4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2010 9:28 AM by OzziesMAC
OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
I have been looking at the various shortcut keys in FCE, one of the shortcuts key says it will move the playhead in the viewer to the beginning of the clip by pressing the "Home" key. I am using a new MacBook Pro with a QWERTY keyboard and I am unable to fond this elusive "Home" key.

iMac 27", Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2.8Ghz Intel Quad Core i7 / 8GB / 1TB
  • OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    O.K. it seems that I am also missing the "END" key.

    It appears that my UP arrow and DOWN arrows provide the same feature as "Home" and "End". Did Apple in the past have a "HOME" and "END" key, or is my laptop keyboard different from a full size keyboard on a Mac?
  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,850 points)
    It's not your imagination. The full size keyboard does indeed have Home and End keys.

    Mac laptops (and the standard wired & wireless aluminum keyboards) don't have all the keys that the full keyboard has; hence, some functions are assigned to other keys, as you have found.

    In the current lineup, only the optional keyboards have discrete Home & End keys. (Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and the Keyboard for Final Cut Studio)
  • skalicki Level 5 Level 5 (4,420 points)
    As Martin said, smaller keyboards often don't have Home or End keys. The generally accepted shortcut that works with most programs is Fn-Left for Home, and Fn-Right for End.
  • OzziesMAC Level 2 Level 2 (150 points)
    Fn-Left for Home, and Fn-Right for End seems to do the trick, since the up and down arrow only goes to the previous or next rather than home and end.

    Thanks