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284207 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2007 6:50 AM by SteveLamb0
kmath, welcome to Apple Discussions & the Mac Community.
The key in question is probably the "Command" key, the one with the Apple symbol & the unusual rectangle symbol.
Here's a list of other keyboard commands.
Magical Macintosh Key Sequences
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The COMMAND or APPLE key is just to the left of the Space Bar and has and ⌘ on it.Mac Pro 2.66 Ghz; MacBook Pro C2D 2.33 Ghz; MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Intel iMac C2D 17 "; MacBook 2.0 Ghz; 30 GB iPod Video (Black); iPod Nano 2 GB
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2007 6:24 AM (in response to RBALLBOB)That key combination used to work, now I just get a sound suggesting it is an undefined shortcut. As well, when I briefly push the power button, I used to get the option sleep/restart/shut-down the computer. The function is now lost.
It would seem to me that it is a software problem, and that I just need to remove a faulty preference file, or do a similar move. I have tried a number of things (reset PRAM, reset PMU, update firmware, MacJanitor, clean up priviliges, among others). But no luck. Any suggestions?
Again, it used to work fine when I first got my MacBook. I have had Macs since 1988, and this is the first time I see something like this.
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Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2007 6:50 AM (in response to Christian Quaade)Hi
For Sleep/Restart/Shutdown, have you tried control-eject?
To kmath, the following symbols are found in Character Palette>Symbols>Technical Symbols.
⌥ = Option/Alt
⌘ or (shift-alt-K) = Command
⎋ = Escape
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