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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The nav functions are accessed via the keypad by pressing the Function key and then the corresponding nav function on the 1,2,4,5 and 6 function keys.
Complex control panels can quickly become littered with dedicated function keys. However, programmable switches allow for more functionality from a smaller panel size because a single programmable switch is capable of accomplishing the same functions as multiple dedicated function keys.
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. All this is encased in a tough cast aluminium housing, certified to IP65.
The 610 also features a voice dialing system that works by pressing the function key with the call being initiated by simple speaking the person's name.
F1 function key context-sensitive help is available within Datamate, a mail/merge submodule of PracticeWizard, when Microsoft Access is running.
Additionally, two menu hierarchies, two types of function key layout, and two types of function key labeling were assessed to examine the effects of menu dimension and compatibility.
The new cell phone allows users to view rich media content directly on their mobile phones by pressing a video function key and browsing through the list of available content.
In addition, AxioVisionControl software can be activated with the push of a button, Users can save the 20 most frequent microscope settings and activate them by pushing a function key. A variety of software packages are available for applications such as grain-size analysis of metals, purity assessment and analysis of cast iron.
Users can switch between the devices by pressing a function key. Zoomed Video and CardBus support, S-Video and NTSC video capabilities and front-and-back IrDA make the XKE a good choice for presentations The floppy disk and CD-ROM drives are swappable, but you may want to leave the CD-ROM drive in because of its full multimedia controls.
Alternatively, if desired, pressing the F5 function key opens a window into which the patient and physician names plus comments can be added before printing.