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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 shortcut and Win Shortcuts.
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"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.
A cell phone style main menu with configurable shortcut key makes the i5000 simple to use for anyone who's familiar with that style of interface.
They feature a complete keyboard control that allows shortcut key combinations in sequence rather than simultaneously, and accepts time and repeat rate modifications (Bower et al., 1998-1999).
You can also associate a shortcut key with the new icon, allowing you to shut down with the press of a ke y.
For example, type an "i" in the Shortcut key box to be able to start it by pressing Ctrl+Alt+I.
For example, it takes users seven steps to insert any specialized symbol such as the "[sections]" or the "[C]" in WordPerfect, unless they create a "shortcut key," which first requires the creation or a macro--about 18 to 20 steps in all.
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.
Every alphabet on the keyboard doubles up as a shortcut key. That means you have 26 individual shortcut keys that you can short or long press to launch a required app, action or service.
A template determines the basic structure for a document and contains settings such as AutoText entries, fonts, shortcut key assignments, macros, menus, page layout, special formatting, and styles.
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.