I am trying to set the camera to the viewport on a mac laptop. I use View>Align View>Align Active Camera To View.
This gives me the view but the camera is too zoomed in. From looking on the stack exchange I believe if I press the Home key this will give me what I want. How can I do this on my macbook pro keyboard ?


For the Home command, press down the Fn+Left Arrow or Fn+Shift+Left Arrow.

Home : Fn+Control+Left Arrow (Works exactly similar to Windows Home key)

End : Fn+Control+Right Arrow

Page Up : Fn+Up Arrow

Page Down : Fn+Down Arrow

Essentially, all the buttons that would normally appear above the arrows on a windows keyboard, are mimicked by using arrow keys with modifiers.

I don't know why the other answers are talking about un-related number pad, which is another key group entirely.

  • $\begingroup$ I believe HOME is just fn+Left Cursor, and END is fn+Right Cursor. No need to press CTRL (source: osxdaily.com/2015/06/17/home-end-button-mac-keyboard-functions) $\endgroup$ May 12 '16 at 16:53
  • $\begingroup$ This must be out of date I suppose. None of these key combinations do anything, except for one of them, which opened up a bunch of console windows and such, which I'm now unable to close. $\endgroup$
    – N. Virgo
    Jul 5 '20 at 9:24
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ no, it is NOT out of date. Fn + Leftarrow works. $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Jan 27 '21 at 11:54

Ctrl + Alt + Numpad 0, or maybe Cmd + Alt + Numpad 0.

To emulate the Numpad, go to:
File > User Preferences > Input > Emulate Numpad.

It should be about half way down in the left.

  • $\begingroup$ This doesn't have anything to do with the Home key $\endgroup$
    – dval
    May 12 '16 at 13:59

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.