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The iOS simulator sometimes shows me a keyboard shortcut helper when I spam Command-Shift-H in an attempt to close an app, and one of the shortcuts (the one I need) includes this symbol, but I don't know what key it refers to.

right-arrow line symbol

What key is this?

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That looks like a tab character. See this meta answer for details:

The main list of keys is at Keyboard icons & terminology

  • The shortcut shown in the simulator is command ->| for "Switch App", so tab makes sense, but why would they show OSX shortcuts in the iOS simulator? – SimpleJ Oct 30 '17 at 16:50
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    Seems odd to me at first as well, then again the iPad Pro and other iOS devices support various keyboards, so it could be part of iOS and it’s certainly something on macOS / would expect a keyboard with a tab to switch apps. – bmike Oct 30 '17 at 16:52
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    @SimpleJ Command-Tab with an external keyboard connected on the iPad switches apps as you would expect. – user71659 Oct 30 '17 at 20:51

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