Command key

Apple command keyAlternatively referred to as the beanie key, cloverleaf key, cmd key, open apple key or just command, the command key is a key created by Susan Kare that is found on all Apple keyboards. The command key is found between the alt or option key and the space bar key and is used to perform tasks by pressing it in conjunction with one or more other keys. The picture is an example of what this key looks like on the Apple keyboard.

Tip: Users who are not familiar with the Apple Macintosh, but are familiar with IBM compatible computers can relate this key to the Microsoft Windows key. If you have a Windows keyboard on an Apple keyboard, the Windows key becomes the command key.

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Also see: Apple dictionary, Cmd, Keyboard terms, Operating system terms, Option key