Where is the Command key on a Mac and MacBook?

To use certain functions without a mouse, keyboard shortcuts can be used on Mac. Usually this pressing a letter key and a special key. A special key that is often used for this is the Command key.

But where actually is the Command key on the keyboard on your Mac or MacBook?


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Command is also called the Apple key or "Command" -Key

command key-macParticularly newcomers from Windows will probably can not do much with the expression without having the icon of the button in mind.

  • Command is on the left and right of the space bar on the Mac Tastatur.-
  • Printed ein quadrilateral with four circles at the corners.
  • Most still under the abbreviation "cmd" for "Command" or in German simply "command" on the button.
  • Colloquially, the key is often called "Apple key", "propeller", "clover leaf" or "cauliflower" button.
  • In early Mac versions also the famous Apple logo was printed on the key.
  • The Windows equivalent of the "Apple" key is the Windows key. Do you find so a description for a shortcut to the Mac in which the Command key must be used the Alt key uses on a Windows keyboard.

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The command button can be used inter alia to cut out ( "X"), Search ( "F") or hide ( "H"). Command is mostly used to operate various functions on the Mac. With the help of the special key MacOS can also be controlled completely without a mouse or Multi-Touch trackpad. Command is so for all the main tools that get their hands while using your Mac hard from the keyboard.