BEST GUIDE: Page Up and Page Down on a Mac OS X

On a Windows computer, all keyboards come with the page up/page down keys, they are either separate keys or comes built into the Fn (Function) keys. Page Up and Page Down keys saves time, and are very handy when you’re reading, editing or doing document related tasks with a lot of pages – These  keys allows you to quickly jump to next/prev pages.
On Full Mac Keyboards, You will have the page up/page down keys.  On other mac keyboards, you will need to use the Fn Key + the up/down arrow keys to achieve this  functionality.

page up-page down

However, the behavior of these keys are not the same as Windows. On Windows and Linux systems, when you use the Page Up or Page Down keys in a non-editing view port, the window will scroll up or down by a screen BUT when you use the  keys in an editable viewport, such as (word, text editors) etc.. the viewport will move the screen and the cursor.

On a Mac, when you hit the page up or page down keys, (fn + down arrow or fn + up arrow), it will only move the screen, not the cursor. If you would like to move the cursor and the screen both then you will need to use the Option Keys + Page Up or Page Down or (Option Key + Fn + Up Arrow/Down Arrow).

Full KeyboardMacBook KeyboardAction
Page Upfn-Up ArrowMove screen up
Page Downfn-Down ArrowMove screen down
Option-Page Upfn-Option-Up ArrowMove cursor/screen up
Option-Page Downfn-Option-Down ArrowMove cursor/screen down
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