Strange-Looking Keys on the Mac Keyboard

By Mark L. Chambers

Part of OS X Mavericks All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re new to the Macintosh world, you might find the look of the Mac keyboard a bit mystifying. You’ll see unusual symbols on modifier keys, which allow you an even wider range of possible commands than you’d find on a PC keyboard, leading to greater efficiency in your applications. To become a Mac power user, you need to know these modifier keys found on both MacBook and Mac desktop keyboards: