Definition of control key in English:

control key


  • A key which alters the function of another key if the two are pressed at the same time.

    • ‘I would then hit the control key and ‘D' at the same time, and it would take the lines I entered and place them, in order, in the file.’
    • ‘If you press the control key then the game automatically targets the enemy closest to your mouse pointer, and so you don't have to worry about clicking on a moving target, or moving when you mean to attack.’
    • ‘When you think about it, the keyboard doesn't do anything you can't accomplish with the control key and mouse.’
    • ‘Once you figure out the control keys, it is quite easy to play the game.’