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alias

Informatics
A secondary or symbolic name for a file or computer peripheral (device).
 
Molecular biology
An alternative symbol or name for part of the sequence of a known gene that resembles names for other anonymous DNA segments—e.g., D6Mit236 is an alias for Cftr.
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Filing Cabinets is software designed to save you time through the introduction of efficiencies gained by clever organization of commonly accessed files, folders and shortcuts.
Returning to the train motif, Crews's next book, Shortcut (1992), follows the children on a smaller episode, as they walk down the railroad tracks to save time on their way home.
The Gboard was inspired by my obsession with keyboard shortcuts, and once you start using shortcuts in Gmail[TM] you'll wonder how you lived without them," said Charlie Mason, creator of the Gboard.
All the shortcuts are visible on the main screen and accessible by drawing the symbol on the screen or clicking on the shortcut icon.
Shortcuts are designed to get you to your destination while saving time, work and maybe even money.
For example, if you want a shortcut to command Word to jump to the next comment in a document, find that action in the Commands list and highlight it.
She offers several options for shortcuts, varying flavors, when and what to serve with them, make-ahead dishes and how to handle leftovers.
Bad idea, taking a shortcut through the graveyard at night.
Speedy Shut-Down If you are one who grows weary of having to go through the shut down dialog everytime you wish to shut down your computer, you may want to create a shortcut on your desktop to quickly shut down the computer with just a single mouse click.
Also, when I use a search engine from a Favourite shortcut on the desktop, I get this error: "Windows cannot find NEO.
When someone offers you a shortcut," he says, "and it's a shortcut you want so bad, you're willing to ignore what it might be doing to your insides.
BELLA INTRODUCES ITS NEW FAMILY OF KILLERKEYS KEYBOARD SHORTCUT PRODUCTS AT THE 2013 NAB SHOW