How to delete text

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by CaVoLo, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. CaVoLo macrumors member

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    Alrite this is a rather stupid question....but in Microsoft word for windows....if your cursor is at the end of the line and you hold shift and press the home button it highlights all the way to the beginning of the sentence.

    How do you do this on a mac??
     
  2. Anna macrumors regular

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    you press shift and click with your mouse the words you want to highlight
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    Or hold down shift and hit home. If it goes to the beginning of the document, change the settings in the program to set home to beginning of the line.

    TEG
     
  4. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a

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    Here are some shortcuts, at least for Cocoa programs, I dunno if they work in all OS X programs:

    Option + Right/Left arrows = move insertion point by one word

    Option + Up/Down = jump to beginning/end of paragraph, or move between paragraphs

    Command + Right/Left = jump to beginning/end of line

    Command + Up/Down = jump to beginning/end of document or text field

    Hold down Shift with any of these, and it will select everything between the insertion point's current position and its new position, instead of just moving the insertion point.

    Hope that made sense...
     
  5. CaVoLo thread starter macrumors member

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    the whole point of this question was so i dont have to use the mouse
     
  6. Anna macrumors regular

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