A couple of questions about using a laptop keyboard.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by *old-guy*, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. *old-guy* macrumors regular

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    Being slightly compressed, I guess there are things on a standard keyboard that don't appear of a laptop's keyboard but I am new to either type and could use some help explaining what's what.

    The keys ..... Command - Option - Esc = Force Quit.
    Fair enough but what is the Command key? Is there a symbol I should look for?

    The keys ..... Command - Option - Eject = Sleep Now.
    OK, but what is the Eject button?
    Also, is there a way to get the hash mark?
    Thanks all.
    Steve
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Command has the Apple logo on it
    Eject is in the top right corner, next to the F keys.
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Command key either has "command" or the Apple logo on it.

    Eject key is in the top right, looks like an eject button.
     
  4. *old-guy* thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys,
    The Command key was easy enough to find. The key next to the Spacebar ha an Apple and a weird looking doofuss that looks a bit like a square with a teardrop at each corner.
    Still can't find "Eject" though. Top right of my keyboard is F9 - F10 - F11 - F12. Underneath those, from left to right, I have "_ and -", "+ and =", and "Delete".
    None of those keys have anything that looks like an eject button on them and the keys are not worn all that much.
     
  5. NEAME macrumors member

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  6. aross99 macrumors 68000

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    I notice you are in the UK, so maybe you have a different keyboard layout. On the US keyboards, the eject key is to the right of the F12 key and above the Delete key. It has a symbol that looks like a Triangle with a line underneath it.
     
  7. *old-guy* thread starter macrumors regular

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    My Pismo does have a UK keyboard complete with a £ key.
    On it, the F12 key is right at the end of the top row and nowhere on the keyboard is there anything resembling the icon usually found on an eject button.
    Command e doesn't work either.
     

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