Definition of hot key in English:

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hot key


A key or a combination of keys providing quick access to a particular function within a computer program.
Example sentences
  • A hot key is a combination of keys pressed on the keyboard which activate a function.
  • The control scheme will be familiar to all strategy gamers as it a standard combination of hot keys and mouse clicks.
  • Certain options like the latter can be accessed with a hot key.

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