Option key

Apple option keyThe option key is a keyboard key found on Apple computers that is used as a modifier for other command codes. As can be seen by the picture to the right, the option key is found next to the control and command keys. Since the mid 1990s the key now also includes the small "alt" text also on the key.

Tip: Users more familiar with the PC can think of this key as the Alt key on their keyboards.

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Also see: Alt key, Apple dictionary, Command key, Keyboard terms, Modifier key, Option