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Use Command + Left Arrow to Go Back a Page in Firefox

Handy Firefox Shortcut: Going Back Without the Back Button

Some people hate the back button, but I for one use it like it's going out of style. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration. Either way, going back is a necessity sometimes. Going back to your ex? No. Going back to your high school haircut? Maybe not. Going back a web page? Yes.

So if you ever need to quickly go back a page in Firefox without using your mouse, you can use the shortcut Command+Left Arrow, and go back to your previous page. I have all kinds of handy Firefox keyboard shortcuts here, but do you have any cool shortcuts to share? Go ahead, you know you want to tell us in the comments!

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JessieSP JessieSP 6 years
I have a backspace and I don't have a problem with it. Although I don't think Mac keyboards have backspace keys. I'm no Mac.
PinkNC PinkNC 6 years
How could anyone hate a backspace button...Mm
freq32 freq32 6 years
what about BACKSPACE? (shift + BACKSPACE) = FORWARD. (Alt + D) puts the cursor in the address bar! Old school.. you guys must be noobs.
Flashman Flashman 6 years
The command is Alt+key
Flashman Flashman 6 years
The command is Alt+<Left Arrow>key
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years
I use these the most: Command + T new tab Command + K puts cursor in search box (upper right corner) Command + +/- for enlarging and reducing Command + W close window Command + H hides window
glam-sugar glam-sugar 6 years
I use these the most:Command + T new tabCommand + K puts cursor in search box (upper right corner)Command + +/- for enlarging and reducingCommand + W close windowCommand + H hides window
dithmer dithmer 6 years
lildorothyparker - True, Mac keyboards don't have a backspace key, but they do have a delete key, even on the laptops, which works exactly the same as backspace, and that's what I always use (barring not being in a text field, as mentioned).
weffie weffie 6 years
Thanks so much skg, I'll try that tonight! Fingers crossed!
lildorothyparker lildorothyparker 6 years
Anonymous - Mac keyboards don't have backspace keys. Can we get rid of anonymous comments please? Some are great, but the majority (like comment #13) are just rude.
lildorothyparker lildorothyparker 6 years
Anonymous - Mac keyboards don't have backspace keys. Can we get rid of anonymous comments please? Some are great, but the majority (like comment #13) are just rude.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 6 years
i have an ibm thinkpad so ive got a special key just designated to go back lol.
KMattes KMattes 6 years
Ctrl + "+" key makes the text bigger. Because I have the eyes of a 90-year-old woman sometimes and can't read many websites' text. (Ctrl + "-" makes the text smaller.)
KMattes KMattes 6 years
Ctrl + "+" key makes the text bigger. Because I have the eyes of a 90-year-old woman sometimes and can't read many websites' text.(Ctrl + "-" makes the text smaller.)
eckeltricity eckeltricity 6 years
I think backspace is easier?
eckeltricity eckeltricity 6 years
I think backspace is easier?
vivaciousv1114 vivaciousv1114 6 years
I've always used backspace/delete to go back. Just one button. It works on both Macs and PCs I think and for both FF and IE.
weffie weffie 6 years
i use backspace/delete, one key is shorter :) spacekatgal, you don't happen to know how to invert the colours in Windows do you? I've always been a Mac girl but I bought a pc laptop in a pinch and somehow my bird found the shortcut to invert the colours on it... So far my attempts to restore it have proven unsuccessful, it's really frustrating!
weffie weffie 6 years
i use backspace/delete, one key is shorter :)spacekatgal, you don't happen to know how to invert the colours in Windows do you? I've always been a Mac girl but I bought a pc laptop in a pinch and somehow my bird found the shortcut to invert the colours on it... So far my attempts to restore it have proven unsuccessful, it's really frustrating!
dithmer dithmer 6 years
I actually have command-left arrow and command-right arrow assigned to an add-on called "Next Please!" But I just use the delete key to go back in Firefox.
mcjx3 mcjx3 6 years
my favorite is to get a new tab in firefox command + T makes it really fast :D
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