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Before Leopard, hitting the Spacebar would take you to the bottom file in List view -- but that now initiates QuickLook. As far as I know there has never been a keyboard shortcut to go to the top of the list. Or am I just ignorant?

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Yep! You can use opt- to jump to the top of the list and opt- to jump to the bottom.

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O frabjous day!! Glory be!! This has absolutely made my day, Dave! Many thanks indeed! -- Drew – Drew MacDuff Apr 26 '11 at 4:05
it's like being lifted out of the dark ages – chrismarx Oct 21 '13 at 14:48

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