After installing Lion, + doesn't go to the line start and + doesn't go to the line end.

Anyone know how to reconfigure this?

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    Hmm… this works for me on a MacBook Pro running Lion. Tried it in TextEdit and BBEdit. – Nate Jul 21 '11 at 3:52
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    Which programs is this happening in? It still works for me - though I do prefer using Control-A and Control-E respectively instead. – Chealion Jul 21 '11 at 3:52
  • at the time I wrote this question it was not working anywhere. Now it's working everywhere, and I did nothing specific :S – Victor Rodrigues Jul 21 '11 at 3:56
  • Same for me: it suddenly did not work some time after the Lion upgrade, and a few days later it worked again, without restart or logging off. – Alexander Klimetschek Aug 18 '11 at 12:31
  • For me, home and end commands work only if I highlight the text with Shift key down. – jelovirt Sep 6 '11 at 12:26

Coming from Windows I've had a tough time adjusting to the way home and end behaves. Luckily the guys at MacroMates had a blog post about this.


Create a file at ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict with the following contents:

    /* home */
    "\UF729"  = "moveToBeginningOfLine:";
    "$\UF729" = "moveToBeginningOfLineAndModifySelection:";

    /* end */
    "\UF72B"  = "moveToEndOfLine:";
    "$\UF72B" = "moveToEndOfLineAndModifySelection:";

I restarted and my keys were behaving as expected!


You could try restoring defaults by using the 'Restore Defaults' button in System Preferences shown below:

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    Have the same issue. But this tip doesn't help. – Ortwin Gentz Jul 26 '11 at 11:50

Removing ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.universalaccess.plist.lock and logging out and back in did the trick for me.


This problem was driving me crazy.

Ortwin Gentz wrote:

Removing ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.universalaccess.plist.lock and logging out and back in did the trick for me.

I didn't have a file with that name, but I had one with this very similar name: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.universalaccess.plist

I moved that file to the trash, then logged out and back in. Problem gone. Hooray!

Thank you, Mr. Gentz!


It seems to have something to do with the language you selected.

I had mine set to English - Canadian (eh :P)

setting Language & Text > Input Sources

uncheck English - Canadian check US

Once I did that my cmd + arrow key was back to normal.


Option + Command + right arrow (on the latest Lion update -- it changes)

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