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hot key

or hotkey

noun, Computers.
a key or sequence of keys that when pressed executes a command or performs a task. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for hot-key

hot key

(computing) a single key or combination of keys on the keyboard of a computer that carries out a series of commands
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Contemporary definitions for hot-key

a key or combination of keys on a computer keyboard programmed to carry out a series of steps that perform a common function or command

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