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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 9:02 am

Just like the title says. What keyboard short cut will take me to my "Home" Page on a Mac if the keyboard has no "Home' button on it like my Mac Book Pro.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 9:14 am

Not sure of your question. I have a "Home" button on my Mac keyboard; however, that button takes you to the top of a page in the open window you may have scrolled down on, not your home page.

You can put a "Home" button on the navigation toolbar using View -> Toolbars -> Cusomize.... on the menu bar.

Other than that I'm unaware of any keyboard shortcut.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 9:49 am

On a Mac with a Home button on the keyboard you can press Option + Home and you will go to your Home page. On many Mac now there is no Home button anymore. None of the new Mac Laptops have them. So what Keyboard shortcut will get you to the Home page.

Command + Home would bring you to the top of a page if there is a Home button and on the keyboards with no Home button you use command + Up Arrow instead. There must be a replacement for Home Page to.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 9:55 am

On my Mac keyboard, if I'm on FF and hit Option + Home, the browser goes to my home page.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 10:05 am

The point is I HAVE NO HOME BUTTON. Buy a new Mac laptop and you will not have a Home button either. There is no End button also. There must be an alternative keyboard short cut to go to the Home page. There is in Opera and Safari.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 10:16 am

Guest wrote:On a Mac with a Home button on the keyboard you can press Option + Home and you will go to your Home page.
Learn something every day :)

Try using the System Preferences > Keyboard & Mouse > Keyboard Shortcuts Tab

Scroll down to Application Keyboard shortcuts and select All Aplications. Hit the "+" to add one. In the window that pops up select FF then type "Home" which is under the FF History menu and then add your shortcut. I haven't tried this but sounds like it should work.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 10:42 am

I tried it and added the keyboard shortcut to the History Menu. Unfortunately when I tried to use the shortcut, the History Menu flashed blue but nothing happened. ????

I have noticed in the past that some application keyboard shortcuts that are built into applications don't work. Have no idea why.
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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 10:46 am

put it in the Bookmarks Toolbar; label it Home

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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 10:54 am

homeboy. wrote:put it in the Bookmarks Toolbar; label it Home


He/she wants a keyboard shortcut.
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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 11:34 am

My Mac has a button which is both a left arrow and a home button. If I want to use the Home function, I have to hold down the fn key. I just tried that with Option-fn-home, and it took me to my home page in Firefox.

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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 12:01 pm

Option + fn + "Left Arrow" also works for me
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Post Posted June 19th, 2009, 1:21 pm

Thanks Option+fn+ Left Arrow works here to. I knew there must be another key combo that would work.

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Post Posted August 13th, 2009, 7:05 pm

Option+fn+Left Arrow works, but it would be nice if it was indicated next to the the History-> Home menu, like all the other keyboard shortcuts.

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Post Posted October 25th, 2009, 1:55 pm

hit ctrl and right arrow

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