I'm using a Macbook and want to scroll to the top and bottom of documents using the keyboard. Is there a keyboard shortcut that does this?

  • What is the application you're using to display the document?
    – Kevin M
    Nov 29, 2010 at 15:23
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    Danny, you've not made it 100% clear and as such makes it very difficult to answer; Can you please make it really clear if this is for any document, or only for web pages / only Word Processing / only Databases etc? -1
    – Dave
    Jun 5, 2013 at 11:25
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    @DaveRook "Document windows" are a standard nomenclature on OS X, and scrolling to the top or bottom of those usually works with the keys Dennis mentions below, not even in those, but all kinds of apps. I agree the question seems vague but it's not really…
    – slhck
    Jun 5, 2013 at 20:58

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On a Macbook, try fn+ (function + left arrow) for Home and fn+ (function + right arrow) for End.

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    This only works in some apps.
    – miguel
    May 14, 2015 at 20:35
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    And this only moves focus, not cursor. Jul 29, 2015 at 11:56
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    For the PDF docs, it goes fine as mentioned in the answer. In case of the MS Docs file, you may use CMD+ fn+ LeftArrow/ RigthArrow.
    – Arefe
    Dec 4, 2017 at 3:49
  • In finder.app, in a folder with many files, fn+→ scrolls slowly to the bottom with lag and cmd+fn+→ scrolls instantly. Go figure.
    – Luke Miles
    May 26, 2021 at 19:26

Sure. Just use cmd-Down or cmd-Up. The cmd key is to either side of the spacebar.

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    everyone says that but that does not work. I don't know why but i have tried it many times
    – danny
    Nov 12, 2010 at 3:21
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    Command-up Command-down works on my Macbook, make sure that the page is in focus and not a text area or box. Click on some "white space" then try cmd-up and cmd-down. Jan 25, 2012 at 22:43
  • That only works in browsers. In Finder cmd+up is to navigate to parent folder and cmd+down is to navigate into a folder or open a document.
    – leymannx
    Nov 14, 2013 at 19:46
  • This works (e.g. in Sublime). Jul 29, 2015 at 11:57
  • works in VS Code
    – IsmailS
    Jan 25, 2018 at 10:55

If you hold fn and cmd at the same time, then hit (left arrow) for scroll to top or (right arrow) for scroll to bottom, that should do it.

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    This answer is wrong. Just try it on this very web page in Safari. It will not navigate the web page, but go to the home page (Command-Home) or do nothing (Command-End). In TextEdit, it will just produce the notification sound for unassigned keyboard shortcuts.
    – Daniel Beck
    Jan 25, 2012 at 22:28
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    It at least works for Office/Word, which is what one may assume is meant by "Document."
    – Macsimile
    Jan 26, 2012 at 2:55
  • Doesn't work in Pages though, so this seems to be specific to Microsoft programs on OS X.
    – Daniel Beck
    Jun 15, 2013 at 19:25
  • That's the right answer. @DanielBeck - Navigating on web pages inside the browser is different from navigating in Finder or Word, what I think is the question here.
    – leymannx
    Nov 14, 2013 at 16:15
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    works for intellij
    – unludo
    May 7, 2014 at 19:30

For clarification, this question must be answered twice:

1. For internet browsers (FF, Safari, Chrome, ...), but also for Apple's Pages it's

cmd+ for jumping to bottom and cmd+ for jumping back to top.

2. For Finder, and also for Microsoft Word it's

fn+cmd+ for jumping to bottom and fn+cmd+ for jumping back to top.

Notice: The shorcuts from 1. will work in Finder, too. When you hit cmd+ in Finder you'll open the selected folder or document (same as cmd+O, O for Open). When you hit cmd+ in Finder you'll be navigated to the parent folder. With these two you are able to quiete easily navigate in Finder with just keyboard shortcuts.


You need to hold down Fn+Option simultaneously; then to go to the beginning of the document, press the Up cursor as well, while to go to the end of the doc press NOT down, but Right cursor.


Try with: Command+Fn+left arrow/right arrow. Worked for me.

  • That one is the right answer, understanding that the OP wanted to navigate inside documents and not on web pages.
    – leymannx
    Nov 14, 2013 at 16:18

If you are on a website, holding down FN and Left Arrow at the same time takes you to the top. If you are in MS Word for Mac, hold down FN Command and Left Arrow to take you to the top. FN Right Arrow to go to bottom if on a website. FN Command Right Arrow to go to bottom on MS Word for Mac.

  • This is the same information already in multiple other answers here. While this question doesn't have a selected answer, it is still best to stick to answers where the information you have to give a) answers the question and b) has not already been provided. Jan 8, 2019 at 21:33

Just hold spacebar to scroll down and hold shift + spacebar to scroll up.

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    How would this work in a word processing document?
    – Dave
    Jun 5, 2013 at 11:24

Use BetterTouch tool. I made a really useful shortcut fn + two finger scroll up as END and fn + two finger scroll down as HOME


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