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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If you start to get a repetition of the wall segment above, go back to the background layer and make another selection by holding down the ALT key. This helps to patch the wall with a variety of samples so it does not look so stamped.
To format a cell, select it and then press the ALT key to gain access to the menu bar, select the format pull-down menu, and choose "styles." In the styles dialog box, indicate bold and underlined.
You may also brush on additional areas; hold down the Alt key to use the brush as eraser on areas you have over-brushed.
In addition, users can now long press any key to select a corresponding symbol, instead of switching to the symbol layout by pressing the Alt key. The Google Keyboard also offers quicker access to emojis that can now be accessed by pressing and holding the Enter key.
Hold down the Alt key and type 0115 on the numeric keypad.
To delete part of your selection hold the ALT key while selecting the area to take out.
To preview the mask itself, hold down the Alt key while clicking the layer-mask thumbnail.
Once you install the program, to find out more about any word on your screen in any program you're in, you just click on it while holding down the Alt key.
Remember to start the custom menu again for another month, just move the cell pointer to the income cell for that month (C2 or D2), hold down the Alt key and press M.
For example, to activate the File pull-down menu, the user would press the ALT key, and F.
Also, try to move that slider while pressing the ALT key on the keyboard to show, in black and white, how it is masked (Fig.-1B).
Also useful additions are the dedicated mail, camera, and search keys between the spacebar and the ALT key.