Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Moving the Cursor in a Document

As you enter and edit text, you move the insertion cursor using the mouse and keyboard cursor keys. Using the mouse, move the pointer to the new location in the document and click mouse button 1.

You can also use the keyboard cursor movement keys:


Cursor Movement 

Up Arrow 

Up one line 

Down Arrow 

Down one line 

Left Arrow 

Left one character 

Right Arrow 

Right one character 

Control+Left Arrow 

Move left to previous word 

Control+Right Arrow 

Move right to next word 


Beginning of the current line 


End of the current line 

Control+Up Arrow 

Beginning of the previous paragraph 

Control+Down Arrow 

Beginning of the next paragraph 


Beginning of the document 


End of the document 


To the Line field in the status line 

Note -

If your keyboard uses different key labels, ask your system administrator to identify the corresponding keys.

To Go to a Specific Line

  1. Display the status line (see "To Display the Status Line").

  2. Press Control+G or click in the Line field of the status line.

  3. Type the line number you want to go to and press Return.

To Scroll a Document

    Select and drag the vertical scroll bar to view more text. Use the horizontal scroll bar to view long lines.

You can also use the scrolling keys:


Scroll Movement 

Page Up 

Up one page 

Page Down 

Down one page 

Control+Page Up 

Left one page 

Control+Page Down 

Right one page