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Where is the Command key on the Apple Mac, how do you find it on the MacBook keyboard, and which key does it replace on a Windows keyboard? These questions come up quickly when you want to understand instructions or a guide to keyboard shortcuts under Mac OS X or macOS. So are you reading from somewhere Mac command key or the Apple command key, then you will find the explanation below - also with regard to various shortcuts with the key as well as with the Mac Option key and others of their kind.
If you're wondering which key on the Apple keyboard is the Mac Command key, you'll find it right between the Option key (option, alt, ⌥) and the space key. Depending on the age of the keyboard or MacBook, the key next to the symbol ⌘ includes the abbreviation cmd or its long version “command”. By the way: If you use a Windows keyboard, the Windows symbol is assigned to the command key for macOS.
Here is an overview of the features of the Mac Command key:
The command key or cmd key is the starting point for key combinations and shortcuts in the system and in individual apps under Mac OS X and macOS from Apple. It is therefore just as important as the control key (Ctrl) on the Windows keyboard. Here is a small selection of the possible uses:
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