A mnemonic is an underlined alphanumeric character, typically appearing in a menu title, menu item, or the text of a button or component of the user interface. A mnemonic indicates to the user which key to press (in conjunction with the Alt key) to activate a command or navigate to a component.
The usage of mnemonics in languages other than English is limited to the possibility of entering the underlined character using a single key stroke.
- SUN's definition of mnemonic term
- Keyboard shortcuts and mnemonics or accelerators are not the same thing
- Mnemonics (keyboard) (book)
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