The two 1.25 wide Amiga keys at each end of the space bar are a feature unique to Amiga computers. Each Amiga key has an italicized A legend using the Garamond Bold Italic font, as in the Amiga logo. The Right Amiga key is drawn in outline.
These keys serve a number of purposes:
- The Right Amiga key is used as a command key for applications, much like like the Command key on the Apple Macintosh.
- The Left Amiga key is used as a command key for the user interface: controlling windows, swapping between windows and workspaces (screens in Amiga terminology). In some ways, it works like the Windows key works as a command modifier for Windows on PC keyboards.
- The Amiga keys can also be used for emulating the mouse. Amiga + arrow moves the mouse pointer. Left Alt + Left Amiga = left click, Right Alt + Right Amiga = right click.
- The combination Ctrl-Left Amiga-Right Amiga triggers a software reset.
On AmigaOS, keyboard shortcuts for menus are typically indicated using a reversed Amiga sign and are triggered with Right Amiga + key.