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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The Mac exposed many people to the now familiar keyboard shortcuts of holding down a modifier key and pressing X for cutting the highlighted text (removing it), C for copying it (keeping the original text in place), V for pasting it, and Z for undoing what you did.
There's no dial for volume control--you have to use the function modifier key and press one of the volume keys.
It handles command-key combinations, dead-keys, and modifier key - click combinations.
The thumb pad allows gamers to move with more precision, while also acting as modifier keys, multiplying the keyset count by eight, providing 128 different command options.
Instant access to frequently used tools: Three built-in triggerpoint buttons embedded in the tooltuner dial provide instant access to commands, modifier keys, and tooldial menus.