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Old Jul 26, 2006, 09:59 AM   #1
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Where is the option key on a macbook?

I feel really embarassed to ask this,but what does the option key look like on a macbook and where is it?I am really new to mac as i have never used a mac in my life.

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Old Jul 26, 2006, 10:06 AM   #2
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I feel really embarassed to ask this,but what does the option key look like on a macbook and where is it?I am really new to mac as i have never used a mac in my life.

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It's the key that says "option"

It's on the bottom row, two keys to the left of the space bar. Should say "alt" at the top and "option" at the bottom.
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Old Jul 26, 2006, 10:10 AM   #3
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Old Dec 22, 2007, 05:32 PM   #4
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Options / Alt

I have a new MacBook and the Alt key has "alt" at the top and a character that looks like a bath at the bottom. It doesn't have the word "Options" on it.
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I have a new MacBook and the Alt key has "alt" at the top and a character that looks like a bath at the bottom. It doesn't have the word "Options" on it.
Yes, that's the Alt/Option key. That little symbol is Apple's "option" symbol. You'll see it in some of the menus at the top of the screen.
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Hello -

I am also a new MacBook user finally crossing over after years and years of PC-ing in my life. I also did not know where the 'options' key was. Even the help files and other stuff only mention the graphic symbol and the alt designation.

Any way, it's refreshing to try something new once in a while, even if it's a laptop that's a Mac.

Enjoy!!!
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Old Jan 4, 2012, 02:26 PM   #8
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Option key

Duh, thanks for answering this query.

The option key on my Macbook has kept its secret well ... masquerading as the alt key with no mention of 'option' at all - just a strange hieroglyph.
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