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 ?

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    $\begingroup$ Already answered here: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/124/… $\endgroup$
    – revereche
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 7:03
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    $\begingroup$ @MargretStorm No, it isn't that post is about the Number Pad, not the Home Key. $\endgroup$
    – dval
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 13:55

2 Answers 2


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) $\endgroup$ Commented May 12, 2016 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  • $\begingroup$ This must be out of date I suppose.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
    Commented Jul 5, 2020 at 9:24
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    $\begingroup$ no, it is NOT out of date. Fn + Leftarrow works. $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Commented Jan 27, 2021 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
    Commented May 12, 2016 at 13:59

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