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command key

Command key

On Apple keyboards, a modifier key that was originally the "Apple key." Like the Control and Option keys, Command is pressed along with a letter or digit key to peform a function. The Command key is sometimes used like the Control key in Windows; for example, Command-P and Control-P print a document. However, the Mac's Option key is also used for Windows Control key functions. See Control key.

The "Apple" Key
The Mac Command key is identified by its apple or cloverleaf symbols; in this case both. The cloverleaf is also known as the squiggle, pretzel and rugbeater.
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Programmable shortcut and command keys also allow users to customize keyboard functionality.
Command keys, menu choices and icons all reflect current Windows conventions, and the command structure in general has been streamlined to combine more choices in fewer dialog boxes.
Participants will play Bingo with a collection of function and command keys from a standard keyboard, and winners from each round will be entered into a drawing for top prizes.

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