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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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The keyboard is compatible with Windows 8 and comes equipped with Windows 8 hot keys that give easy access to settings, search, share functions and supports mobility and portability.
When configuring the map, hot keys and the corresponding soft keys are used to turn on and off various information overlays for each map.
The feature rich hot keys would act as an attraction for customer" adds Sudhir.
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.
This allows you to program the pen, the work area, the 29 hot keys, and--new in this edition--you can set the pen to tablet pressure sensitivity through a graphic interface so that it conforms to your personal preference.
New features include universal check-in and check-out hot keys, customizable cataloging templates, user-selected circulation category icons, automatic software updates for support subscribers and Visual Navigator, an icon-based search interface now integrated into Safari and Web Safari.
This greatly simplifies and speeds up the setup procedure, and new Hot Keys give the user one-step access to frequently used commands.
Most programs identify two-keystroke hot keys by listing them next to the function name on a drop-down list from the menu bar.
But what really sets this keyboard apart are the hot keys.
For users who prefer hot keys to using a mouse, all mouse functions can easily be made into hot-key functions.
The keyboard features 15 multimedia hot keys for common functions with three special power management keys providing power-up, sleep and wake functions.
But this one also has hot keys to ease using your browser and multimedia functions, other programmable hot keys, a sleep button, two USB ports and markings for common key combinations.