82 Shortcuts for Firefox

Jump to: Address Bar, Search Bar, Navigation, Inside Webpages, Search, Bookmarks, Firefox Features, Firefox Windows, Forms, The Rest

1. Address Bar

Alt+D/Ctrl+L

Jump to address bar

Ctrl+Enter

Complete a .com address in address bar: adds "http" prefix and ".com" suffix to entry, then loads the page. Add alt to combination to load page in background tab.

Shift+Enter

Complete a .net address in address bar: adds "http" prefix and ".net" suffix to entry, then loads the page. Add alt to combination to load page in background tab.

Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Complete a .org address in address bar: adds "http" prefix and ".org" suffix to entry, then loads the page. Add alt to combination to load page in background tab.

Arrow Up/arrow down in address bar

Open URL history in address bar and navigate. Press enter to launch selected webpage

delete in address bar history

Delete current entry from address bar history

2. Search Bar

Ctrl+K

Jumps to search bar if installed (ctrl+e used to do so as well, but seems to be discontinued)

Alt+Arrow Up/arrow down in search bar

Toggle search engines

Arrow Down/arrow up in search bar

Choose from previous searches. Press enter to choose selected search term

Delete in previous searches

Delete previous search entry

3. Navigation

Alt+Home

Jump to homepage

Alt+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

One page backward / one page forward

Ctrl+T

Open new tab in same window

Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Page Down

Jump to next browser tab

Ctrl+Shift+Tab/Ctrl+Page Up

Jump to previous browser tab

Ctrl+1...8

Jump to browser tab 1 - 8

Ctrl+9

Jump to the rightmost tab regardless on how many tabs are open

Ctrl+W/Ctrl+Q

Close current browser tab

Ctrl+Shift+T

Undo close browser tab

4. Inside Webpages

Alt+d, then press tab twice (or three times)

Get "focus" on webpage for in-page keyboard navigation. Note the dotted frame around the page

Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Scroll webpages up or down one line

Page Down/Page Up

Scroll webpages up or down one page. space/shift+space does the same.

Home/End

Jump to beginning / end of webpage

Tab/Shift+Tab

Jump to next / jump to previous link

Enter

Open selected link in current tab

Shift+Ctrl+Enter

Open selected link in new foreground tab

Ctrl+Enter

Open selected link in new background tab

Shift+Enter

Open selected link in new window

Alt+Enter

Download selected link

Ctrl+[+]/Ctrl+-

Increase or decrease text size

Ctrl+0 (zero)

Default text size

F5/Ctrl+R

Reload page

Ctrl+F5/Ctrl+R

Reload page with cache override

Esc

Stop loading page

F6/Shift+F6

Jump forwards / jump backwards between tab bar and page. To reach addressbar, press f6 until reaching the tab (see dotted line around tab) and press tab

Shift+F10

Open context menu of a hyperlink. Press arrow up or down or initial letter to select command

F7

Turn caret mode on or off (navigation with keyboard)

Ctrl+A

Select all, useful to copy and paste text out of webpages

Ctrl+C

Copy selected text

Ctrl+P

Print

Alt+f, then v

Print preview

Ctrl+U

Show page source

Ctrl+S

Save page as

5. Search

Ctrl+F/[/]

Open "quick find" window and searches phrase as you type

' (apostrophe)

Open "quick find" (links only) window

Ctrl+G/ enter or f3

Find next occurrence of search term.

Ctrl+Shift+G/Shift+F3

Find previous occurrence of search term.

Esc

Close search window

6. Bookmarks

Ctrl+B/Ctrl+I

Show or hide bookmark sidebar

Ctrl+Shift+B

Organize bookmarks

Ctrl+D

Add bookmark

Ctrl+Shift+D

Bookmark all tabs. In the "create in" menu, use alt+down to choose bookmark destination

Alt+b, then press a-z / number

Open bookmark menu and press first letter of a bookmark name to load them. More than one entry with the same letter, requires to repeatedly pressing the letter and hit enter

7. Firefox Features

Ctrl+J

Open or close download window

Ctrl+H

Show or hide browsing history

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

Clear private data (menu)

Ctrl+O

Open file

Ctrl+L

Open Location

Alt+F

Open file menu

Alt+E

Open edit menu

Alt+V

Open view menu

Alt+S

Open history menu

Alt+B

Open bookmark menu

Alt+T

Open tools menu

Alt+H

Open help menu

Ctrl+/

Show / hide Add-On Bar (holding add-ons)

8. Firefox Windows

Ctrl+N/Alt+F+N

Opens new browser window

Ctrl+Shift+W/Alt+F4

Close browser window

Alt+Space

Opens the title bar menu (default Windows feature)

Alt+Space+Enter

Restore Window (default Windows feature)

Alt+Space+X

Maximize Window (default Windows feature)

Alt+Space+N

Minimize Window (default Windows feature)

F11

Turn full page view on or off (default Windows feature)

9. Forms

Tab/Shift+Tab

Jump to next or previous form element

Space

Activate or deactivate radio buttons and check boxes

Alt+Arrow Down

Select from a drop-down menu

Ctrl+c, ctrl+x and ctrl+V

Copy, cut or paste selected text (when working in forms)

Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Select previously used form entries

Shift+Delete

Delete previously used form entries

10. The Rest

Ctrl+Shift+I

Open or close webpage Inspector

Ctrl+Shift+J

Open Java Error Console. Press escape to close

F1

Firefox (online) help

Created by bernd on 8/21/2011. Last updated by bernd on 4/22/2015

 

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