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What are those keys on a Mac?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Caged, 19 Jan 2006.

  1. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,844

    You know on a PC board where you have Insert, Delete, PgDn, PgUp, Home, and End. I was using the PowerMac G4 in one of the edit suites here this evening and pressed what I thought was "Home" to go to the beginning of a line, and nothing happened. I only really noticed at that point that these buttons were labelled something weird. Delete is still there, but "Insert" is "Help", and then there are 4 funky arrows for everything else.

    What the hell do these do, are they the standard Home, PgUp etc buttons and the program I was using (Media 100i) doesn't use them, or are they something totally different? Can I get a home / end button on a Mac without buying a new keyboard? This is pretty important to me and would likely be a deal breaker to purchasing one.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sic

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 15,365

    Location: SO16

    im not sure if it's the same (probably isnt) but on my PB keyboard i use command right arrow for end and command left arrow for home. try it
     
  3. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,194

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    [​IMG]

    1: Brings up help in the application currently active
    2: Well, err, obviously, deletes stuff :p
    3: Same as Home key on a PC keyboard - takes you to the top of a document
    4: Same as End key on a PC keyboard - takes you to the bottom of a document
    5: Goes up a page, same as a PC
    6: Goes down a page, again, same as a PC
     
  4. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,844

    Bzzz. Wrong. Home and End for me take me to the start / end of the current line of text. But as someone said up there, Cmd and arrows will do the same thing.
     
    Last edited: 20 Jan 2006
  5. OllyM

    Soldato

    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,194

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    Well in Word, they take you to the top of a document, as well as in list of messages in Mail.app :s
     
  6. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 23,844

    I mean in Windows :) Not that it matters now I've found a replacement for Home and End.