This one is pretty straightforward. A scorciatoia, (pronounced scor-cha-toya), means “a shortcut.”
Scorciare in Italian means to shorten or to reduce. And from what I can tell from an unclear etymological website, tiare also means to shorten, or to abbreviate. So together they make, doubly short?
Anywho, a scorciatoia is a shortcut. Learn it. Use it.