function key


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function key

n.
One of a set of keys on a computer keyboard that execute a function within a given application and are usually numbered 1 through 12.

function key

n
(Computer Science) computing a key on the keyboard of a microcomputer, etc. that gives special commands to the computer

func′tion key`


n.
a key on a computer keyboard used alone or with other keys for operations.
Translations

function key

n (Comput) → tasto di funzioni
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It also includes the intelligent function key notification, which is a new visual confirmation in the form of an easy-to-view pop-up window shows users what intelligent function key command was activated, regardless of the applet currently running on the LCD Workflow assistant.
What you want to do is create a handy screen display that shows all the shortcut function keys available at the moment, depending on what you are doing at that time in that application.
Ergonomic features include a bright TFT (thin film transistor) high-resolution screen with over 65,000 colours capability; explore-style navigation keys and integrated LED function keys.
To make sure the results can be generalized to different key control layouts, function key layout and labeling are also examined.
In addition to the function key method described earlier, a "Help" pull-down option provides a way to read brief built-in context-sensitive help screens.
Also, the user interface needs to be enhanced, at least by listing function key commands on the screen.
Function key access is closely related to a menu driven system.
Linux and Solaris support workflow assistant function key assignments only.
To date, the two most common input devices used are dedicated function keys and touchscreens.
The so-called index function key (F5), designed to move the user to various forms, works only on a major screen form.
For instance, a user in the order entry function may find an item is out of stock; without moving out of the order entry function, the user can press a special function key and call up, say, information on substitute items.
Pressing the function key illuminates icons for secondary F-key functions, including media controls and application-launch keys.