[R-SIG-Mac] What are the modifier keys for "Hide Others"

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Mon May 1 20:07:28 CEST 2006

On 5/1/06, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
> On May 1, 2006, at 11:33 AM, Douglas Bates wrote:
> > Sorry to keep asking dumb questions about using OS X but I have not
> > been able to decide what the combination of shortcut keys for the
> > "Hide Others" GUI selection is.  I know that "Hide Application" is
> > Apple-H but I don't know what modifier key is represented by that
> > backwards 7 symbol that is to be chorded with Apple-H for "Hide
> > Others".
> >
> That's the "option" key (aka "alt" key). Interestingly enough the
> symbol used there is printed as such on some keyboards (e.g. the
> German version of the Apple keyboard), but it's not on the US
> version. Don't ask me why :).

Ours is not to reason why :-)

Thanks.  I thought that I had tried that but apparently I hadn't. 
Switching keyboards and operating systems often leaves one trying
these hand-cramping multi-modifier-key combinations seemingly at

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