Mac Keyboards

Now, as I’m sure some of you know, I love my MacBook. As they say “Once you Mac, you never go back!”, but there do seem to be a couple of little things that have bugged me since I got it.

They both centre around the (lovely to type on) keyboard, one being; where the f*** is the hash key (#), and the other; I really miss the ‘End/Home’ keys!

Well, I finally got round to searching these out on the ‘net, and lo I have the answers! There is no visible hash key on the keyboard, Apple clearly decided it was expendable (have they not heard of twitter hash tags?) but I now know you can get one using ‘ 3′, look; #######, wheee!

The lacking ‘End’ key, it turns out, can be replicated by using ‘ right-arrow’, and ‘Home’ is replicated by using ‘ left-arrow’. I should probably have guessed these last two, but there you go!

Thanks to this page for pointing out these last two, there are loads of other Mac shortcuts on this page too, worth bookmarking if you’re as rubbish as me!

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  1. #1 by cineleeds on November 8, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    Alt-3 is essential for any twitter users. I’m more impressed that you managed to type that half-a-gravy-boat symbol…

    • #2 by Rich on November 8, 2010 - 6:05 pm

      the miracles of copy & paste!

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