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    shade73
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    Question Newbie Keyboard Issue (Home, End, Shift etc)
    can someone explain to me why I cannot hit the Home key & have it and go back to the beginning of *some* text boxes? I also can't use the end to goto the end of a text box, or shift home to goto the beginning and select all. Can I check an option to allow me to do this?? Sorry for asking such a dumb question, but I'm the only one in my group with a mac .

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    Newbie Keyboard Issue (Home, End, Shift etc)

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    Specs:
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    Keyboard editing commands are very different between the Mac and Windows. Some general ones:

    Home: scroll to top of document
    End: scroll to bottom of document
    Page Up: Scroll up one screenful
    Page Down: Scroll down one screenful

    Command-left arrow: go to end of line *
    Command-right arrow: go to beginning of line
    up arrow (in a text field): go to beginning of text field (one-line text box)
    down arrow (in a text field): go to end of text field.

    Shift-up arrow: select everything from current insertion point to the point immediately above
    Shift-down arrow: select everything from current insertion point to the point immediately below

    Some applications may have different editing keystrokes, but most behave this way.

    ( * "Command" is the key on either side of the spacebar, often with the open-Apple logo)

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    shade73
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    Thanks, that's exactly what i needed to know! Thanks for responding so quickly!

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    sp44
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    What about the number keypad? I can never get that to work. Am I missing a num lock type key?

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    Newbie Keyboard Issue (Home, End, Shift etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp44
    What about the number keypad? I can never get that to work. Am I missing a num lock type key?
    On a desktop Mac, the number pad types numbers.

    On a laptop, you can hit F6 (num lock) to enable part of the keyboard as a one-handed number pad.

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    sp44
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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist
    On a desktop Mac, the number pad types numbers.

    On a laptop, you can hit F6 (num lock) to enable part of the keyboard as a one-handed number pad.
    What about using an Apple keyboard on a PC?

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