The Home and End keys are often used on Mac to jump to the beginning or end of a document or webpage. If you have had your Mac for a while, the keyboard may be missing a few keys. However, the most important keys have replacements. At least the Home and End keys on Mac do; so you can still jump to the beginning or the end of a document.

If your Home or End key is missing (or both), this tutorial will show you how to use two replacement shortcut key combinations on your Mac keyboard to capture the Home and End key functionalities.

Use Fn + Left and Right Arrow keys

One way to replace the functionality of the Home and End keys on Mac is to use the Fn – left and right arrow keys as a replacement for the End key. You can jump to the end of the page.

This combination of shortcut keys works in word processing documents as well as iTunes, and the Internet browsers. In Safari, Firefox, or other common browsers, you can use the Fn – left and right arrow keys shortcut keys to jump to the top or the end of a webpage.

Use Command + Up and Down keys

Another way to replace the functionality of the Home and End keys on Mac is to use the Command + Up and Down keys as a replacement for the Home and End keys. By pressing these keys simultaneously, your cursor will appear at the front of the first word (Up key) or after the last word (Down key) in a document.

You can jump to the beginning of the page. This combination of shortcut keys works in word processing documents as well as iTunes, and in the Internet browsers. In Safari, Firefox, or other common browsers, you can use the Command + Up and Down keys shortcut keys to jump to the top or the end of a webpage.

Contact Apple Support

If you were not able to jump to the beginning or the end of a document using the shortcut keys provided here for Mac, you can contact Apple Support or the Genius Bar for more help.