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Using a PC keyboard on Mac OS X

Dear Expert:

I am using a PC keyboard on a Mac OS X operating system. My doubt is about the Mac special keys: command, control and Alt. I think Command is the control PC key, control is the Alt PC key, but what is the equivalent PC key for Alt on Mac ?

Thank you.
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gplana
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roylongCommented:
CTRL = CTRL
COMMAND = WINDOWS (START) KEY
ALT = ALT

At least that's how it is on my MS keyboard.
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strungCommented:
ALT is usually called Option on a Mac.
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roylongCommented:
Alt is only option on older macs
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strungCommented:
My wife's 13" MacBook Pro, which is less than a year old has an option key.
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roylongCommented:
Which country do you live in?
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strungCommented:
Canada
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roylongCommented:
Aah, that explains it then.. ..north America has always been behind the rest of the world :p

All UK macs have been CMD and ALT for many years... :)
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strungCommented:
Life is tough here in the colonies.
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roylongCommented:
we have an office in Quebec - apparently they don't even speak English as their first language ;)
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gplanaAuthor Commented:
That's funny.  I believed the UK was who have against the world: driving on the left instead of right, having its own measurement system, its own currency different than most of Europe, etc...

I live in Spain. Anyway, it's good to know Alt and Option is the same key and name change depending on the country and age of the Mac.
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gplanaAuthor Commented:
Thank you all. I had my keyboard configured to Spanish instead of Spanish ISO, so I failed topress @ (ALT+2 in my keyboard). Now it's working.
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