I'm trying to figure out how to use my Apple keyboard at times instead of the mouse. What keys do I press for the following shortcut?

Delete document menu command

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Apple's Help menu in the finder has an article titled What are those symbols shown in menus? - the related articles at the bottom are great reading. Your specific answer is:


The up arrow ⇧ is the shift key and the symbol ⌦ is the Forward delete symbol. Typed fn+delete.

Refer to Mac keyboard shortcuts for further information on the symbols.


The symbol with the X is the delete key, the up arrow is the shift key, a small up arrow (about the size of ^ ) is the control key, and the command key's symbol can be found on the keyboard above the word "command" on the key. The Option or Alt key key is the option/alt key.

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    How does this improve on other answer?
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 23:59

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