My desk is a little too narrow for the long type of Apple keyboard -- the one that has the keypad and the Home ↖, End ↘, Page Up ⇞, Page Down ⇟ keys... (it will take up the space for the mouse).

So if the small (wireless) keyboard is used, is there a way to simulate these keys: Home ↖, End ↘, Page Up ⇞, Page Down ⇟? (Home ↖ takes a user to beginning of page, End ↘ takes the user to end of page).

In some apps like Chrome and Safari, Command ⌘ + Up ↑ is like Home ↖, and Command ⌘ + ↓ Down is like End ↘. Fn + Up ↑ is like Page Up ⇞, Fn + ↓ Down is like Page Down ⇟, but it won't work in some apps such as in Finder (File Manager) and iTunes, where both of them will only do PageUp and PageDown simulation but not Home ↖ orEnd ↘ simulation.

I have this keyboard:
Apple keyboard
Not this keyboard (which has the dedicated Home ↖, End ↘, Page Up ⇞, and Page Down ⇟ keys):
Apple extended keyboard

  • Worth noting that the same applies for MacBook keyboards.
    – andr
    Aug 16, 2014 at 13:07

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The Command+Up/Down keys you mentioned for Chrome and Safari are coincidences. The Fn+Up/Down keys are not. Those key combinations are actually mapped to the Page up/Page down keycodes, so the application thinks you actually pressed those keys. There are similar mappings for Home and End: Fn+Left and Fn+Right, respectively. These Fn+Arrow mappings will work exactly like Page Up/Down and Home/End in any application, unless it somehow is working around the system.

  • perfect! why didn't I think of that! Apr 22, 2012 at 2:18
  • This is great if you can use two hands. But is there a way to do this with only one hand? I cannot spread my fingers far enough to operate both 'Fn' and 'arrow up' or 'arrow down' simultaneously.
    – user87863
    Aug 16, 2014 at 0:09
  • @Mark I don't know of another combination. You could turn on Sticky keys in System Preferences > Accessibility > Keyboard, which would let you press fn then the arrow separately.
    – ughoavgfhw
    Aug 16, 2014 at 1:11
  • For Windows Remote Desktop, you can use: fn+control+left/right for control+Home and control+End. fn+control+up/down for PageUp and PageDown. Jul 1, 2015 at 23:18

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