Move Cursor to the Top of the Page in PHPStorm

I have started using JetBrain’s PHPStorm editor at work on a Macintosh and one of the things that has irked me is that some of the standard Macintosh keyboard shortcuts don’t work out of the box. For example, if you’re a seasoned Macintosh user, you are most likely used to using ⌘↑ to go to the top of the document. By default, in PHPStorm, this brings up the breadcrumb navigation. To get the default Macintosh behavior, you’ll want to edit the Keymap Preferences.

Go to PHPStorm > Preferences > Keymap to bring up the Preferences dialog. On the right-hand side of the dialog, you’ll be able to search for the command that you want to set the keyboard shortcut for. It wasn’t obvious to me what the command was for scrolling and moving the cursor to the top in PHPStorm, but I finally found that it is “Move Caret to Page Top.”

Move Caret to Top

Double-click this entry and set it to ⌘↑. Since PHPStorm assigns this by default to the “Show Breadcrumbs” command, you will be given an option to remove this existing mapping.

In addition to setting this keyboard shortcut, you can also set “Move Caret to Page Top with Selection” to Shift-⌘↑ and the corresponding commands for moving the caret to the bottom of the page. In my mind, this makes PHPStorm act much more like you’d expect an editor on the Mac to work.

1 comment

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *