'End' key equivalent?

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  1. KateSnook macrumors newbie

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    Loving my new Mac but trying to get out of MS keyboard habits.

    Is there an equivalent to the 'End' key on an MS keyboard, on the Mac extended keyboard? (The one with a number pad)

    In it's place is a page down or a diagonal arrow key and as such my typing is taking more time than usual as I keep ending up scrolled down a page instead of at the end of the line as desired.

    Any advice ... other than 'get over it'!! :) ... would be great. I'm getting good at learning the Mac shortcuts so another won't be a chore.

    Thank you in advance!

    Kate
     
  2. CoastalOR macrumors 68020

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    Here are some shortcuts for you:

    Beginning of line: use Command-Left Arrow

    End of line: use Command-Right Arrow

    To highlight the entire line without using the mouse to do it: move the cursor to the beginning of the line; hold down Shift; press Command-Right Arrow

    *****

    Home = Command-Up Arrow

    End = Command-Down Arrow

    *****

    Move insertion mark to beginning of paragraph it's in, or to beginning of previous paragraph: Option-Up Arrow

    Move insertion mark to end of paragraph it's in, or to end of next paragraph - Option-Up Arrow

    You can use Shift in conjunction with those to select the text between those points.

    And, with text selected, you can hold down the Shift key and use the Left and Right arrow keys to adjust the end-point of the selected area one character at a time. If you add Option to Shift, you can use the Left and Right arrow keys to adjust the end-point one word at a time.
     
  3. KateSnook thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you! :)

    This is going to take some getting used to but thanks for taking the time to help me.

    Kate
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Just bookmark the Apple Support site Mac Keyboard Shortcuts.
     
  5. KateSnook thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. brookter1 macrumors member

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    Don't forget that the Mac by default also accepts Emacs-style shortcuts, which in many ways are easier to type than the arrow keys, because you don't have to leave the Home Row (especially if you remap Caps Lock to Control -- see the end of this post).

    Ctl-a: beginning of line
    Ctl-e: end of line
    Ctl-n: down a line
    Ctl-p: up a line
    Ctl-b: back a character
    Ctl-f: forward a character
    Ctl-opt-b: back a word
    Ctl-opt-f: forward a word

    NB: adding shift to each of the above selects the text as you move (e.g. Ctl-shift-A selects to the beginning of the line etc)

    Ctl-k: delete to the end of the line
    Ctl-t: swap two characters
    Ctl-o: insert a new line

    Ctl-d: forward delete (very handy on a laptop because Fn-Backspace is an awkward stretch)
    Ctl-h: backward delete

    There are few more -- http://jblevins.org/log/kbd is a good resource.

    BTW, a lot of people remap the Caps Lock key on the their keyboard (which often isn't used a lot) to be an additional Control Key, which makes these shortcuts even more useful. You can do this in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard > Modifier Keys. It's the first thing I do on any Mac...
     

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