For all your dictionary needs!
Tip. You can look up words, expressions, names, titles...
Header of Alt Key

Alt key

Video footage: Finger Touching Alt Key On A Laptop
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun Alt key

What does Alt key mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. [computing] A key on a personal computer or terminal keyboard used in combination to alter the function of other keys

Explanation

Alt key: ⌥ Opt or Alt The Alt key on a computer keyboard is used to change the function of other pressed keys. Thus, the Alt key is a modifier key, used in a similar fashion to the Shift key. For example, simply pressing "A" will type the letter a, but if you hold down either Alt key while pressing A, the computer will perform an Alt+A function, which varies from program to program. The international standard ISO/IEC 9995-2 calls it Alternate key. The key is located either side of the Space bar, but in non-US PC keyboard layouts, rather than a second Alt key, there is an 'Alt Gr' key to the right of the space bar. Both placements are in accordance with ISO/IEC 9995-2.

  • also known as 转换键

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alt key

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewHuman Computer Interaction (2005)

by Kumar

The Alt key is a modifier key; it is used in the same fashion as the shift key. For example, simply pressing "B" will type the letter A, but if you hold down either alt key while pressing A, the computer will perform an “Alt-B” function, which varies ...

Google previewDictionary of Information Technology (2010)

by Ramesh Bangia

Alt key On IBM PC-compatible keyboards, a key used in combination with other keys to select commands from the menu or as shortcut keys to execute commands. In WordPerfect, for example, pressing Alt+F2 begins a search-and- replace ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deception (2014)

by Timothy R. Levine

During the dictation, the computer crashed, supposedly because the participants hit the ALT key (something they were informed explicitly not to do because it would result in crashing the computer). When participants were accused of hitting ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF COMPUTER AND INTERNET TERMS, 11th ed.

right-hand Alt key becomes the Alt Gr key, for selecting alternate characters ( the ones shown on the right side of each key in the illustration). The keys "' '- ”' A '" are “dead keys”—they are used to put an accent mark on the following letter, but ...

Google previewA Dictionary of M?ori Computer Related Terms (2006)

English - M?ori

Alt key pātuhi Alt (msoft) On the keyboard. allow tuku (msoft) allow (for) whakaaroaro ( moodle) alpha ārepa (Ryan) The first. Usually refered to in the testing stage of ...

Google previewDictionary of Computer and Internet Words (2001)

An A to Z Guide to Hardware, Software, and Cyberspace

Alt key phone call. An advantage of this method of problem solving is that it is not necessary to understand how the steps rely upon each other to produce the result, as long as each individual step is understood; if the instructions are followed ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Computer Science

by Blackie

have an ALT key. meta bit An element, with tag name of META, expressing meta-data about a given HTML document. HTML standards do not require that documents ...

Google previewThe Adobe Photoshop CS4 Dictionary (2009)

The A to Z Desktop Reference of Photoshop by Philip Andrews

3 Holding the Alt key whilst moving these Input sliders will preview the pixels that are being converted to pure black or white (clipped). Move the sliders in until you see the first few pixels and then adjust the sliders slightly to ensure no pixels ...

Google previewBharat Dictionary of Computer (1996)

by Kalyan Jain

Alt Key — A special key on the computer keyboard, often used in l Alt combination with other \}j— ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Library and Information Science (2000)

by Stella Keenan, Colin Johnston

Often called the Alt key. Alternative publication P material that covers topics or items not normally covered by the official press, usually dealing with politically extreme right- or left-wing ideas. Sometimes called underground press. Alternative ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Alt key

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Alt key

Click on an item to view that photo:

Alt Key

HMS alt key

Photo credit: kitschweb

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Alt key at black keyboardSmall photo of The ALT key from a black computer keyboard More...

Video about Alt key

Alt key Meaning

Video shows what alt key means. A key on a personal computer or terminal keyboard used in combination to alter the function of other keys. Alt key Meaning.

See also the pronunciation examples of Alt key!

Anagrams of ALT KEY

What do you get if you rearrange the letters?

See also the blanagrams of Alt key!

Share this page

Next...

Go to the pronunciation of Alt key to learn how to say it correctly!


Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary