I use the Apple Wireless Keyboard - French

The shortcut Fn+Left arrow (resp. Fn+Right arrow) goes to the beginning (resp. end) of the buffer. The shortcuts cmd+Left arrow or cmd+Right arrow do not seem to have any effect.

Does anyone know how to set a shortcut to go to the beginning / end of current line?

2 Answers 2


You can use Emacs set of shortcuts:

  • Beginning of the line ⌃ CTRL+A
  • End of the line ⌃ CTRL+E

fn+left should bring you back to the beginning of a document.

This Apple support page describe a difference with what you are experiencing.

Try resetting your keyboard settings in the System Preferences > Keyboard

Also check this SuperUser question to reset FN keys.

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