stupid question (shortcut keys)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by quigleybc, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    I've been wanting to ask this, but feared humiliation for the dumbness of the question.

    On windows, the "end, and home" keys take you to the end of the sentance and the beginning of the sentance respectively. on OSX the end and home keys don't seem to do anything, and to get to the end of a sentance, sometimes hitting the "up" arrow button works, and the down arrow for the beginning of the sentance. But I like the Windows way better.


    yes, I know it's a noob What! :p
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I have no idea why Apple did that, I would also find it counterintuitive if I actually used any of those keys in that group. Of the 6 keys in that group (help, forward delete, home, end, page up, and page down) the only one I ever use is forward delete, and even that is used rarely.

    I'm the same way on Windows - never got used to using those keys, and use them just as infrequently. Don't worry about thinking your question is stupid - as it turns out, many other users here are curious about the exact same thing.
  3. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2003
    End of line, not sentence (in most apps): Command-rightarrow

    Start of line, not sentence (in most apps): Command-leftarrow

    Does Windows really take you to the start or end of a sentence? Based on what? (If you use periods for things other than full stops, e.g., abbreviations or things like IP addresses (, does that bollix it up mightily? Does it know sentences can end in question marks? And exclamation points! etc...
  4. 20rogersc macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2005
    Brighton, UK
    I'm sure it doesn't, it does exactly the same thing as Command-Right/Left.

  5. wattage macrumors 6502


    Oct 14, 2005

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