The Apple Key - Command Key

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The "Apple" key is found on both sides of the space bar on an Apple keyboard.  It  has been given its name because it has historically contianed the famous Apple Computer icon on it.  It is also referred to as the Command key.
Mac keyboard shortcuts use the Apple key in conjuction with other keys to invoke an action.  For example when the Apple key and the P key are pressed at the same time, it tells OS X to perform a Print.  Just try it.  Open a document, a web page, and an email.  Press command-P in each application to see that print is always invoked with that combination.

The following images will help you to find the key with ease.

More recently however, Apple has made changes to the key in that the keyboards on new Mac models no longer contain the Apple icon.  In fact, some simply have the letters 'Cmd'  or 'command' written on the key in conjunction withthe ⌘ icon.   This largely depends on the Mac model and release date of the Mac.

  • February 26, 2009 - content revision
  • July 13, 2008 - content revision, added image of new Command key
Created: 7:55 PM on Dec 17, 2006
By: switchtoamac