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Confusing symbols for Shift, Control, and Option keyboard keys

If you use MacBook you might have seen utterly confusing shortcuts like:

confusing shortcuts on MacBook.png

If you are a recent convert to MacBook, just like me, then you will go crazy remembering these shortcuts. You don't see ⌥, ^ or ⇧ keys on the keyboard but still they are so prominent in every shortcut. You don't see them, so you can't relate to them hence they are so difficult to remember.

I did some googling around and found out that old keyboards used to have these symbols (icons or figures) on keyboards: old apple keyboard

Now the world and even Apple have moved on but shortcuts are still the old ones.

@Apple: You are amongst the most user-friendly company on this planet and if you ignore dust like this in some of your alcoves then it's not good. Let's find user-friendly and easy-to-remember shortcuts, please.

PS: This post was originally posted on hoodasaurabh.blogspot.com