Command, Option/Alt, Control

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by DockMac, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. DockMac macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2008
    What's the logic behind the naming schemes of these 3 keys and their associated key combination functions? Ex: Why Command-C to copy instead of Control-C or Option-C?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Command () is probably used to "command" the computer to do something, while "Control ()" might be similar, but not the same.
    You command the computer to copy and paste text or porn, but you don't really control it doing that, as not much control is needed during such simple tasks.

    "Option/Alt ()" is for having an alternative option?

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