What the hell is this character?!?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Steadmuffin, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. Steadmuffin macrumors member

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    Ok, you know when you're in OS X, you click on the blue apple logo on the top left of the screen, a menu opens. Look down to the "Force Quit" option. What the heck is that little symbol beside the command symbol? How do you press the hotkey to force quit?! I've seen this strange symbol in other programs, including pages, as a hotkey, but I can't find it anywhere on the keyboard. What the heck. Someone please help. I thought I had everything figured out !!! :confused:
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's an Option (the key also marked Alt on some keyboards, in between Control and Apple/Command). I'm not sure, because when I open this window, it says "You can open this window by pressing Command+Option+Escape" next to the Force Quit button (no symbols).
     
  3. phreakout13 macrumors 6502

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    The one to the right of comand is esc, the one to the left is option.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Ahhh, I see what you're talking about now. That always confused me because it looks so much like the power button.... :eek:
     
  5. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    exit I think
     

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  6. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    yeah i had to look up that one too.
     
  7. Steadmuffin thread starter macrumors member

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    Figured it out

    Wow, first off thanks for the speedy replies. That took about 4 minutes. And yeah, it is the alt/option key. Thanks for all your help guys.
     

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