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Geek Tip: Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Ever since I made the leap to Firefox, I can't imagine using any other web browser to navigate my way around the internet. Even considering the current controversy regarding the browser's growing pains I'm still hooked. I mean, who doesn't love colorful tabs and the idea of an open-source Internet browser? Anyways, Firefox has become an integral part of my daily routine, so if you're like me, you might just want to know these keyboard shortcuts to make your net surfing even more efficient!

  • Spacebar (page down)
  • Ctrl+T (new tab)
  • Shift-Spacebar (page up)
  • Ctrl+F (find)
  • Alt-N (find next)
  • F5 (reload)
  • To continue learning more shortcuts,

  • Ctrl+= (increase text size)
  • Ctrl+- (decrease text size)
  • Ctrl+D (bookmark page)
  • Ctrl+K (go to search box)
  • Ctrl+L (go to address bar)
  • Ctrl-W (close tab)
  • Alt-Home (go to home page)
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peachmangopinay peachmangopinay 8 years
ctrl + tab jumps through the open tabs. if you want to go to a specific one, press ctrl + 1 (or 2, or 3, or whatever number of tabs you have open) and you'll go straight to that tab from the present tab. another handy tab shortcut is ctrl + pg up -or- pg dn; which will go to the tab directly left or right (respectively) of the present tab.
sandia sandia 8 years
I love Firefox too :) @ bugness: GREAT TIP! Thanks!!!
keeksxd keeksxd 8 years
You can also use F6 to go to the address bar
caroline_1 caroline_1 8 years
what *can't* firefox do??
Thanks for the Firefox tips! Love them!
Ashenturtle Ashenturtle 10 years
Thanks! Big Firefox fan here.
saffy1227 saffy1227 10 years
nicachica nicachica 10 years
that Cntrl+Home one is going to save me at work whenever my boss comes around!
popculturepmpkn popculturepmpkn 10 years
These are great! Thank you! Like others, I waited a long time to switch to Firefox... what was I thinking?!
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
I switched a few years ago and LOVE it!
bugness bugness 10 years
I use firefox on my mac, and there are a few more shortcuts that I use: Instead of Ctrl (or command) + F, I just hit the / key, and it brings up the search field at the bottom of the window. Also, if you're working in tabs, you can switch between them by hitting ctrl/cmmnd + the number of the tab you want to switch to.
Schaianne Schaianne 10 years
I fought for years before finally switching to Firefox and cannot imagine going to anything else, now.
clarkware clarkware 10 years
Thanks for the tips. I only use Firefox and will definitely use the shortcuts.
Amity-A Amity-A 10 years
I love Firefox too! Thanks for the tips!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
I love Firefox!
jhuck jhuck 10 years
Firefox is my personal favourite as well. It's a pity that not everything is compatible with it yet.
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