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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by W4133D, Jul 11, 2008.
Where is it ?!?
Is it the fn button ?
It's the button that says OPTION. Right next to Control and Open Apple.
Lmao... That made my day. Not to be rude, but it did
maybe the 'alt' label threw him off too?
Except on international keyboards, where the symbol is labeled ⌥
Not everyone's keyboard looks just like yours.
Ahh, I see your problem. You're still using an Apple II series machine. No wonder.
In case you're wondering, Apple's new "Mac" line now has command keys, always labeled with the ⌘ symbol (sometimes, but not always, dual-labeled with the open-Apple symbol.)
Hope you get a newer computer soon...those fifteen-year-old Apples were solid, but they're showing their age now.
Not alll keyboards are the same
The helpful response about it being the button labelled OPTION was not what I was looking for from the Mac community when I had exactly the same question.
I have a brand new MacBook Air, and the relevant button (thanks to the other posts for making it clear) is labelled "alt" and a symbol a bit like an equals sign with a line before it. So a sensible question and I'm glad someone actually answered it!
Here it is on my keyboard, its the one that has 'alt' and 'option' on it. There is another option key the other side of the keyboard though.
Saying "not to be rude, but..." does not absolve you of the act. It is kind of like saying "not to apologize, but, I'm sorry." Both are insincere.
You must admit it is funny that people don't know where the option key is. It's like me asking where the 'ANY' key is.
As there is just 'alt' and ⌥ on the option key on the new Air keyboard ~ expect more questions about the option key.
To the OP, sorry you received so many unhelpful answers.
No to both statements. Perhaps finding humor in that is finding conceit in oneself. Perhaps their Option key is not marked clearly, or marked as yours is. Perhaps someone looking for the ANY key mistakenly thought he/she heard "the" before it, or read that into a sentence when it wasn't actually there. Most things have explanations. You presume to know too much.
My keyboard only says 'alt' and ⌥, nothing about option. Now I didn't have any problem with this, but I'm sure newbies can have.
Im not finding conceit in myself, it's just even before I started using macs I knew where all the keys were etc... So I assume others would be able to use initiative to work it out.
Don't do that.
Okay, point taken =]