Total newbie question...Home/End buttons not working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by farmermac, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    Just got my first mac today...'09 imac 24". Its fricking sweet.. But one thing Im used to with Windows was to use the Home/End keyboard buttons to get to the beggining/end of a line. They dont seem to do anything on the mac.
     
  2. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    http://lifehacker.com/324448/fix-your-home-and-end-keys-with-keyfixer

    To a lifetime Mac user, the default home and end key behavior is normal and so it does not bother us that home and end don't act like Windows (we don't know any better!) and there are other ways to do the same thing on a Mac. For example:

    Use CMD-Left arrow to go to the beginning of a line.
    Use CMD-Right arrow to go to the end of a line.

    Here are some keyboard combos and what they do. Handy to get to know.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343
     
  3. farmermac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nice. Thanks for the great info. I can switch to using the command+arrow without issue. Now the question is, what is home/end used for on a mac?
     
  4. Zerozal macrumors 6502

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    To get to the top and bottom of documents (or web pages).
     
  5. BPresley321 macrumors regular

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    I'm no lifetime user but after 2 years I still hit home/end to try to move the cursor to the end of the line...dang PCs at work.
     

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