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Chapter 1. Mac Os X Annoyances > DECIPHER KEYBOARD SYMBOLS

DECIPHER KEYBOARD SYMBOLS

The Annoyance:

The menus are full of keyboard equivalents for commands, but I don't know what the symbols mean. Sure, the cloverleaf symbol () is obviously the Command key, but the other symbols are just hieroglyphics.

The Fix:

In the help system, Mac OS X provides a Rosetta Stone for these mysterious ciphers. In the Finder, just choose Mac Help from the Help menu. In Panther, search for "symbols for special keys". In Jaguar, search for "keyboard shortcut symbols". Table 1-1 lists some of the keyboard symbols you'll frequently encounter.


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