Home key

Keyboard home keyKey on the keyboard usually above the end key on the IBM compatible keyboard. This key is often used to return the user to the beginning of the line or the beginning of a document.

An example of how the Home key could be used is to move the cursor to the middle of a line of text and press the Home key, which moves the cursor to the beginning of the line. Using a key combination such as pressing the Shift key and the Home key together would highlight the text from the cursor position to the beginning of the line.

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Also see: Control keys, End key, Home, Home row keys, Keyboard terms