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Why are modifier key symbol descriptions not in the built-in OS X help file?

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Apr 3, 2012 5:02 AM

Forgive me if I missed it but I tried searching:


Shortcut keys


modifier keys

keyboard shortcuts

shortcut symbols

modifier symbols



And could not see the following information in the built-in OS X help file:


"Here are the modifier key symbols you can see in Mac OS X menus:

Command key icon (Command key) - On some Apple keyboards, this key also has an Apple logo (apple logo)
Control key icon (Control key)
Option or Alt key icon (Option key) - "Alt" may also appear on this key
Shift icon (Shift key)
Caps lock icon (Caps Lock) - Toggles Caps Lock on or off
fn (Function key)"


I googled this and got the information straight away, but Im baffled as to why I dont see this in the help file. I would have thought this a very simple thing to include.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)


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