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hot key

A user-defined key or sequence of keys on a computer keyboard that is tied to a specific command, macro, or program which is invoked when pressed.
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I've used the example of a keyboard shortcut here but the principle can apply to almost any task - we begin without knowing a certain skill or function exists and, through learning, practice and progress, we end by carrying out the task without thinking about it.
* Use keyboard shortcuts to quickly navigate and select cells or ranges if you work with hour-by-hour data.
I call this the Presentation Mode or the Macho Mode, because you have to know all the keyboard shortcuts as the menus are now hidden.
If the feature activated by a control on a toolbar is a duplicate of a menu function that already has a keyboard shortcut then the toolbar control does not need its own keyboard access.
It's best feature is a system-wide keyboard shortcut that adds anything - text, pictures, files, bookmarks to StickyBrain's database of notes.
KEYBOARD sHORTCUT: HERE'S how you can use your keyboard to quickly change the case of text in Microsoft Word; select the text you want to change and press SHIFT+F3.
Spokesman Chris Niswander said: "Cats stepping on to keys at random can accidentally trigger a keyboard shortcut which may alter or delete data.
There's three ways to bring up Siri on Macs: an icon on the dock, another in the menu bar and a keyboard shortcut.
New additions to the SharedFile project will permit the optional setting of certain preferences, including default text attributes, blind typing and text arrows settings, plus the ability to build custom keyboard shortcut configurations.
If the purple dictation microphone is popping up out of nowhere, you may be accidentally hitting the keyboard shortcut for turning it on.
Also, interested readers can check out the BlackBerry Classic's keyboard shortcut video here:
But if keyboard shortcuts will not cut it, a third-party utility that mimics the old Start screen may make Windows 8 more comfortable.