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Command Key – The Magic Button


The command key (similar to the control key on Windows) is the magic button for nearly all keyboard shortcuts. Want to copy? Press command-C. Want to paste? Press command-V. It’s easy – and much faster than using a mouse, or trackpad.

The Apple menu bar always shows a list of available keyboard shortcuts. The Bowen knot is the command key symbol.

Apple menu shortcuts

Here’s a list of keyboard shortcuts. Many applications will have additional shortcuts, based on their software functions.