Page Up and Page Down Shortcuts in Mac OS X

March 21, 2013 at 2:49 pm 5 comments

By Chad Upton | Editor

Unless you’ve specifically bought the full size Mac keyboard, you’re missing dedicated page up and page down keys.

Page Up Page Down Mac

But, you’re not missing out on the functionality; here are the shortcuts:

  • Page Up: fn key + up arrow key
  • Page Down: fn key + down arrow key

If you do want the dedicated keys, you can buy Apple’s full size keyboard or most windows keyboards will work with Macs too.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jen325  |  March 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    The space bar also functions as page down in web browsers, and command (Apple) + up arrow will jump back up to the top of the page.

  • 2. Vlad Lazarenko  |  April 19, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    All good, but Apple’s keyboard is not the only option. I personally prefer real mechanic keyboards, and currently use Matias (see But there are a lot, and I mean it, of other keyboards that are much better than Apple’s one, at least in my opinion (and I type hell of a lot, believe me).

  • 3. MacOSX  |  December 26, 2013 at 5:13 am

    up arrow will jump back up to the top of the page.

  • 4. Eric  |  July 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I tried both fn key options but that didn’t work either.

  • 5. rob thomas  |  December 9, 2017 at 10:31 am

    really useful for Word on a macbook. thanks.


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