By Callum, 9 April, 2014
macOS and Mac Apps
Hello, I've had a Mac for a while now but there's a couple of things I kept wanting to ask, but it was one of those things I never got round to for some reason. 1. Does anyone know of an equivilant to the home and end keys on windows? I would proffer to use them for things like when using iMessage, I sometimes have to scrole down the full conversation to read the last few messages, or for scroling straight to the bottom or top of a document, similar to pressing CTRL +home or end on Windows. 2. Does anyone know how to use spell-check when not in an Apple app? For example I use Google Chrome as my main browser, and everything is accessible appart from spell-check. When typing this for example, I seem to have to type it out in text edit first, then spell-check it then paste it into the message box. I have a MacBook Air 2012 11 inch if that helps with the home and end key question. Thanks for any help.
Home is function-left arrow, end is function-right arrow. The commands to move to the visible top or bottom are vo-home and vo-end, respectively; add shift to move to the top or bottom, regardless of visibility on screen. I usually use the latter, with the shift key.
Putting that together, you get a rather awkward keystroke: beginning is ctrl-option-function-shift-left arrow, and end is ctrl-option-function-shift-right arrow. Again, you can leave off shift, but that may not always do what you want. Remember, too, to interact with the item whose beginning or end you want to jump to, as these commands act on whichever object VoiceOver is interacting with at the moment.
If you want, you can assign these to commanders to make life easier. Personally, I use control with a two-finger flick down for end, and up for home, but you can use whatever you want to. The relevant commands should be in the "navigation" submenu of VoiceOver commands when you are assigning them.
If you are working with text,
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