17 responses

  1. Chief
    July 7, 2015

    Or, cheat like me and use a Logitech K750 for Mac and get all those buttons. Not a windows user, but I’ve always found them useful.

  2. Vladimir
    July 7, 2015

    Frome iBook G3 to MacBook 2014… Hot keys doesn’t changed… I think it’s cool!

  3. Tom
    July 8, 2015

    Another great tip! Thanks Paul!!

  4. Bill Martin
    July 8, 2015

    The headlines are often misleading. While you DO state in the first paragraph that this applies to MacBooks, the rest of the article doesnʻt specify but just mentions, in one place, the fn key and “modern Mac keyboards”.
    Nitpicking I know. While this article is probably the least egregious, I often run across articles on OSXDaily that just launch into the subject of keyboard shortcuts assuming that everyone on a Mac these days is using a MacBook of some flavor.

    • Ron
      July 8, 2015

      No this headline is completely accurate, the page up and page down keys are obvious on my keyboard after I read the article, it makes sense to me on all of my Macs. Function Up, Function Down. What’s hard about that? What keyboard are you using that doesn’t have a function key?

      Furthermore, most Macs are MacBook Pro variations, or the iMac or Mac Mini or Mac Pro with an Apple wireless keyboard. If you’re using an unsupported PC keyboard on a Mac, that’s up to you. Complaining that they don’t assume everyone is using an Apple II with an Apple II Keyboard is a little silly.

      Nitpicking? Yea, I’d say. How much do you pay for this service? A big $0? People want to complain about everything, get a life.

      • vdiv
        July 9, 2015

        What hard is remembering is it Fn + arrow key or is it shift, control, option/alt, command, or any combination of the above. This is the reason why I use Apple’s “Keyboard with Numeric Keypad” also know as “an almost normal keyboard” only if it had a freaking insert key.

  5. Rudy
    July 8, 2015

    Great tip. Never really thought about the page up/down keys. I was forced to use PC at work, but have been a Apple user since my first iMac. It was the Red one we call Ruby. You must need them in Microsoft software.

  6. !
    July 8, 2015

    I have the wired keyboard with my Mac mini. It has page up/down but I never use it. Never knew why this would be useful, but I guess some people have uses.

  7. Fnordmeister
    July 9, 2015

    How do you select text to start/end of the file, using a Mac? The shift-fn-arrow key combination doesn’t seem to work.

    • Perpetual Learner
      July 10, 2015

      Cmd + Shift + Up/Down arrow, to select to the start/end of the page.

      Also, Cmd + Shift + Left/Right arrow, to select to the start/end of the line.

      • Fnordmeister
        July 11, 2015

        Thanks! I’ll have to add that to my “real help” file …

  8. Killahdroid
    June 11, 2016

    Mac keyboard shortcut updated to Option + UP/DOWN for page down. Use Command + UP/DOWN for home or end.

  9. Marja Erwin
    October 12, 2016

    Those keys are on opposite side of the keyboard, and don’t have closer mirrors.

    That’s great if you can use two hands at once; not so great if you can’t; the shortcut doesn’t work with Sticky Keys.

  10. Ant
    November 20, 2016

    not having dedicated pgup/pgdn keys is a drag.

    is there a way to map the right command and right option buttons to act like pgup/pgdn?

    i’ve tried ukelele and kariboner but neither of them can do it.

    REALLY REALLY appreciate any help :)

  11. KP
    January 11, 2017

    THANK YOU!!! Extremely helpful info!!!

  12. Laurens
    February 27, 2017

    In LR I can go to the top left part of my photo in 100% with fn-left arrow on my Macbook pro. Then I can move to the next sreen in my photo with shift-fn-down arrow.
    In Photoshop I can go to the top left part the same way, but I have no clue how to go to the next screen.
    I need that to precisely go through the whole photo to see if everything is good.
    Has anyone an idea how to do that in PS?

  13. Sek
    May 23, 2017

    Thanks for your information
    I have tried this many times not work for my device

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