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Oct 5, 2009

I got a 13" MBP09, my first mac, a couple of days back. The experience has so far been exemplary, but there are few PC stuff I'm used to, like the End/Home/Pg.Up/Pg.Dn functionality, Shift+Arrow keys to select, really useful while working on Word Processing apps. What are the Mac equivalents of these? Also, how do I increase the speed at which the cursor moves across a line? It's really slow.

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