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I've been wondering when the 'skip to top' functionality that is now a staple in so many iOS apps would appear on OS X. It seems to be here now, albeit in a limited fashion. As such, this hint only seems valid for Firefox.

In order to skip to the top or bottom of a web page, simply swipe up or down on your trackpad using three fingers.

[kirkmc adds: Yes, this works in Firefox, and in Opera, it moves about 4/5 of a screen.]
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Authored by: OSXManc on Aug 06, '12 07:57:42AM

I just use the two arrow keys below the F15 key !!!!!

(The HOME and END keys)

Some webpages / applications you need to use in conjunction with Control key too













Edited on Aug 06, '12 08:02:40AM by OSXManc



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Authored by: vsilves on Aug 06, '12 08:17:51AM

Or, if you are on a laptop, Fn+Left or Right arrow keys.



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Authored by: bachelorbob on Aug 07, '12 09:46:32AM

Didn't know of these laptop keyboard combinations before. Assigned fn+left arrow [Home] and fn+right arrow [End] to 3-finger swipe up and 3-finger swipe down in BetterTouchTool under OSX 10.6.8. Works great. May never use scrollbars again. Still see no reason to 'upgrade' to 10.7 or 10.8.



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Authored by: DavidRavenMoon on Aug 06, '12 10:35:58AM
On my Mac this just scrolls the page, same as a two finger swipe on my Magic Trackpad. On my wireless keyboard, it's fn-up arrow and fn-down arrow for Home and End.
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Authored by: CPD on Aug 06, '12 02:58:19PM

Thanks, I'd actually been wondering about this earlier today. Works great for me.



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Authored by: jaydisc on Aug 06, '12 09:13:29PM

I can't replicate this. What Trackpad settings are in effect?



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Authored by: Tryme on Aug 07, '12 07:49:30AM

On a Mac it has always been tap the space bar for page down or Command up or down arrow to got the the top or bottom of the page. Use the free and excellent BetterTouchTool to program a shortcut for those keystrokes on your trackpad or Magic Mouse, in my case a single finger tap in the top middle of the trackpad takes me to the the top, the same tap applied to the middle bottom of the trackpad takes me to the end.



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Authored by: marty39m on Aug 07, '12 08:25:04AM

I think this particular behavior depends on the application. I'm still using Snow Leopard, with System Preferences -> Trackpad -> Three fingers swipe to navigate enabled. In general, three fingers swiped sideways will move to next page or previous page.

I've been using two fingers swiped up or down to scroll up or down in Firefox and wondered why sometimes I would suddenly be at the top or bottom of the page. Now I know: a third finger touched the trackpad while I was swiping, and the three-finger up or down swipe tells Firefox to go to the top or bottom of the page. In Chrome or Safari, it does nothing.



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Authored by: fferitt25 on Aug 14, '12 07:37:01AM

The old school methods still work as well.

2 things:
HOME and END keys still function as they should (on a full 101 / 103 keyboard).

and also hitting the combination of Command+ up / down arrows works also (been around forever).



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