CMD Button

Discussion in 'Computer Accessories' started by Laquer Head, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    Was back at the folks house today, cleaning up boxes of crap I've been storing..

    Anyhow, among other things, I found a baggie with a small black key with CMD etched into it.. now I've never owned a MAC and was wondering - do aftermarket keyboards typically ship with extra keys..for MAC people?

    What would this CMD button be for? It sure looks like a keyboard key..but neither of my keyboards, at least that I recall, came with extra keys!
     
  2. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    Could be a custom key cover.
     
  3. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Well-Known Member

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    CMD might be the same thing as Ctrl.
     
  4. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    I've only seen Mac keyboards come with them, and none have replaceable keys that they ship with to change them out.

    When I saw the thread title "CMD Button", I thought it was VCR King asking if he can install a button on his case that launched a command prompt :p
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2016
  5. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't say "CDM" lol

    I'm thinking it came with either a Razer keyboard or a steelseries keyboard, both of which I own.
     
  6. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    I kinda have that already. I programmed one of the customizable keys on my Wave keyboard to open cmd.exe if I tap it.
     
  7. Intel_man

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  8. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    Comes in handy sometimes when I have to run netstat to figure out why my ping is higher than Snoop Dogg (again. )

    It's easier to tap a button and type netstat than it is to hit start, type cmd, hit enter, then do netstat.

    TL;DR I'm lazy
     
  9. Intel_man

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  10. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    netstat doesn't provide any latency metrics.
     
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