Strange Looking Keys on the Mac - dummies

By Mark L. Chambers

Part of OS X Yosemite 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. However, the modifier keys on a Mac keyboard allow you an even wider range of possible commands than you find on a PC keyboard, leading to greater efficiency in your applications.

To become a Mac power user, you need to know these keys at a glance. The following chart illustrates the modifier keys on both MacBook and Mac desktop keyboards.