The Home and End keys on an Apple keyboard

Getting the Home and End keys working in Mac Terminal

I use the Mac terminal a fair amount, and it’s annoying that by default, the Home (↖) and End (↘) keys on my Mac keyboard don’t do anything.

Fortunately, I found the solution!

  • Open the Terminal preferences, and select the Profiles tab.
  • Choose your active profile, and select the Keyboard tab.
  • Add a mapping for the Home key, with no modifier, and in the text box type Ctrl+A. It should display as “\001”.
  • Add another mapping for the End key, with no modifier, and in the text box type Ctrl+E. It should display as “\005”.

Close the preferences window and that’s it! Your Home and End keys are now working!

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