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Hi All,

I am a newbie to the forum and also Mac. I am loving it so far. That said, I have a question that may seem really stupid and if it does, I apologize.

I am trying to learn some of the keyboard shortcuts but several require the use of a symbol that eludes me.

Which key is the one that looks a bit like a backslash with little extra bits on it? For instance, it is used on one of the shortcuts to alter the screen contrast.

I'm already blushing. Thanks for any help.

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I believe it's option/alt
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It is the ALT key...

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thanks, I feel like such a dork.

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Do you want to know where the key is on your keyboard or what the key looks like or do you just want to know what the posters above me have told you?

EDIT: I see this is answered now
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Don't feel stupid this is one of the best forum's I've ever seen on answering questions.
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There are NO stupid questions here. We are here to support you. Please feel free to ask any questions you wish.

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Careful Mac, who knows what that could lead to...
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You are RIGHT moss918! Perhaps I should scope that a bit... there are no dumb Mac-related questions here!! Does that cover it? :-)

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Yeah, that should do it.
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Welcome nemick, you'll find this a very friendly and helpful group. And as you can see below, you're not the only one with questions! I'll ask another related one. What is the key called that has the apple and the little twirrly sign on it next to the option/alt key? I know some of it's uses, but I don't really know what it's called. thanks
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Do you want to know where the key is on your keyboard or what the key looks like or do you just want to know what the posters above me have told you?

EDIT: I see this is answered now
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I think its called the command key.

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Yes... that's the Command Key.

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