ARCHIVED: In Mac OS and Mac OS X, what is the Command key?

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The Command key is the most common modifier key in Mac OS X. Many menu items, such as Quit, Close, and Save, have a keystroke shortcut using the Command key. To use such a shortcut, hold down one of the Command keys and press the letter key for that item. For example, to save a document in most applications, hold down Commmand and press s.

Apple keyboards usually have one Command key on each side of the Spacebar. Normally the key will have a cloverleaf icon  The Command key is indicated by a cloverleaf.   and, on older keyboards, an apple. Also on older keyboards, the word "command" may not be present or may be abbreviated (e.g., "Cmd").

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