Startup keys for Mac

Apple has this issue of naming keyboard keys, then using only icons in their menus, and then, on their support pages, explaining with the name of the keys, so for the typical Mac user, finding which key to press during startup is not always as intuitive as it should be, in that spirit, this post shows illustrations on the available startup keys for Intel Macs, for Apple Silicon Macs, read their article “Use macOS Recovery on a Mac with Apple silicon“.

Built-in Recovery
Latest internet recovery
Original recovery from the internet
startup manager
Reset NVRAM/PRAM
Safe mode
Apple Diagnostics
Apple Diagnostics over the internet
Single-user mode
Target disk mode
Verbose mode

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