Key shortcuts involving Shift

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macbook123, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006
    I feel that this might be a stupid question, but I have to ask anyway: I seem to have problems using key shortcuts. E.g. in Preview I'd like to annotate using a rectangle and don't want to go through "Tools" and "Annotate" each time. Now next to the "Add Rectangle" tool there's the key combination "hat" Command R, which I interpret as Shift-Command-R. However pressing those three keys doesn't lead to the desired effect, i.e. me being able to draw that rectangle. What am I doing wrong? I seem to be having the same problem with other applications. Perhaps I'm interpreting the "hat" wrongly as Shift?

    Thanks in advance for your help...
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    I think you might be confusing the control symbol (looks like ^) with the shift, which is an upward facing arrow.
  3. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
    ⌘ = Apple/Command key
    ⌥ = Option key
    ⇧ = Shift Key
    ⇪ = Caps Lock Key
    ⌃ = Control Key
    ↩ = Return/Enter Key
    ⇥ = Tab Key

    Have fun.
  4. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2006

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