screen display.
This unique feature includes a scroll wheel, Cut, Copy and Paste Hot Keys, and an application toggle switch.
Kinesis also added an assortment of productivity-improving driverless hot keys, a powerful new feature which is unique among mainstream computer keyboards.
Hot keys provide quick access to layout features, including cable wrapping, patch panel spacing, terminal blocks, serialization and vertical printing.