Option key??

gymdude55

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Jan 15, 2008
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Sorry everyone, i know this might sound like the most basic question EVER, but where is the Option key on my Macbook? When i try empty certain files from my trash my Mac tells me i must hold down Option key while emptying trash... but i can't locate it.

Thanks!
 

MacBoobsPro

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Jan 10, 2006
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Sorry everyone, i know this might sound like the most basic question EVER, but where is the Option key on my Macbook? When i try empty certain files from my trash my Mac tells me i must hold down Option key while emptying trash... but i can't locate it.

Thanks!
'Option' is the 'alt' key. 'Command' is the apple key.

 

Tosser

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Jan 15, 2008
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It's the key that says "Option" on it. What country are you in? It might not say it on they key if you're in a certain country. It's between Control and Command/Apple
Yup it certainly depends on the country. Mine has "Alt" and then that "alt"-symbol beneath it.
 

Tosser

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Jan 15, 2008
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MacBoobs,

Did you just add the picture, or did my browser just not render it the first time around?
 

schnetler

macrumors newbie
Feb 8, 2011
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East Yorkshire, UK
Elusive option key

Thanks Guys!
I'm a new MacBook Pro user and had the same problem. Now I know! As mine only has the 'railway points' logo on it below the Alt, does it mean mine is an older model I wonder?