You probably spend a decent amount of time surfing the web – that’s why you’re here right now. In this guide we will learn 10 keyboard shortcuts you should be using with Firefox.
ALT+HOME: Quickly go to your home page.
ALT+Left Arrow: Hold ALT and press the left arrow key to go back a page.
ALT+Right Arrow: Hold ALT and press the right arrow key to go forward a page.
ESC: Stop the current page loading.
F5: Refresh the page you are viewing.
SHIFT+F5: Refresh the page a reload the cache. (Useful for web developers who want to see a change in the website without clearing their cache.)
PGUP, PGDN: Use these keys to quickly scan up and down the page.
CTRL+HOME, CTRL+END: Use these keys combinations to jump to the beginning or the end of a page.
CTRL+PGUP, CTRL+PGDN: Switch between tabs effortlessly.
CTRL+W: Close the current tab.
CTRL+T: Open a new tab.
CTRL+SHIFT+T: Re-open a tab that you just closed, or the last five you closed…
CTRL+Click: Hold CTRL and click a link to open the link in a new tab. Great for making sure you don’t lose the page you are currently on. Try it now to open my guide:
SHIFT+Click: Hold SHIFT and click a link to open the link in a new window. Try it now to open my guide: .
CTRL+F: Search for text in a webpage. You can also press “/” for a quick search version.
F11: Browse in full screen mode without the distraction of toolbars.
CTRL+U: View the page source – this is useful for web programmers mainly, but give it a try. This can be useful when trying to mimic someones style if you like what their page looks like.
Finally, you should definitely learn the following three short cuts:
Stop typing www. and .com/.net/.org
CTRL+ENTER: Just type in the website name without the www. and the .com, hit CTRL+ENTER, and the www. and .com will be filled in for you.
SHIFT+ENTER: Do the same as above only this time hit SHIFT+ENTER if the site is a .net address.
CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER : Finally, use his one for .org addresses.