Incredible Useful Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Posted by : Shitu on Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts
As my methods for search increase my browsing productivity continues, I have come across some excellent keyboard shortcuts for Firefox. Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts

1: Automatically complete .org and .net addresses

Yes, we know that if we type ‘google’ in the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter it directly goes to www.google.com . But what about .org and .net addresses? .

In Firefox, Shift+Enter takes you to .net

And Ctrl+Shift+Enter takes you to .org addresses automatically .
You can just write problogger and just press Enter it will take automatically to problogger.net

2: Alt + D or F6

You can use this to navigate directly to the browser address bar of firefox. Very useful.

3: Ctrl+T and Ctrl+Shift+T

Ctrl+T helps you to open a new tab and Ctrl+Shift+T reopens the last closed tab.
This comes quite handy in case you accidently close a tab. Another way to do this would be go to History -> Recently closed tabs.

4: Alt+Enter

This can be an extremely useful shortcut. It automatically opens a website in another tab when you highlight it in the autocomplete list. For example you want to go to Facebook and you start typing www.face…, in the address bar and it starts showing the list below. You just need to use the down arrow key to highlight the selection (facebook.com in this case ) and press Alt+Enter so that it opens in a new tab.

5: Use of Delete Key

The Delete key can be pretty useful because it helps you delete specific addresses in browser history or autocomplete forms. For example in the diagram below, when I type ‘allin’ in address bar I get 3 entries . If I want to delete the 2nd entry from autocomplete history, I’ll just point to it and press Delete key. Simple, isn’t it .
delete the 2nd entry from autocomplete History

6: Ctrl+Tab

Ctrl+tab helps you to navigate between different firefox tabs quite easily.
7: Ctrl+[1,2….9]
Ctrl+tab can help you navigate alternate tabs but if you are a heavy tab user like me and want to go to a specific tab then just use Ctrl+corresponding tab number. Ex:To go to the 3rd tab use Ctrl+3.

8: Spacebar and Shift+Spacebar OR PageDown and PageUp

Spacebar or PageDown key scrolls down the webpage you’re on and Shift+Spacebar or PageUp scrolls up the webpage you’re on.

9: The Middle Mouse Button

This is not a keyboard shortcut but it is an excellent shortcut. Just point to a link anywhere on a webpage and press the middle mouse(scroll) button. It opens the page in a new tab .Also middle-clicking a tab with the mouse closes the tab.

10:/ Button

This
(backslash) if you hit that once will bring a quick find option. We dont have to puch CTRL+F for searching.
I hope these shortcuts will enhance your browsing productivity with Firefox. All thanks to jeetblog for sharing this. Share your other interesting shortcuts which I may have missed....!

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19 Responses to "Incredible Useful Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts"

Saroj said :
October 9, 2008 1:02 AM
great site
shitu said :
October 9, 2008 7:21 AM
Thanks Saroj!!
Anonymous said :
January 27, 2009 1:48 PM
This (backslash) if you hit that once will bring a quick find option.

should be

If the front slash key is pressed, a quick find option will pop up.
Anonymous said :
February 12, 2009 10:31 PM
\ => backslash
/ => slash, or forward slash

Otherwise, great info!
Anonymous said :
February 13, 2009 2:33 AM
That's my mouse ~:>

Love this mouse, using it now. Go Logitech!
Gray said :
February 13, 2009 2:59 AM
thank you thank you thank you.

I'm supposed to know things like this, however I didn't know either cntrl + enter for dotcom
or
Alt + D for the address bar...

Appreciate the other lesser known ones too.

Gray
Sam said :
February 13, 2009 11:21 AM
ctrl+click is also to open a link a new tab. :)
Anonymous said :
February 21, 2009 5:08 AM
ctrl+d quickly bookmarks the page you're on

Thanks for the info! Great stumble.
Anonymous said :
February 22, 2009 7:54 AM
I find Alt-D harder to type than Ctrl-L and both take you to the address bar. It's just because the location of the left control key is in a much better position for a touch typist than the Alt keys are.

Also, hold down Ctrl and either:

Hit the + or - sign on the keyboard
or
Scroll your wheel on your mouse

to increase or decrease the size of type.

Joe
John said :
February 22, 2009 11:49 AM
F11 - Open browser FULL SCREEN - maximum screen real-estate per page.
Anonymous said :
April 16, 2009 9:25 PM
Ctrl + click = open in new tab
Shift + click = open in new window
Anonymous said :
April 21, 2009 10:24 PM
Ctrl+L also brings you to the address bar.
Ctrl+K brings you to the google search box.
Anonymous said :
April 25, 2009 10:03 AM
The only thing that I might add is that control enter, alt enter and control shift enter also works on other web-browsers.
Anonymous said :
May 6, 2009 9:44 PM
Great stuff, thanks to the poster. This was highly informative :)
Anonymous said :
September 1, 2009 8:23 AM
If you use a laptop or a compacted keyboard; Ctrl+PgUp is extremely useful to change tabs because they are right beside each other.
Anonymous said :
November 26, 2009 10:04 PM
The best Shortcut is to install the Site Launcher Addon.
Al Bagel said :
December 9, 2009 10:13 PM
You don't even need to type a slash. Just go to edit->preferences->advanced and check the "Search for text when I start typing" box. Start typing on any page and it will automatically search.
Anonymous said :
February 16, 2010 11:25 AM
Shift + Mouse Wheel Down/Up to go back and forward
Ann said :
October 1, 2010 6:10 PM
Thanks for information! [url=http://www.google.com] search [/url]
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