at the touch of a button

at the touch of a button

Very easily and with little effort, as if it could be done by pressing a single button. The phrase is often used quite literally. My new security camera is connected to an app, which means that I can see what's going on at my house at the touch of a button.
See also: button, of, touch

at the touch of a button

COMMON If you can do something at the touch of a button, you can do it very easily and quickly, usually because of new technology. Specially trained staff will be able to trace threatening calls at the touch of a button, and pass the information to police. The Powerglyde will open and close your curtains for you at the mere touch of a button. Note: The nouns push and press are sometimes used instead of touch. I just typed in `data communications' and was sent all this information at the press of a button.
See also: button, of, touch
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The slimmest One Touch automatic specialty coffee machine from JURA serves latte macchiato and cappuccino at the touch of a button and is perfectly suited to small but discerning homes and small offices, meeting rooms and reception areas.
6 different products produced at the touch of a button
JURAs slimmest machine offers the full repertoire of speciality coffees at the touch of a button: Latte macchiato, cappuccino, Aroma Boost, coffee, 2 espressos or 2 coffees.
Additionally, users can access a dedicated telephone support center at the touch of a button on the home screen.
This handsome one-touch automatic coffee center can prepare specialty coffee beverages from latte macchiato to ristretto at the touch of a button, without moving the cup.
The device can be switched from degrees F to C at the touch of a button. Large 5/8" high digits are readable from 10' away, and the back-lighting button enables reading in dark areas.
Aid-Call provides instant emergency help at the touch of a button.
Aid-Call is a discreet personal communications systems that summons help instantly at the touch of a button. For more information call 0800 1004545.
Operating in Time Warner Center's complete Wi-Fi environment, the concierge provides visitors with a premium, high-tech shopping experience at the touch of a button. This includes immediate downloading of information about Lincoln vehicles to visitors' PDAs and arranging vehicle test drives at any one of the more than 1,300 Lincoln dealerships across the U.S.
Other advantages of touch panels are that they can display only the relevant controls for the current device and they have the ability to program multiple AV functions at the touch of a button, also known as a macro.
The trunk closes at the touch of a button, and the side doors open and close with just the right sound.
As long as the car's computer can locate the fob's signal, the car starts at the touch of a button.
The sights and sounds from within the rear of a Maybach 62 range from twin LCD monitors (mounted in the front seatbacks) to a 21-speaker Bose stereo to a large sunroof that can change from clear to opaque at the touch of a button. Spring for the privacy partition between the front and rear seats--an option that takes the price tag from $359,500 to $408,000--and you can enjoy these features in solitude or with that special someone.