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What do these keyboard shortcut characters stand for?


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#1 MaryBet82

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:35 PM

My new mac came and I'm fumbling around trying to find the mac versions of the windows shortcuts I've used w/out thinking for years.

There are some symbols for shortcut key combinations that are not on the keys and I don't know what to call them to do a search. One is an open arrow - that is for save as, the open arrow + command key plus s. There's a symbol that looks like an open v at one angle and like a T lying down at another angle. It's for special characters - something + command + T.

What do these symbols mean and what are they called?
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:40 PM

Posted Image that is the command symbol

Posted Image that is the control symbol

Posted Image that is the option key symbol

Posted Image that is the shift key symbol

Which one are you talking about? also for more short cut combos see here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343

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Also the command key is kinda like the windows key and the option key is the like the alt key on a windows keyboard.

Edited by computerxpds, 14 August 2010 - 01:43 PM.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:07 AM

thanks computerxpds

The symbols I was looking for were the shift and option keys. The command key has the character on it. I hadn't run into shortcut combinations w/ the control key yet.

Thanks for the link. I was looking for the Command + Tab and the Control + F4 shortcuts.
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:49 AM

You are welcome, that's what I'm here for. :blink:

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Edited by computerxpds, 15 August 2010 - 10:47 AM.

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