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Use the Command key to get to document extremities
Authored by: biggyfishy on Dec 02, '03 09:00:24PM

Gotta be something said for new mac users :)

Well, in all cocoa text fields (at least) standard control key emacs bindings also work. This allows you to move around in your text without moving your hands from the letters to the arrow keys.

Try out CTRL+ the following:
a to move to the beginning of a line
e to move to the end of a line
p is equivalent to the up arrow (p for previous)
n is equivalent to the down arrow (n for next)
f for forward one character (I edited this to word)
b for back one character (similarly)
k for "kill" which cut to the end of the line
y for "yank" which pastes (these two use a unix clipboard so it doesn't affect the Mac OS X pasteboard)

And many more.
I find them very useful, especially a,e,k and y.



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Use the Command key to get to document extremities
Authored by: colmc on Dec 03, '03 10:01:33AM

One for all the hunt 'n' peck typists.
You can use Ctrl + t to twittle (swap) the last two characters. So next time you type 'teh' on the 'h' just hit CTRL + t and volia 'the'



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