Mozilla Firfox Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are some of the Shortcuts for Mozilla Firefox I know and I will update regularly this page if I know new shortcuts.

Surfing with in websites
Alt + Home : Go to homepage (typically people’s favorite search engine)
Alt + Arrow left or back : One page backwards
Alt + Arrow right : One page forward
Alt + D or Ctrl + L : Jump to address bar and selects all text in it.
Ctrl + Enter : Complete .com address in the address bar.
Shift + Enter : Complete .net address in the address bar.
Ctrl + Shift + Enter : Complete .org address. Type in for example “firefox” and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter
Ctrl + B or Ctrl + I : Show bookmarks.
Ctrl + D : Add bookmark
Ctrl + Shift + D : Bookmark all tabs
Alt + B + A – Z : Jumps to any bookmarked website in your main bookmark folder which begins with the letter you specify.
Ctrl + H : Show history.

Using with the Firefox Browser Tabs
Ctrl + T : Open new tab in the same Window
Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + Page down : Jump to next tab
Ctrl + Shift + tab or Ctrl + Page down : Jump to previous tab
Ctrl + 1 – Ctrl + 9 : Jump to tab 1 – 9
Ctrl + w or Ctrl + Q : Close Browser Tab

Surfing within websites with Mozilla Firefox
Arrow Down : Down one line. The ideal way to scroll through websites.
Arrow Up : Up one line. The ideal way to scroll through websites.
Tab : Jump to next link when cursor is positioned in browser window. Other than that, jumps between address bar and browser tabs.
Shift + Tab : Jump to previous link when cursor is positioned in browser window. Other than that, jumps between address-bar and browser-tabs.
Enter : Open selected link.
Shift + Enter : Open a selected link in new window.
Enter : Open selected link.
Shift + Enter : Open a selected link in new window.
Alt + Enter : Download a selected link.
Ctrl + Enter : Open a selected link in a (new background) tab.
Ctrl + – : Decrease text size.
Ctrl + + : Increase text size.
Ctrl + 0 : Default text size.
F5 or Ctrl + R : Reload Page.
Ctrl + F5 : Reload Page with Cache override.
Escape : Stop loading page. Can also be sued to close search window if it is open.
F6 : Go to next frame (or switches between address bar and browser window if page has no frames).
Shift + F6 : Go to previous frame.
F7 : Turn caret mode on/off (navigation with keyboard).
Shift + F10 : Open Context Menu. If you are for example on a link within a website, you could press Shift + F10 to copy link location.

Using with Forms in Mozilla Firefox
Tab : Jumps to next Form Element.
Shift + Tab : Jumps to previous Form Element.
Space : Activates and/or deactivates Radio Buttons and Check boxes.
Alt + Arrow down : Select Select from a drop down menu. Then use arrow up and arrow down plus return to make your choice.
Ctrl + X : Cut (when working in forms).
Ctrl + V : Paste selected text when working with forms.

Find text and links in websites
Ctrl + F or ‘ : Open search window and find key phrase in page (as you type).
/ : Open search window and find link in page (as you type).
F3 or Ctrl + G : Find next.
Escape : Close search window.
Shift + F3 : Find previous.

Using with the Firefox Browser Window
Ctrl + N or Alt + F + N : Opens new Browser Window.
Ctrl + Shift + W or Alt + F4 : Close browser window.
Alt + Space : Opens the Title Bar Menu.
Alt + Space + Enter : Restores Firefox Window to smaller size if window is spreading on full screen.
Alt + Space + X : Restores Firefox Window to maximum.
Alt + Space + N : Minimizes Firefox Window.

Using with the Firefox Menu Bar
Alt or F10 : Jumps to the menu bar. From here you can navigate and activate between the menu items on top of the browser window.
Alt + F : Opens File Menu.
Alt + E : Opens Edit Menu.
Alt + V : Opens View Menu.
Alt + G : Opens Go Menu.

Other Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts
Ctrl + A : Select all on the page.
Ctrl + C : Copy selected text.
Ctrl + P : Print.
Alt + F + V : Print Preview – File – Print Preview.
Ctrl + O : Open file.
Ctrl + U : Show page source.
Ctrl + S : Save page as.
F1 : Firefox Help.
F11 : Full page view.
Ctrl + J : Show Download Window. Pressing Ctrl + J again (or Alt + F4 closes the window again.
Ctrl + E : Jump to search bar (usually located in top right corner).
Ctrl + K : Jump to search bar (usually located in top right corner).
Ctrl + Arrow up : Toggle Search Engines when in search field (after Ctrl + E got you there)

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