Mac keyboard symbols

Written by Michael Lee on May 4, 2016

I love using keyboard shortcuts. They help speedup repetitive tasks in my various workflows.

The only slow down to using keyboard shortcuts on the Mac is, I could never remember which symbol maps to which key on the keyboard.

So as a reference, here is a table mapping keys to symbols so the next time you find yourself trying to learn a new keyboard shortcut, you aren’t slowed down looking up what each symbol means.

Key Symbol
Command
Option/Alt
Control ^
Shift
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