Keyboards tend to be the same overall no matter what type or brand you are using, but every so often you will see a key referenced in some kind of documentation that seems to be missing from your own personal keyboard. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a frustrated reader’s question.
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SuperUser reader user40780 wants to know which key on a Mac keyboard corresponds to the ⇥ symbol:
I was looking at PyCharm documentation which has the following instructions:
To change indentation of a text fragment, do one of the following:
1. On the main menu, choose Edit | Indent Selection / Edit | Unindent Selection.
2. Press ⇥ / ⇧⇥.
What functions as the ⇥ key on Macs? I do not see this symbol on my keyboard.
Which key on a Mac keyboard corresponds to the ⇥ symbol?
SuperUser contributors Spiff and Levi have the answer for us. First up, Spiff:
The Tab Key is the one you are looking for.
Followed by the answer from Levi:
I have had similar problems interpreting Mac keyboard shortcuts and found the following list to be useful:
Image Source: Dan Rodney – Mac Keyboard Shortcuts
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