hotkey(redirected from a hot-key)
In computing, a specific key or keys that, when pressed, trigger a particular function. Please tell me there's a hotkey for that—otherwise, this project will take forever.
n. one or more keys on a computer keyboard that will bring forth a special computer applications program; a shortcut key. (Computers.) The hotkeys for my thesaurus are control and F2. Press the hotkey to bring up a calendar.