Alternatively referred to as a shortcut, a hotkey is a key or combination of keys used together. For example, Alt + F on a Microsoft Windows computer drops down the file menu. The hotkey is represented by a letter that is underlined, as shown in the picture.
By default, most programs will not show the hotkey underline until you press the Alt key. In Windows 7 Microsoft decided to have this feature hidden in many Microsoft programs including Internet Explorer. To re-enable this feature follow the instructions below.
- Open the Control Panel
- In the Control Panel click Ease of Access
- In Ease of Access click Change how your keyboard works
- Finally, check the Underline keyboard shortcuts and access keys and then click Ok.