Apple Wireless Keyboard: Home and End?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Alley Oop, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Alley Oop macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2008
    I'm looking for key combinations on the Apple Wireless Keyboard that will allow me to mimic the traditional home and end keys.

  2. ascender macrumors 68020

    Dec 8, 2005
    I think its FN + either the left or right arrow key for home and end respectively.
  3. Alley Oop thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2008
    I just tried it. Function doesn't work but Command + Arrow does. Terrific.

    Thanks! Very helpful!
  4. ascender macrumors 68020

    Dec 8, 2005
    I'm now on my actual wireless keyboard and both buttons work for me strangely enough. Bizarre.
  5. Alley Oop thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2008
    That is strange. I just tested again with Text Edit. Command + left arrow goes home. CMD + right goes to end.

    Function + (any) arrow does nothing at all.

    New Mac Pro, so these are the default keyboard settings. :confused:
  6. applemac4life macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2009
    it's strange, mine worked with fn + left arrow. thanks anyway.
  7. RussellW macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2009
    What function+left & right actually do

    function+ left & right are equivalent to page up and page down
  8. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008

    fn + Left - Page Up/Home
    fn _ Right arrow - Page Down/End

    Command Up/Down arrow goes up/down respectively.

    (using macbookpro unibody)
  9. Alley Oop thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2008
    I was looking for the ability to go to the beginning or end of a sentence within a document.

    I've found something that works:

    Control+Up goes to beginning

    Control+Down goes to end
  10. glossywhite macrumors 65816


    Feb 28, 2008
    [CMD]+[Up Arrow] = Home

    [CMD]+[Down Arrow] = End

    Simple (and yes, I have thoroughly tested this).
  11. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2008
    In Firefox,

    Cmd Up/Down = home/end

    Fn left/right = home/end

    Fn up/down = page up/page down
  12. Jym macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    Additional experience, include Windows in virtual machine

    I've been experimenting with all these suggestions. It appears to me that the key functionality is application dependent. For example, in Mail I find that the Command key plus arrows does the trick. Ditto for Pages (word processor in iWorks). But neither the Function or Command key do anything in Numbers (the spreadsheet application in iWorks). In Safari both the Function key and Command keys with arrows can be used to navigate a website page.

    I have to run certain Windows applications. I've installed Parallels Desktop and Windows 7 + Microsoft Excel and Word. In Excel the Function key with left and right arrows seems to move to left and right ends. The Function key with up and down moves "a whole bunch" but not to the top or bottom. At least there is SOME functionality! Similar experience with Word. The Command key with arrows will do something, but nothing related to cursor movements.

    I'm not surprised that I would have challenges using a Mac keyboard in Windows 7 environment. [I wonder what would happen if I plug in my PC keyboard to the Mac?] But I am surprised to find inconsistencies in the Apple applications.
  13. ic1 macrumors member

    Feb 21, 2005
    Here's a good start:

    What you asked after is around the middle of the doc.


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