Move Cursor One Word Forward and Backward

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 006mac, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. 006mac, Sep 20, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2015

    006mac macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2015
    Can someone please tell me how to move the cursor one word forward and one word backward at-a-time in Textedit? Is this a global command for Mac? I have tried the typical combination and nothing works. I am using a brand new MBA 13. I can tell you the following:

    CMD+< or CMD+> moves the cursor the entire line in Textedit but nothing else for word-by-word.

    alt+> or alt+< works in other apps for moving the cursor one word at a time in Chrome, etc but not for Textedit.

    I have followed the instructions here:

    In Textedit it is not working... Is there a way to reset or...?

    Any help, please?

    Thank you!
  2. 006mac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2015
    Well I fixed my own problem... I had enabled Unicode input for some special characters I was typing. I had the Keyboard Inout in the top selected to U+, I clicked it and selected U.S. (so the American Flag) is showing and now my default Mac keyboard shortcuts are working. Sorry for the inadvertent post.

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