33 responses

  1. Ps
    June 17, 2015

    Just use better touch tool

  2. christoph
    June 17, 2015

    Been using a Mac for well over a decade and had no idea about those keyboard shortcuts, thanks for a simple but helpful tip!

  3. Jupiter Antunes
    June 17, 2015

    I really LOVE the “TIPS” that you post….. always they are useful…… Thank you so much for that!

    • Paul
      June 17, 2015

      Cheers, glad you appreciate them! Thanks for reading!

  4. Jupiter Antunes
    June 17, 2015

    Ooops…. sorry, but here at my MBP I had to use “Command” + “arrows” instead of “fn” key ….
    Thanks in any way!

    • Jupiter Antunes
      June 17, 2015

      Sorry again, this is for a line…. for a page works with “fn”.

      • Peter M. Beaumont
        July 22, 2016

        Correct, for excel on mac you have to use Cmd then arrow key

      • L
        January 19, 2018

        Thanks! I was actually looking for this!

    • Juan Diego Molineaux
      June 17, 2015

      On the Macbook Pro is Command+Arrow keys

      • chachkimooch
        June 17, 2015

        I have a Macbook Pro, and ‘fn’ with the arrows works for me…

  5. Eduardo
    June 17, 2015

    This is incorrect, Home is ⌘+LEFT ARROW and End is ⌘+RIGHT arrow. Which take you to the beginning and end of a line.

    FN+LEFT is the equivalent of CTRL+HOME on Windows and FN+RIGHT is CTRL+END, which take you to the beginning and end of a document, respectively.

    Although there’s certain apps that don’t work exactly the same way, for instance Adobe CS6 (and all prior versions).

    • Perpetual Learner
      June 17, 2015

      ok, just to clarify, here are all related shortcuts, in list form:
      Windows:
      – Home key, non-editable page (e.g. Chrome) – show beginning of page
      – Home key, editable page (e.g. Word) – show beginning of line
      – Ctrl+Home key, editable page (e.g. Word) – show beginning of page
      – End key, non-editable page (e.g. Chrome) – show end of page
      – End key, editable page (e.g. Word) – show end of line
      – Ctrl+End key, editable page (e.g. Word) – show end of page
      – PageUp – page up
      – PageDown – page down

      Mac:
      – Fn+Left Arrow key – show beginning of page
      – Cmd+Up Arrow key, non-editable page (e.g. Chrome) – show beginning of page
      – Cmd+Up Arrow key, editable page (e.g. TextEdit) – take cursor to beginning of page
      – Cmd+Left Arrow key, editable page (e.g. TextEdit) – take cursor to the beginning of line
      – Fn+Right Arrow key – show end of page
      – Cmd+Down Arrow key, non-editable page (e.g. Chrome) – show end of page
      – Cmd+Down Arrow key, editable page (e.g. TextEdit) – take cursor to end of page
      – Cmd+Right Arrow key, editable page (e.g. TextEdit) – take cursor to the end of line
      – Fn+Up key – page up
      – Fn+Down key – page down

      I hope I made no mistakes :)

      • jim
        May 8, 2017

        Can you help what should be pressed for “Insert” button to enable? I tried all the possible options. nothing worked for me. I want the ‘insert’ key for operating mainframes in Macbook pro

      • jimi
        May 8, 2017

        Can you help what should be pressed for “Insert” button to enable? I tried all the possible options. nothing worked for me. I want the ‘insert’ key for operating mainframes in Macbook pro.

  6. Tim Wilson
    June 17, 2015

    Is this supposed to work for Microsoft Office applications as well? If not, does anyone know the keystrokes to get to the top/bottom of a Excel/Word/Powerpoint file?

  7. Alfonso
    June 17, 2015

    For me ⌘+up arrow = fn+left arrow, and ⌘+down arrow = fn+right arrow. I have a MacBook Pro.

  8. Patrick
    June 17, 2015

    Two more you missed. Fn+ either up or down arrows gives you Page Up and Page Down functionality.

    • John
      June 18, 2015

      Great tips! Thanks Patrick and Paul!

  9. Fnordmeister
    June 18, 2015

    Or … You can pick up an external numeric keypad. Targus makes a nice one; I found mine at a Goodwill store. It looks somewhat like the one at http://targus.com/us/wireless-numeric-keypad-akp11us

  10. bbkr
    June 22, 2015

    If you have full size keyboard and you want classic beginning/end line behavior on home/end keys then create ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict file with following content:

    {
    “\UF729” = “moveToBeginningOfLine:”;
    “$\UF729” = “moveToBeginningOfLineAndModifySelection:”;

    “\UF72B” = “moveToEndOfLine:”;
    “$\UF72B” = “moveToEndOfLineAndModifySelection:”;
    }

    And relog.

  11. vdiv
    June 22, 2015

    Now that we have uncovered the massive confusion and mayhem caused by the absurd minimalists at Apple can we have the freaking scroll bar back?

  12. Joan Van
    July 21, 2015

    Thanks for the tip on fn-arrow left and right. I’ve been trying to do this forever!

    Again, thank you.

    Joan

  13. Mona
    July 27, 2015

    I’ve just discovered this site, and I love it! Thank you for information I have been frustratedly searching for! After 2 years with my MBP, I still feel like a novice; there is SO MUCH I still don’t know. Thanks, again.

  14. obi kenobe
    September 14, 2015

    Golly, this “simplified” mac keyboard just got more complex with all the combinations of keystrokes. it’s like finger yoga or twister :)

  15. francois
    January 18, 2016

    excellent and clear, straight to the point!

  16. John
    March 10, 2016

    Thx!

  17. Katie
    August 22, 2016

    Hello

    I don’t have a fn key on my mac keyboard. When I use it with my mac then cmd and the arrow keys works fine.

    However now I have a pc work laptop and so sometimes I am using my mac keyboard with my work pc. I can’t work out how to ‘home’ and ‘end’ in Microsoft office.

    Using cmd doesn’t work and as I said I don’t have a fn key. Any ideas?

  18. Sher
    November 11, 2016

    Thanks for sharing, that was the 1st time I used Mac, it takes me long time to jump to end of sites

  19. Eydie
    December 24, 2016

    I too cannot get to the Top or Bottom of a document in Word for Mac by using either the Function + Right/Left Arrows or Command+Up/Down (or Right/Left) Arrows. Nothing works. Does anyone know how I can fix this? So annoying to have to press Function+Up Arrow about 60 times to get to the top of a document when the documents I use are over 100 pages.

  20. Ed
    January 5, 2017

    For me, using Sierra connecting to Windows 7, it’s Fn-Control-Left/Right arrow to do top/end of page. Thanks for these hints!

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