I recently bought a laptop without noticing the Home/End keys are "merged" with the numbers 7/1 on the numpad, respectively.

I know this seems a bit nit picky of me, but as a coder you can never have too many shortcuts, specially when it's one that's been taken away so, to elaborate on the title:

  1. If num lock is ON
    a) Shift + 7 ---------> Moves cursor to beginning of line
    b) Ctrl + Shift + 7 --> Moves cursor to beginning of file

  2. Else
    c) Shift + 7 ---------> Selects text until beginning of line
    d) Ctrl + Shift + 7 --> Selects text until beginning of file

I need (c) and (d) without having to turn num lock off. Does anyone know a workaround?

Note: remember Home and 7 are one key. Same applies to End and 1.



Brand: Asus Vivobook 15
OS: Windows 10

  • That kind of depends on your laptop/keyboard manufacturer, as many have it implemented in different ways.
    – gparyani
    Sep 14 '19 at 18:35
  • often Fn + [special key] is the way to toggle functionality. May depend on manufacturer.
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 14 '19 at 18:35
  • I'd be inclined to [sharp intake of breath] … read the manual ;)
    – Tetsujin
    Sep 14 '19 at 18:38
  • What OS are you running? Under Linux it would probably be no big deal.
    – dirdi
    Sep 14 '19 at 18:39
  • Under any OS you can specify new shortcuts for such actions. Which one is it?
    – harrymc
    Sep 14 '19 at 18:56

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