Help with keyboard shortcut symbols

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MikeyTree, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. MikeyTree macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to figure out some keyboard shortcuts for my new MBP, but I'm mystified by the symbols they use. What the heck is a ? , and what's the difference between an arrow that looks like ? and one that looks like ?

    I suspect I'm missing something pretty basic, like the proverbial windows user looking for the "any" key.

    Edit: Well, it didn't help that the symbols didn't paste properly. I figured out that the first symbol, sortof a backslash with bent ends and a line in the top right corner, is a symbol for the alt/option key. The second symbol, a blocky arrow pointing upwards, is a symbol for the Shift key. I can't figure out the last one, a line arrow pointing to the right, with another perpendicular line stuck on the end of the arrow.

    Where can I get a list of keyboard symbols?
     
  2. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    Check out this for help with shortcuts. I don't believe I've encountered the last symbol you described. Sounds like it may be the End key or possibly a different symbol for Forward Delete.
     
  3. MikeyTree thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks!

    The last symbol turned out to be a symbol for Tab. Ironically, the symbol was right there on the keyboard of my old PC laptop that I've been typing on for the past 5 years.
     
  4. timestoby macrumors 6502

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    wot do you do for the @


    not getn a mac till oct
     

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