RSS Feed Subscribe to RSS Feed


Where is the Diagonal key?!

I try to use keyboard shortcuts wherever I can, but struggled recently to find the ‘Diagonal’ key. This post shows how to find it, and any other hidden keys, using Apple’s Keyboard Viewer app.

So, I was recently trying to find the page up/down short cuts in IntelliJ.

All key shortcuts in IntelliJ can be found under Preferences (aka settings) ->  IDE Settings -> Keymap, and there I found:


But where are the diagonal arrow keys!?

On a Mac (I am on OS X 10.9 Mavericks),

  • Go to System Preferences Keyboard -> Keyboard
  • Select Show Keyboard and Character Viewers in menu bar
  • Now at the top right hand side of you screen, beside the clock, you should see a new menu, from which you can select ‘Show Keyboard Viewer’

You should see a picture like this:



Now hold down various keys to see what other keys become available. For example, holding down the function key will reveal the mysterious diagonal key:


You can now see that the diagonal keys are in fact Function with left or right arrow.

Hold Shift, Control, Option and Command to their resultant keyboards and special characters.



Tags: , , , ,

One Response to “Where is the Diagonal key?!”

  1. suneel |

    Thank you. This was pretty helpful for a mac newbie.

Leave a Reply