One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A key that alters the function of another key if both are pressed at the same time.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Once you figure out the control keys, it is quite easy to play the game.’
control key/kənˈtrōl kē/
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