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    What is the Option Key?

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    What is the Option Key?
    Im trying to empty by rubbish bin and I keep get messages about not being able to delete locked files and if I wanted to do that then hold the option key while I empty the trash and then everything will empty out.

    But for the life of me I cannot figure out what the option key is? Can someone please put me out of my misery and tell me which key on the keyboard is the option key???

    Many thanks

    Mailman

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    What is the Option Key?
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    The Option key is also known as the Alt key. It is located in between the Command/Apple key and the Ctrl key.

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    What is the Option Key?
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    It's the one 2 to the left of the spacebar...the one that says option on it, unless you are using an older keyboard than it has that little T esque symbol or if you are using a windows keyboard than it would be the alt key.
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    What is the Option Key?

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    On non-US keyboards, the symbol is ⌥

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    What is the Option Key?
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    Woah hey how do you make this---> ⌥ symbol?
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    What is the Option Key?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Vindicat3d View Post
    Woah hey how do you make this---> ⌥ symbol?
    You can insert the option symbol and lots of other symbols, like ⌘ and ⏏ from the Character palette, which you can turn on from the International pane of System Preferences.

    As you seem to have figured out, the HTML code is ⌥, which you would use in a forum like this one.

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    What is the Option Key?

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    Thanks guys

    Regards

    Mailman

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