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I'm not sure where to post this, sry.

I just switched from Windows to Mac (got a Mac Pro), and OMFG! I love it.

I do have a question, though. In Windows, I'm used to pressing the "home" key on the keyboard to make the cursor move to the beginning of a text box (eg. address bar in Safari), or the "end" key to make the cursor move to the end of a line, etc.

But this doesn't seem to work on Mac. I've looked under keyboard settings, but can't seem to locate the problem (if it is, indeed a problem).

Even as I'm typing in this text box, it's not working.

Similarly, I'm used to being able to selecting a whole line of text by going to the end of it end key, pressing and holding down shift, and pressing the home key.

Is there any way I can activate these features?

Thanks!
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Hi, here's a link that I found via google, there seems to be a whole bunch of key-combinations: http://davespicks.com/writing/programming/mackeys.html

End = command key + right arrow
Home = command key + left arrow

Those same shortcuts with shift key will allow you to select text...

At least thats how things work with my iMac

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Thank you! so much!

It's been really frustrating when I'm trying to type, so I really appreciate this!
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No problem, I'm happy I could help!

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