While I love my MacBook Pro, I have issues with certain things in the usability department. For instance, after all that talk about a controlled User Interface and cross-application consistency, we still get hit with some pretty annoying bugs. Just like trying to use the Home and End keys in Gmail in Firefox – the default method (where you hit Cmd+left for home, or Cmd+right for end) just doesn’t work.
Solution? You have three actually, as below:
- If you need to use the rich editor, then you’ll need to use Ctrl+A (beginning of line) or Ctrl+E (end of line)
- Hit the “plain text” link right below the subject line, and the Cmd+left, or Cmd+right, will work again
- Go to the Tools menu in Firefox, and click on Addons. Search for keyfixer, which maps the Mac keys so that you can use Home and End like they should