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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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As she completes each dimension, she clicks the command key. Figure 2 indicates several of the dimensions she has recorded for the gallery.
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The handset will see a return of the command keys that include "Menu", "Back", "Send" and "End" buttons, along with a trackpad.
The handset will see a return of the command keys that include 'Menu,' 'Back,' 'Send' and 'End' buttons, along with a trackpad.
For example, older players more readily use short cut and sophisticated command keys to compensate for declining speed in executing real time decisions.
Last month, at the annual Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona, BlackBerry unveiled a new "classic" model with a keyboard that boasts a return of the command keys that include Menu, Back, Send and End buttons, along with a trackpad.
Rubber feet on the base keep the keyboard from moving, and there's the ability to assign your own shortcuts and command keys. The keyboard is full-size but folds down to a thin 5.5 inches.
The program is easy to set up and is invisible to the user; to launch Spector, IT administrators simply use command keys that they set up, type in a password, and select the Play button to quickly scan the PC.

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