accelerator key

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a combination of keys which, when pressed together, carry out a function that would otherwise have to be selected from a menu using a mouse. For example, instead of selecting the File menu then the Save option, using the accelerator keys Alt and S does the same thing.

Computing

  • noun a key that, when pressed together with another, carries out a function that would otherwise have to be selected from a menu using a mouse
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