I have purchased a Mac Book Pro, MBP henceforth, and I am pretty pleased with the system and Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.6) However within few days I have started missing Home, End and Backspace keys.
Apple & Macbook Pro Keyboard for reference:
Few key symbols from & related to MBP keyboard:
Trying out various combinations I came to know that:
delete is actually a backspace!!!
so where is del key, that we are so used to on Windows? It is fn + delete
What about Home? try out fn + left arrow
what about End? try out fn + right arrow
Page up? fn + up arrow or control + shift + space
Page down? fn + down arrow or control + space
⌥ this funny looking character is actually an options key, here for some interesting uses of options key, I like the one about selecting an application with options key, press options key and mouse click ensures only that selected app’s windows is visible. Cool
copy ==> command + c paste ==> command + v cut ==> command + x undo ==> command + z find ==> command + space (this launches spotlight search utility) find ==> option + command + space (launches a new finder window to search in the system) command + f3 ==> shows desktop command + tab ==> select application you want to switch to, like alt+tab on windows fn + f9 ==> shows all windows open in dashboard view, [Expose] is the feature control + f3 ==> shows all windows of the current application (note current) fn + f8 ==> shows all spaces, see [here] for details fn + f12 ==> brings up widget dashboard, see [here] for details fn + f10 ==> switch between various windows of open applications
Some of the common keyboard shortcuts are documented here
I will stop this investigation here for today and will continue as I discover more :)