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Edit Keys

Help
Home
End
PageUp
PageDown
Del


If you have an extended keyboard, you have an extra little set of keys between the alphabet keyboard and the numeric keypad called the edit keys. These keys help make the Macintosh compatible with PC programs, as well as provide you with extra little features. Not all Mac programs use these keys, although if you read your manual you may be surprised. Try them in your word processor. Or open a Desktop window and try the PageUp and PageDown keys, as well as Home and End. Try them in Save As and Open dialog boxes. At the Desktop, the Help key will open the Apple Help file. In some applications, hitting the Help key gives you a question mark—you can then click on any menu item in your application and you will get the Help file about that menu item.

In most browsers on the World Wide Web, you can hit End to take you to the bottom of the web page, and Home to take you to the top of the web page. PageUp and PageDown might take you up or down a window’s length. Experiment.

(In AppleWorks, the symbol refers to the Enter key, not the PageUp key.)

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