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I've googled it by pasting it in as well as searching for 'the key under the escape key'. I've never come across it before and it's not on older macs.

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I've never seen that on any keyboard either.

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I get it on my 2011 mbp with option 6
I have no idea what it's for
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I get it on my 2011 mbp with option 6
I have no idea what it's for
It's half of a Glaive. If you can find the other half you can defeat the Beast and free planet Krull.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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I had to google Glaive haha
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I had to google Glaive haha
Me too. Perhaps I am not smart enough for this forum.

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Me too. Perhaps I am not smart enough for this forum.
I confess I had to Google "Krull" to remember what they called the hero's weapon.

Funny how things change. I remember seeing the adverts for this in theaters when it came out and thinking, "How neat!". And then watching it on late night TV a couple of years ago and thinking, "How lame . . ."

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Interesting answers lads

MotM to the rescue here...it is a 'double S' which refers to a section or paragraph of a document frequently used by legal document writers and known as the 'paragraph sign' in Europe.

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Interesting answers lads

MotM to the rescue here...it is a 'double S' which refers to a section or paragraph of a document frequently used by legal document writers and known as the 'paragraph sign' in Europe.
Thank you MotM, I decided I wasn't going to sleep tonight until I found out what it meant so I'm glad to find the answer here. Oddly, I didn't get email notification of the follow up replies...

Anyway, for non-believers I present you with an image of a keyboard with layout identical to my MacBook!
http://lowendmac.com/mail/mb07/art/macbook_keyboard.jpg
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Thank you MotM, I decided I wasn't going to sleep tonight until I found out what it meant so I'm glad to find the answer here. Oddly, I didn't get email notification of the follow up replies...

Anyway, for non-believers I present you with an image of a keyboard with layout identical to my MacBook!
http://lowendmac.com/mail/mb07/art/macbook_keyboard.jpg
Hey no problem. Regarding the emails click the User CP (Control Panel) tab at the top of the page and go into Email Subscription Settings and subscribe.

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Interesting answers lads

MotM to the rescue here...it is a 'double S' which refers to a section or paragraph of a document frequently used by legal document writers and known as the 'paragraph sign' in Europe.
I knew there was a reason you were MoTM. Nice find. I knew I had seen it in legal documents/citations but wasn't sure of the meaning.

Now back to work on the secret formula for turning lead into gold.

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The section sign (, Unicode U+00A7, HTML entity &sect is a typographical character used mainly to refer to a particular section of a document, such as a legal code

Source: Copy, Google.com, Paste, Click Wikipedia.
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The section sign (, Unicode U+00A7, HTML entity &sect is a typographical character used mainly to refer to a particular section of a document, such as a legal code

Source: Copy, Google.com, Paste, Click Wikipedia.
It's easy once you know what it's called

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I knew there was a reason you were MoTM. Nice find. I knew I had seen it in legal documents/citations but wasn't sure of the meaning.

Now back to work on the secret formula for turning lead into gold.
Ha Ha....sshhhhhh

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