option click, control click, etc
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Thu Jun 25 04:01:48 CDT 2009
On 25 Jun 2009, at 09:14, Richmond Mathewson wrote:
> Just to throw a spanner in the works; I have 4 Macintosh computer
> keyboards (USB) and not a single one has an 'Option' key; where
> Apple used to have an 'Option' key there are 'Alt' keys - presumably
> to be more in sync with the PC world: I suppose their documentation
> (like somebody else's, cough, cough, cough) is lagging behind
> somewhat. Therefore it might be better to use 'Alt' rather than
> 'Option' in any documentation you are writing.
I thought that was a US/UK thing? My UK layout Mac keyboards all have
'alt' on the key, while all the photos on apple.com have 'option' (and
sometimes a small 'alt' as well).
For thoroughness, my approach is to always write 'Option/Alt' in any
modifier combination that uses the option key - due to memories of
learning Photoshop from a book tutorial many years ago and trying to
work out what 'option-click to choose a source location' meant...
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