Hack/Mod: Home key on the Macbook Pro - how to make it behave like in Windows?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gentleman, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. gentleman macrumors newbie

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    As a emigrant from Windows, I wish the Home key had the same function on the Mac as it does on the PC, which is to move the cursor to the beginning of a line. Also Ctrl-Home moves the cursor to the top of a page. Can any of you suggest a way of getting this functionality on the Mac side?

    Another challenge: I am using Windows on my MBP through Boot Camp. The keys seem to me to behave as they do on a Mac -- any suggestions in how to get the function I am seeking?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. vagarach macrumors member

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    May 14, 2007
    #2
    At least in my case, in Boot Camp, fn + left arrow does indeed take the cursor to beginning of line. OS X, however, doesn't do this.
     
  3. docc macrumors 6502

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    Why would you want anything to be like Windows? (this coming from a week old Mac user :p ). On a more serious note though, a lot of people have asked this question and there isn't a suitable answer yet :(.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Until you do find a way to change the Home key's actions, if you haven't already seen it, here are the Mac shortcuts:
    http://guides.macrumors.com/Keyboard_shortcuts

    I think you're looking for what's in the Text Shortcuts area.
     

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