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Names of modifier keys for macOS and Windows

I always forget the symbols of the modifier keys on macOS. To add to the confusion, I swap my Cmd and Ctrl keys so I don’t lose my copy-paste muscle memory on Windows computers or keyboards.

I couldn’t find a comparison table with the macOS keys and the equivalent for Windows/Linux, so I made one:

Icon macOS Name Windows Name
Command/Apple Ctrl
^ Control Windows
Option Alt
Delete Backspace

TIL: HTML tables don’t have default CSS styling.