Quite confusing terms, such as shortcut keys and shortcuts bring users to despair!
Unfortunately, the term "keyboard shortcut" and "keys combination" have been thrown into the same pot today, though the meaning is not the same. That's not so bad, because it's only human. I will provide here with the short description for a little education.
A keyboard shortcut consists of pressing consecutive keys, for example, as formerly on the telephone (today smart phone, iPhon) the speed up the dial. As a shortcut you could call the function keys F1-F12 because here a command is executed directly!
The key combination!
Usually consists of 2-3 keys that must be pressed simultaneously, but at least two keys that need to be combined and pressed at the same time, with less it is just a simple key press!
Keyboard shortcuts are usually a tool for calling one or more keyboard commands!
►►► The Windows shortcut key for logout quickly and directly!
Other terms often used for keyboard shortcuts:
Key sequence, key sequence, keyboard combination, keyboard shortcut, keyboard combo, keyboard shortcuts, shortcuts
In any case, the key combination is very useful, and not just on Windows and in popular MAC OS Appel and the open source operating system to support key combination and can be defined in part free, A very practical is the ►► free Windows program QuickTextPaste to define more shortcuts yourself.
Key combinations are a combined use of two or more keys that you can press to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Key combinations can facilitate actions in the Windows PC and save time and effort when working with Windows and other programs. Most Windows / MAC / Linux programs also provide accessibility buttons that make it easier to work with menus and other commands. Check the menus of programs for access keys. If a letter in a menu is underlined, it usually means that pressing the ALT key in combination with the underlined key will have the same effect as clicking the corresponding menu command. In some programs, such as MS Paint and MS WordPad , pressing ALT will cause you to see if commands are available for commands that you can press to use that command.
You can also create new keyboard shortcuts to open programs.
►►► Create shortcuts to open programs .
FAQ 24: Updated on: 20 September 2019 10:25