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Powerful firefox shortcuts and tips

Most of us who use computers on daily basis like shortcuts – keyboard combinations such as Ctrl+N, Ctrl+T, Ctrl+L, Ctrl+W and Ctrl+P etc, those shortcuts can save your fairly amount of time and save you from moving the sticky mouse, you know what I am talking about though.

I used some of Firefox shortcuts to surf the wonderful and mysterious web. These shortcuts include Ctrl+N, Ctrl+T, Ctrl+L, Ctrl+W and Ctrl+P. I recently did a search for powerful Firefox shortcuts – note that these shortcuts are most likely applicable to different versions of firefox browsers, and found that there are a few other key combinations that I didn’t even know. Search and going through these articles and very time consuming, plus some of them really are empty, so I figure this short list may be useful to others, first here goes my summary:

Function Shortcut
Reload F5 or Ctrl+R
Home Alt+Home
Back Backspace or Shift-Backspace
Stop Esc
Page Down Spacebar
View Page Source Ctrl-U
Print Ctrl-P
Save As Ctrl-S
Increase/Decrease Font Ctrl – [+/-]
Original Font Size Ctrl-0 [zero]
Location Bar Focus F6 / Ctrl-L
Search Bar Ctrl-E / Ctrl-K
Top of Page Home
Bottom of Page End
Automatically append *.com, .net, .org Ctrl-Enter, Shift-Enter, Ctrl-Shift-Enter
New Window Ctrl-N
New Tab Ctrl-T
Next Tab Ctrl-Tab
Previous Tab Ctrl-Shift-Tab
Close Tab Ctrl-F4, Ctrl+W
Open in New Tab Ctrl-Click the link
Open in New Window Shift-Click
Reload and Override Cache Ctrl-F5 / Ctrl-Shift-R
Kill Animated GIFs Esc
Find Ctrl+F
Find Next Ctrl+G
Find Previous Ctrl+Shift+G
Find Link
Find Text /

To learn more please take a look at these articles:


June 26, 2008 Posted by | How Tos, Technology | , , , , | Leave a comment