Windows-izing the Home and End keys in OS X
It’s the small things that drive me batty.
After switching from Windows to OS X when purchasing a Macbook Pro back in October, I’ve had to learn my way around the little differences between the two operating systems. There hasn’t been much that caused me too much trouble. Most solutions were a google away and problem solved.
The one that’s given me the most grief (and was most noticeable once docking the Macbook to a full, non-laptop keyboard) is the difference in the behavior of Home and End keys. Being a touch-typist who sits at a computer for more hours than should be allowed, I found myself blindly hitting Home and End only to find the cursor do the complete wrong thing. This was a tough habit to break.
First I found this blog post with steps to fix the basic behavior within OS X. It even worked!
But, I find myself spending a lot of time in a web browser. Specifically Firefox (because I’ve grown so damned dependent on the del.icio.us integration). Sadly Firefox isn’t fixed by the general solution.
Thankfully, the same genius behind the link above also has a Firefox Add-on that solves the problem!
Without further ado, go get Keyfixer