APPLE MAC OS X KEYBOARD SYMBOLS

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About Apple Keyboard Symbols

Apple Mac OS X Keyboard Symbols are the basis of all Apple Macintosh keyboard
shortcuts. Below is a table that presents all Apple Keyboard Symbols - taken from
the book Core Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts.

Apple keyboard symbols are shorthand notation designed to simplify the naming of
and referring to Apple Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts.

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Picture 1: Keyboard Symbols                   

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Apple Keyboard Symbols in drop-down Menus

If you click the top menu bar on your Mac screen from within Finder, for example
“File”, you will see a vertical menu drop down displaying various words and phrases
(see picture below).

Picture 2: Shortcuts in Menus

These words and phrases are commands. To the right of some of these commands are
groups of symbols and characters. These characters and symbols represent the
respective keyboard combination for each shortcut.

From the picture above, the keyboard shortcut for "File Open" is . So to use this
keyboard shortcut simply press the then "O" key at the same time. Once you
understand what each symbol means, you can apply any keyboard shortcut you like.

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