How to type the Apple Logo

Nov 6, 2009 - 42 Comments

Typing the Apple Logo is a fun little trick that’s easy to do and looks pretty cool:

So how do you do it with your Mac keyboard?

Option+Shift+K will type the Apple logo as so: 

I have no idea what this is displayed like to a Windows user, so don’t be surprised if it looks like something totally different, but on Mac you will see the Apple logo in all it’s glory.

Note: see the comments below for how to type the Apple logo on various world keyboards. Thank you to our readers for supplying this information!

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Posted by: Manish Patel in, How to, Mac OS X


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  1. ed3206 says:

    It’s not letting me.

  2. neolinux says:

    On the Italian Keyboard:

    ctrl + shift + 8

    on the Switzerland Keyboard:

    ctrl + shift + ‘

    HAPPY  :D

  3. Gadgetboyo says:

    If you have Delicious installed the default for bookmarking is command+shift+K so a yeah FYI

  4. Gadgetboyo says:

    Oh and FYI it’s Atl(option)+shift + K= 

  5. Wayfarer says:

    Yeah, It’s

    alt(option) + shift+ K = 

  6. Manish Patel says:

    Oops thanks for catching that, my keyboard settings are set a bit different than most peoples. Corrected!

  7. cory says:

    on windows it looks like an “F8″ on top and “FF” underneath, all in a small box. Weird.

    • popo says:

      this is because the unicode of  is U+F8FF

      And by this, you can type the apple logo with unicode hex input by holding alt and typing f8ff. 

  8. Fred says:

    this was awesome, I don’t know for what reason!

  9. harald says:

    on the german keyboard it’s ALT + SHIFT + * =  — nice btw. :)

  10. Ronny says:

    On a norwegian keybord, it’s as easy as ALT + A :)

  11. alteregg says:

    On a Finnish keyboard it’s also ALT(option) + A

  12. johann says:

    spanish: option + g

    cool :D

  13. cast42 says:

    Belgium keyboard: option + &

  14. Sjón refur says:

    On an Icelandic keyboard it’s

    Alt + Shift + < = 

  15. Char Reed says:

     A simple Alt + A works on the Norwegian keyboard. 

    The Alt + Shift + K makes the degrees symbol on the Norwegian keyboard (º). You have to mention which keyboard you are using! They’re all different and not everyone is using the same one around the world ;)

  16. In Portuguese keyboard is: ALT(option) + 1

    Very simple :) very !

  17. KageToraUK says:

    On a Windows keyboard, it’s ‘cover it in petrol, set fire to it, and throw it as far as you can’. Might as well be that, because you can’t do much else with it.

  18. iker says:

    Alt + G works for spanish keyboard.

    Nice !

  19. Higginz says:

     It’s Alt + Caps Lock + A on a Swedish keyboard 

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  21. Leverton says:

    How to make it at sabah keyboard?

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  24. LittleGuy says:

    Hey somebody knows, how to write the apple logo on a hungarian keyboard??

  25. josma says:

    Ë it doesn’t works for me..

  26. FAnKoOoCh says:

    Well , Do u How to Write It On Egyptian Keyboard ♥

  27. Pejul Brahim says:

    They don’t let us type this  on Facebook..

  28. kardjo says:

    I can type  as [command] symbol and type ^ as [control] symbol… but, I need to type [Option] symbol?
    How to do that, because I want to make a guide book for my student.

    many thanks for any reply.

  29. Maria says:

    Face book does not let it be visible 
    when typed in a message. :(

  30. 

  31. François says:

    Latin American keyboard: ALT + G

  32. Dave says:


    option + shift + k = 

    option + shift + k =  + alt
    option + shift + k =  = 

    option + shift + k = + alt
    option + shift + k = + alt
    option + shift + k =  = 


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  35. icing says:

    ALT+$ (option and dollar sign) on a Danish keyboard.

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