Option key


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Option key

On Apple keyboards, a modifier key that is pressed with a letter or digit key to command the computer. For example, holding down the Option key and pressing left or right arrow moves the cursor to the previous or next word. Option is also used to enter copyright, trademark, math and other special symbols as well as accented letters for non-English alphabets. See Command key and Control key.


Mac Modifiers
The Option, Control and Command keys (Apple key) are the three modifier keys on Mac keyboards.
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When this occurs, the QB must attack the option key's inside shoulder, forcing him to make a decision--either tackle the QB or mirror one of the other potential ball-carriers.
After the full-second pause, the QB snaps his head toward the option key and pushes off with the inside of his left foot (Step 2) and then leads with his right foot (Step 3) at a 15-degree angle toward the option area at full speed.
As the QB moves to the option area, he must control his body enough to decelerate his speed upon approaching a point approximately two and a half to three yards from the option key.
He does this by lowering his center of gravity, keeping his head up, chopping his stride (short quick steps) and maintaining eye contact with the option key until ready to pitch the ball.
As a general rule, the QB should never get closer than a yard from the option key before releasing the ball.
Alternatively, just click on "Check for Update" button without holding either Option key or Shift key.
While rebooting, hold down the command and option keys simultaneously.
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Managers have SelecSet 400s, with two-line 40-character liquid crystal display, 24 programmable option keys, and six "soft" keys to send pre-programmed messages.
To do so, hold down the command and option keys while launching the Memory Control Panel.