accel — A graphical user interface (GUI) keyboard shortcut


Content Model

accel ::=


An accelerator is usually a letter used with a meta key (such as control or alt) to activate some element of a GUI without using the mouse to point and click at it.

Processing expectations

Formatted inline. Often underlined.


The following elements occur in accel: text, alt, anchor, annotation, biblioref, indexterm (db.indexterm.endofrange), indexterm (db.indexterm.singular), indexterm (db.indexterm.startofrange), inlinemediaobject, link, olink, phrase (db._phrase), remark, replaceable, subscript, superscript, xref.

See Also

guibutton, guiicon, guilabel, guimenu, guimenuitem, guisubmenu, keycap, keycode, keycombo, keysym, menuchoice, mousebutton, shortcut


<article xmlns=''>
<title>Example accel</title>

<para os="windows">You can exit most Windows applications by selecting
<guimenuitem><accel>Q</accel>uit</guimenuitem> or
<guimenuitem>E<accel>x</accel>it</guimenuitem> from
the <guimenu><accel>F</accel>ile</guimenu> menu.


You can exit most Windows applications by selecting Quit or Exit from the File menu.


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