# 2008-08-29 keyboard

## Touches spéciales (unix) sur clavier Mac francais

Merci a http://busy.lab.free.fr/mac/ !

 backslash \ shift + option + / pipe, or | shift + option + L tidle ~ option + N simple quote ' 4 key, that's to say a regular ' on any keyboard I guess. opening brace { option + ( closing brace } option + ) opening square bracket [ shift + option + ( closing square bracket ] shift + option + )

Apple also got the habit to give it's own special names to some keys:

• ctrl is called, well, control. So far, so good.
• the alt key (with a funy sign under it) is called option.
• the key with a funny sharp and the Apple logo is called command (for we are supposed to be so creative Apple users I think), or sometimes more logically apple.

## keyboard shortcuts

• in Finder (and most other applications)
• ⌃⌘Z to zoom the window
• ⌘ + ` to switch between your windows
• ⇧⌘[ and ⇧⌘] to switch tabs
• ⌃⌘D to show the dictionary
• in Firefox:
• Fn + Alt + Left arrow gets you to the home page.
• Command + L : link bar
• Command + K: search box
• Ctrl + Tab: Next Tab
• see Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts