Deciphering Special Key Symbols in Mac OS X - dummies

By Arnold Reinhold

Part of Switching to a Mac For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Using keyboard shortcuts in Mac OSX means recognizing some important keys, such as Control, Shift, Escape, and more. The symbols for these Mac keys don’t look the same as they do on a Windows keyboard. Mac menus show keyboard shortcuts, when they’re available, using the following standard symbols for special keys: