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.
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.
Linux and Solaris support workflow assistant function key assignments only.
The interface for the DOS version is unusual: While the opening menu uses a standard pull-down menu interface, once the return itself is opened, the interface shifts to one driven by function keys and fails to provide many clues on which keys to use.
The system features a high-resolution, multi-line display; an automated teller machine (ATM)-style, menu-driven interface; and color- coded function keys.
In addition, with the touch of a function key, individual memos can be attached to a record.
E[acute accent]Recognizing that the navigation and function key requirements vary by application, SpacePilot uses auto-sensing technology to set the controller's navigation and functionality of its keys for the current application.
Central, easy-to-use interactive control panel, featuring a graphic display and a nine-job memory function key.
The functionality of eSignal has expanded as well - the News Manager enhancements make it much easier to find market-moving news and, in response to requests from our professional users, we have added a function key feature that offers one-click access to most-often-used commands," said Chuck Thompson, President of eSignal.
It features high-contrast, 15-inch touch displays, four LED special function keys for ON/OFF, brightness, contrast and calling up the terminal operating states, as well as 20 freely programmable function keys.
It comes with flexible keyboard software to map function keys to Palm applications.