Alt key


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Alt key

n.
A key on a computer keyboard that is pressed in combination with another key to execute an alternate operation.
Translations

alt key

n (Comput) → Alt-Taste f; to hold down the alt keydie Alt-Taste gedrückt halten
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Just click on a cell at the bottom of any column you want to add (it can even be many cells below the last number), hold down the Alt key, type in = and then press Enter.
0ffice: To quickly remove a toolbar icon, hold down the Alt key as you click on the icon and then drag it off the toolbar.
A fast way to evoke a macro is to hold down the Alt key while simultaneously striking the underlined letter: in this case Alt + O.
If you hold down the Alt key while pressing a keyboard letter corresponding to one of the underlined letters in the toolbar, it will trigger that command in the menu.
Just hold down the Alt key as you click on a tool icon and drag it off the toolbar.
Shortcut: As you know, underlined letters in menu commands (such as File) indicate that the function can be summoned by holding down the Alt key and then clicking on the specified underlined letter on the keyboard.
All menus are accessible by a touch of the ALT key.
This is done simply by entering a period after ACCT, then holding down the ALT key and typing the numbers 255 on the numeric keypad.
Hold down the Alt key and type 0115 on the numeric keypad.
By increasing the size and placement of four of the most commonly used keys, the alt key, the backspace key, the apple "home" key and the return/enter key, users are now able to type faster and more accurately.
Pronounced "alt-J", the delta sign is created when you hold down the alt key on your computer keyboard and punch the "J" key.
In a bizarre tweet, he said: "For those with a Mac and no # key, hold down the Alt key and press the number three to get your hashtag