Mac convert tip #3: Dealing with missing keys
Something isn’t quite right about the Mac keyboard. My PC keyboard has a useful block of keys above the cursor keys which aren’t present on my MacBook Air. I frequently used these keys for editing and navigation. Fortunately, these commands are still accessible on the Mac with some additional finger gymnastics.
|Move one word left||Ctrl+←||option+←|
|Move one word right||Ctrl+→||option+→|
|Move to beginning of current line||Home||command+←|
|Move to end of current line||End||command+→|
|Page up||Page Up||fn+↑|
|Page down||Page Down||fn+↓|
|Move to beginning of document||Ctrl+Home||command+↑|
|Move to end of document||Ctrl+End||command+↓|
The absence of a dedicated forward delete key still has me scratching my head. delete on a Mac is equivalent to Backspace on a PC. fn+ delete is the way to delete characters in front of the insertion point.
|Delete to right of cursor (forward delete)||Delete||fn+delete|
|Capture screen to clipboard||Print Screen||command+control+shift+3|
|Capture current application to clipboard||Alt+Print Screen||command+control+shift+4
Click the window to be captured
There’s a comprehensive list of keyboard shortcut keys at the Apple support site. This should get you started though.