how to highlight the entire URL in the browser?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by iMacNoob, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi,

    In windows I would click shift-end to highlight the entire Url, what do I do on my mac?
     
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    GGJstudios

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    Triple-click
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Apple-L
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I triple click, it's faster imo.
     
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    GGJstudios

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    Both will work... just depends if you're more keyboard or mouse oriented.
     
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    mkrishnan

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    I guess... it depends on what I'm doing. I often use apple-l and then apple-c and then click back into a textbox (where the mouse already was) and hit apple-v, etc, for that I find the keyboard shortcut faster, but triple click is good too, and I use it. Might as well know a few methods. :)
     
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    Chundles

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    Click once on the fav icon in the URL field.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    i want to be a master keyboard guy hehe.

    But before that, I have to get past the 'noob' level hahah..

    APPLE key is???

    let's see here, we have: shift/control/option/command

    I see no key with a half bitten apple!

    oh and how to I quickly lock the computer, like in windows?
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Sorry, Apple=command.
     
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    GGJstudios

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  11. thread starter macrumors member

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    In windows I could do this:

    go to the beginning of a line, then hit: shift-end and it would hightlight the entire line. SOLVED: Apple-L

    go to the middle of a line, hit shift-home and it would highlight everything BEFORE it, how do I do that?
     
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    TwinCities Dan

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    In FF I just click once!?!? :confused:
     
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    GGJstudios

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    Yes, but in FF, if you want to edit the link, you have to click again to deselect the entire address. In Safari, it defaults to:

    single-click to edit
    double-click to select a "word"
    triple-click to select the entire address

    Neither is superior... just different approaches.
     
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    TwinCities Dan

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    Yup, gotcha.... :)
     
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    mkrishnan

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    If I understand you corrrectly, Cmd-Shift-Left and Cmd-Shift-Right do the same things when you're in a text box (although they obviously do something different if you're not in a text box, at least in Safari)....
     

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