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Monday’s Mac Minute – What Do All Those Symbols Mean and A Winner

Welcome to Monday’s Mac Minute!

Every Monday I will share a simple trick to use your Mac more efficiently, a fun Mac shortcut or a Mac fact that I thought you might like to know! If you have any Mac related questions, please let me know. Use the Contact Form and send me a message with “Monday’s Mac Minute” in the Subject. I’ll be sure to find you an answer!


As a new Mac user I was baffled when I read user manuals or when I searched to find keyboard shortcuts for actions on my Mac.

Here’s a cheat sheet for just a few of those symbols:

⌘ Command or Apple key (Also the Control on a PC Keyboard)
⌥ Option (also Alt key on a PC)
⇧ Shift key
⌃ Control key
⇥ Tab key
⎋ Escape key
Delete key
Return key (on keyboard not number pad)


Congratulations to our

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Courtney #22 !

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  • Audra
    March 7, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Oh my goodness – I have had a mac for nearly FIVE YEARS and I still didn’t know what the option icon was! Thanks! Haha!

  • Courtney
    March 11, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you for the Amazon gift card. As you know from my email, I was super excited! Also, will be looking forward to Monday’s Mac Minute since I’m a Mac user who often needs help! (Though I do love my Mac. . . )

    Thank you!!