Keyboard: Why do my "home" and "end" keys do nothing?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bibimbap, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. bibimbap macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2005
    I just bought the new Mac keyboard (I'm an MBP user), and one of the things I was excited about was having a 'home' and 'end' key again... (WITHOUT using a modifier).... but, of course, they don't take me to the end of the line or beginning of the line as I'd hoped.

    Anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Do I have to actually map these keys to do what they're supposed to or something?
  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    What application are you using?

    Macs usually don't go to the start/end of line with Home/End. If e.g. there's a large text box, Home/End moves the view (but not the cursor) to the start or end of the text box. Cmd-right arrow and Cmd-left arrow move to the start and end of lines.

    On the other hand in the MS Office apps, Home and End move to the start and end of lines.

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