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As long as I am always annoyed by links sending to the top of the current page on most web sites, SO is one that could really use one.

I mean, after reading all questions on e.g. "interesting" tab, to do anything useful you need to go to top menu, which means lots of scrolling. Such link could be viable on question pages after answers, but this would probably need more consideration. Hope I am not the only one who feels this way.

Please post your opinion on this subject.

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I just hit Command + Up. I think this is the browser's responsibility, not the site's. –  Jeremy Banks Jan 10 '12 at 17:13
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I think it's Control-Home to do that on Windowws, too. –  Andrew Barber Jan 10 '12 at 17:15
    
@JeremyBanks - Isn't that (Ctrl +) Home? –  ChrisF Jan 10 '12 at 17:16
    
@AndrewBarber - Ctrl + PageUp/PageDown cycles tabs in Chrome so that might be browser dependent. –  ChrisF Jan 10 '12 at 17:16
    
@Scrooge I have neither a Ctrl nor Home key on my MacBook, and I just know what works for me. :P –  Jeremy Banks Jan 10 '12 at 17:17
    
ctrl+Home works in Windows, but my proposal stands –  slawekwin Jan 10 '12 at 17:18
    
@JeremyBanks - I know, but I don't have a Command key on my Windows box ;) –  ChrisF Jan 10 '12 at 17:18
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@Scrooge Should be just the Home key. –  Tim Stone Jan 10 '12 at 17:20
    
@TimStone - Good point. Both work. –  ChrisF Jan 10 '12 at 17:21
    
Home on Ubuntu with Firefox works for me as well, I use it regularly. Just get into the habit :) –  Matthew Read Jan 10 '12 at 17:21
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There are also browser add-ons that will give you a "scroll to top" button after having scrolled down a bit. It's not something the site needs. –  Al E. Jan 10 '12 at 17:32

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It's possible to get to the top of any webpage by:

  • Pressing the Home key on your keyboard.
  • Holding down Command and Up on a Mac.
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Fn +Backspace results in plain Backspace on my laptop (running Firefox 8 on Linux). Is this a Windows or Mac-only trick? –  Frédéric Hamidi Jan 13 '12 at 23:54
    
In Chrome on my Mac, it's Command-Up, like Jeremy commented. –  Arjan Mar 4 '12 at 11:00

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