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Jumping to the beginning/end of a PDF in Preview using the mouse Apps
Preview provides keyboard shortcuts for jumping to the beginning or the end of a PDF file. However, I could not find anywhere a way to do that using the mouse short of pressing Option and clicking the top or the bottom of the scroll bar. This is an alternate, and perhaps more intuitive method.

In order to jump to the beginning of the document, press and hold the Option key and then click on the Previous page toolbar button. Doing the same with the Next Page toolbar button jumps to the end of the document.

One subtlety to note here is that the Option key must be pressed after the mouse cursor hovers over the appropriate toolbar button for this to work. If you press the Option key first and then bring the cursor on top of the toolbar button and click it, it does not work.

[crarko adds: I tested this, and it works as described, including the subtlety mentioned. If you press the Option key first, the button becomes inactive.]
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Jumping to the beginning/end of a PDF in Preview using the mouse
Authored by: mrhaoji on Jan 31, '11 07:38:16PM

how abt using "fn + Left/Right arrow"



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Jumping to the beginning/end of a PDF in Preview using the mouse
Authored by: ragnu on Feb 01, '11 06:23:48AM

Thanks for that mrhaoji. I don't why they don't have that in Preview's "go" menu.



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Jumping to the beginning/end of a PDF in Preview using the mouse
Authored by: ragnu on Feb 01, '11 01:37:13AM

Could someone please tell me what the keyboard shortcuts for jumping to the beginning or end of a pdf are? Thank you.



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Jumping to the beginning/end of a PDF in Preview using the mouse
Authored by: asmeurer on Feb 01, '11 09:15:30AM

Home and End.



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Jumping to the beginning/end of a PDF in Preview using the mouse
Authored by: DMBDenver on Feb 01, '11 04:59:49AM

If you have an external keyboard (not the built-in MacBookPro keyboard) you can simply press the 'End' or 'Home' keys. I use them a lot on my Apple Aluminum keyboard and Logitech Elite keyboard.



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Jumping to the beginning/end of a PDF in Preview using the mouse
Authored by: anode505 on Feb 01, '11 05:20:13AM

Should say 'using mouse and keyboard'



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