The Alt Key is one item you’ll really miss if you migrate from Windows to Mac. By hitting Alt+F4 on Windows, you can close an application. The shutdown pop-up box is loaded using the same key. There are no Alt keys on the Macbook keyboard. Instead, keys like Command, Control, and Option will be visible. The alt key can be substituted with one of the keys in this line. Similar to Windows, you can also issue commands by pressing a variety of key combinations.
How to find the Alt key in Macbook?
On a Mac, the Option key takes its place. Still, it performs the same functions as Alt. The same shortcuts have a few slight variations. I’ll walk you through using the functions of the Alt Key in this guide. The list of keyboard shortcuts below should be bookmarked if you are using macOS Monterey. The two Options (Alt) keys on the Mac are next to the Command key. When the Option key is pushed along with any other key, a series of actions are carried out. Option + L, for instance, will launch the Download folder. Alt + D is the shortcut for Windows’ address bar. The complete list of all Options (Alt) Mac shortcuts is provided here.
- Option+Mission Control: Open Preferences.
- Option+Volume Up: Open Sound Preferences.
- Option+Command+L: Open Downloads folder.
- Option+Command+N: Create Smart Folder.
- Option+Command+D: Show/hide Dock.
- Option+Command+P: Show/hide Path Bar in Finder Window.
- Option+Command+S: Show/Hide Side Bar in Finder Window.
- Option+Command+Y: Quick Look Slideshow of files.
- Option+Shift+Command+Delete: Empty Trash.
- Option+Brightness+Up: Increase Brightness.
- Option+Double Click: Open the file in separate Windows by closing the existing one.
- Option+Command+Esc: Quit an App.
- Command+Option+M: Minimize Everything.
- Control+Command+Q: Lock the Screen.
The standard Mac keyboard shortcuts associated with the Option key are listed below. Along with this, the keyboard has a set of function keys. They also have extra features, which are detailed below.
- F1 Reduce brightness
- F2 Increase brightness
- F3 Launch Mission Control
- F4 Launch Launchpad
- F5 Reduce keyboard brightness
- F6 Increase keyboard brightness
- F7 Skip Music back
- F8 Play/Pause
- F9 Skip Music Forward
- F10 Mute
- F11 Increase volume
- F12 Decrease volume
The most popular Macbook shortcuts are included in the list above. In order to monitor the MacBook Battery Percentage, you may also alter the dock. For instructions, follow the link. You should also check out how to split the screen on a Macbook and how to activate dark mode for easier reading.