Uhhhh....MacGuru....I think you mean the "control" key, and not the option.
Contextual menus are activated by holding down the control key with a mouse click.
Also, I have to disagree with you about Apple kb and mice. Yeah, I want a 2 button mouse, but the tracking on the Logitech optical I bought is nothing compared to the native mouse. Also, the keyboard has a great feel to it-- better than most PCs I've typed on. Just MHO.
Not sure where is the ctrl key on an apple keyboard...
It's right next to the option/alt key, where it belongs. ;)
The confusion comes up with the command key vs. apple key (same thing -- they now print both symbols on the key) or with the alt key vs. option key ("alt" is written in tiny letters above "option"... dunno if they're the same, or if you need to hold a second key down to access "alt key" functions... but apparently I've never needed to know, or I would by now. hehe)
My macally keyboard has the same markings as the Apple Pro keyboard I don't use anymore because it made my lower arms go numb.
Over on the Dell machine next to me, I'm assuming the keys with the little Windows symbols on them would be equivalent to the "command" key on my machine? If so it's a bit hard to tell, since they don't print both symbols on the key.