shortcut key


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

shortcut key

A keyboard key that invokes a function in the operating system or application when pressed. Shortcut keys, which may involve pressing two or three keys at the same time, are set up for common tasks such as launching a favorite program. See also Win Shortcuts.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The most frequently used shortcut keys we use are Ctrl & S.
With the help of multiple macro keys, or a shortcut key combination, I can automate the process of printing out a personalized medication sheet," Dr.
You can also associate a shortcut key with the new icon, allowing you to shut down with the press of a ke y.
In Word 97, a shortcut key can be created the first time users need to use the symbol--in about 5 steps.
Every tool on the tool palette has an equivalent shortcut key on the computer keyboard, which speeds up the process of entering music by hand materially, especially after one has memorized the most frequently used keys.
If you define an Application Shortcut Key (actually a key combination), you will be able to use that key to bring your DOS session to the foreground if it's already running.
According to the company, new technology, designed at IBM's Tokyo Research Laboratory, enables visually impaired people to select the 'play' button by pressing a predefined shortcut key instead of roaming the content to search for buttons to control the video.
Under the Shortcut key pick a letter that, when pressed simultaneously with Ctrl, will execute the completed macro.
Developer productivity has nothing to do with the speed one can bang out a hundred lines of code using various bells and whistles and shortcut key code combinations', according to Butler Group's latest report, `Application Development Enviroments--Understanding the Revolution in Software Development.
A macro is a shortcut key that can execute commands or lengthy sections of text.
Whenever you want to invoke this macro, you can use this shortcut key by depressing the Control and shortcut keys simultaneously.
Excel does provide a shortcut key for typing a bullet.