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Firefox Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts

A comprehensive list, organized by topic, of keyboard and mouse shortcuts for Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6 on each of the major operating systems.

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Browser Management Windows Mac OS X Linux
Help F1 Cmd+Shift+? F1
Add Bookmark Ctrl+D Cmd+D Ctrl+D
Copy Bookmark Ctrl+Drag Opt+Drag Ctrl+Drag
Bookmark all Tabs into a Folder Ctrl+Shift+D Cmd+Shift+D n/a
Organize Bookmarks Ctrl+Shift+O Cmd+Shift+O Ctrl+Shift+O
Bookmarks Sidebar (toggle) Ctrl+B
Ctrl+I
Cmd+B Ctrl+B
Browsing History (toggle) Ctrl+H Cmd+Shift+H Ctrl+H
Download History Ctrl+J Cmd+J Ctrl+Shift+Y 7
Error Console Ctrl+Shift+J Cmd+Shift+J Ctrl+Shift+J
Start Private Browsing (toggle) 1 Ctrl+Shift+P Cmd+Shift+P Ctrl+Shift+P
Clear Recent History 3 Ctrl+Shift+Del Cmd+Shift+Del Ctrl+Shift+Del
Web Navigation Windows Mac OS X Linux
Open Home Page Alt+Home Option+Home Alt+Home
Open Home Page in New Tab Ctrl+ Home button Cmd+ Home button Ctrl+ Home button
Back one Page Alt+
Ctrl+[
Backspace
Shift+Scroll down
Cmd+
Cmd+[
Del
Option+Scroll down
Alt+
Ctrl+[
Shift+Scroll down
Previous Page in New Tab Ctrl+ Back button Cmd+ Back button Ctrl+ Back button
Forward one Page Alt+
Ctrl+]
Shift+Backspace
Shift+Scroll up
Cmd+
Cmd+]
Shift+Del
Option+Scroll up
Alt+
Ctrl+]
Shift+Scroll up
Next Page in New Tab Ctrl+ Forward button Cmd+ Forward button Ctrl+ Forward button
Open Link/Bookmark Enter
Left-click
Return
Click
Enter
Left-click
Open Link/Bookmark
in new Background Tab 4
Ctrl+Enter
Ctrl+Left-click
Middle-click
Cmd+Return
Cmd+Click
Ctrl+Enter
Ctrl+Left-click
Middle-click
Open Link/Bookmark
in new Foreground Tab 4
Ctrl+Shift+Left-click
Shift+Middle-click
Cmd+Shift+Click Ctrl+Shift+Left-click
Shift+Middle-click
Paste URL in Tab n/a n/a Middle-click in Tab 6
Open Link/Bookmark
in New Window
Shift+Enter
Shift+Left-click
Shift+Return
Shift+Click
Shift+Enter
Shift+Left-click
Save Link Target As Alt+Enter Option+Return Alt+Enter
Caret Browsing F7 F7 F7
Page Manipulation Windows Mac OS X Linux
Full Screen (toggle) F11 Cmd+Shift+F 8 F11
Zoom In 2 Ctrl++
Ctrl+Scroll up
Cmd++
Ctrl+Scroll up
Ctrl++
Ctrl+Scroll up
Zoom Out 2 Ctrl+-
Ctrl+Scroll down
Cmd+-
Ctrl+Scroll down
Ctrl+-
Ctrl+Scroll down
Default Zoom Level 2 Ctrl+0 Cmd+0 Ctrl+0
Print Ctrl+P Cmd+P Ctrl+P
Reload Page F5
Ctrl+R
F5
Cmd+R
F5
Ctrl+R
Force Reload Page (override cache) Ctrl+F5
Ctrl+Shift+R
Shift+Reload button
Cmd+F5
Cmd+Shift+R
Shift+Reload button
Ctrl+F5
Ctrl+Shift+R
Shift+Reload button
Stop Loading Esc Esc
Cmd+.
Esc
Save Page As Ctrl+S
Alt+Left-click
Cmd+S Ctrl+S
Open File Ctrl+O Cmd+O Ctrl+O
Page Source Ctrl+U Cmd+U Ctrl+U
Page Info n/a Cmd+I Ctrl+I
Page Navigation Windows Mac OS X Linux
Go Down One Line
Alt+Scroll down

Alt+Scroll down
Go Up One Line
Alt+Scroll up

Alt+Scroll up
Go Down One Screen PageDown
Spacebar
PageDown
Spacebar
PageDown
Spacebar
Shift+Backspace 5
Go Up One Screen PageUp
Shift+Spacebar
PageUp
Shift+Spacebar
PageUp
Shift+Spacebar
Backspace 5
Go to Bottom of Page End End End
Go to Top of Page Home Home Home
Move to Next Frame F6 F6 F6
Move to Previous Frame Shift+F6 Shift+F6 Shift+F6
Move Focus to Next Actionable Item Tab Tab Tab
Move Focus to Previous Actionable Item Shift+Tab Shift+Tab Shift+Tab
Tabs and Windows Windows Mac OS X Linux
Open New Tab Ctrl+T
Double-Click on Tab Bar
Cmd+T
Double-Click on Tab Bar
Ctrl+T
Double-Click on Tab Bar
Close Tab
(close Window if only one tab)
Ctrl+W
Ctrl+F4
Middle-click on Tab
Cmd+W
Cmd+F4
Ctrl+W
Ctrl+F4
Middle-click on Tab
Undo Close Tab Ctrl+Shift+T Cmd+Shift+T Ctrl+Shift+T
Copy Tab Ctrl+Drag Opt+Drag Ctrl+Drag
Next Tab Ctrl+Tab
Ctrl+PageDown
Ctrl+Tab
Ctrl+PageDown
Cmd+Opt+
Cmd+}
Ctrl+Tab
Ctrl+PageDown
Previous Tab Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Ctrl+PageUp
Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Ctrl+PageUp
Cmd+Opt+
Cmd+{
Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Ctrl+PageUp
Select Tab [1 to 8] Ctrl+18 Cmd+18 Alt+18
Select Last Tab Ctrl+9 Cmd+9 Alt+9
Open New Window Ctrl+N Cmd+N Ctrl+N
Close Window Ctrl+Shift+W
Alt+F4
Cmd+Shift+W
Option+F4
Ctrl+Shift+W
Alt+F4
Location Bar Windows Mac OS X Linux
Select Location Bar Ctrl+L
F6
Alt+D
Cmd+L
F6
Ctrl+L
F6
Alt+D
Complete .com Address Ctrl+Enter Cmd+Return Ctrl+Enter
Complete .net Address Shift+Enter Shift+Return Shift+Enter
Complete .org Address Ctrl+Shift+Enter Cmd+Shift+Return Ctrl+Shift+Enter
Open Address in New Tab Alt+Enter Option+Return Alt+Enter
Search Bar Windows Mac OS X Linux
Select Search Bar Ctrl+K
Ctrl+E
Cmd+K Ctrl+K
Ctrl+J
Select Next Search Engine Ctrl+ Cmd+ Ctrl+
Select Previous Search Engine Ctrl+ Cmd+ Ctrl+
Open List of Search Engines Alt+
Alt+
F4
Option+
Option+
Alt+
Alt+
F4
Open Search Results in New Tab Alt+Enter Option+Return Alt+Enter
Forms Windows Mac OS X Linux
Select Next Entry
Select Previous Entry
Toggle Checkbox Spacebar Spacebar Spacebar
Auto Complete Windows Mac OS X Linux
Select Next Auto-Complete Entry
Select Previous Auto-Complete Entry
Delete Selected Auto-Complete Entry Del Del Del
Text Manipulation Windows Mac OS X Linux
Select All Ctrl+A Cmd+A Ctrl+A
Alt+A
Cut Ctrl+X Cmd+X Ctrl+X
Copy Ctrl+C Cmd+C Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V Cmd+V Ctrl+V
Delete Del Del Del
Undo Ctrl+Z Cmd+Z Ctrl+Z
Redo Ctrl+Shift+Z
Ctrl+Y
Cmd+Shift+Z Ctrl+Shift+Z
Ctrl+Y
Search in Page Windows Mac OS X Linux
Find in This Page Ctrl+F Cmd+F Ctrl+F
Find Again Ctrl+G
F3
Cmd+G
F3
Ctrl+G
F3
Find Previous Ctrl+Shift+G
Shift+F3
Cmd+Shift+G
Shift+F3
Ctrl+Shift+G
Shift+F3
Quick Find Text / / /
Quick Find Link ' ' '
Media (Ogg/Theora) Windows Mac OS X Linux
Play/Pause (toggle) Spacebar Spacebar Spacebar
Decrease Volume
Increase Volume
Mute Ctrl+ Cmd+ Ctrl+
Unmute Ctrl+ Cmd+ Ctrl+
Back to Beginning Home Home Home
Back 10% Ctrl+ Cmd+ Ctrl+
Back 15 seconds
Forward 15 seconds
Forward 10% Ctrl+ Cmd+ Ctrl+
Forward to End End End End

1: Since Firefox 3.5.

2: Prior to Firefox 3, affected text size only.

3: Clear Private Data prior to Firefox 3.5.

4: Opening a link in a new background or foreground tab can be inversed in the Options/Preferences menu, Tabs tab, ticking the option when I open a new tab, switch to it immediately.

5: For Backspace to work like on Windows set browser.backspace_action to 0 in about:config.

6: For Middle-click not to paste URL in tab set middlemouse.contentLoadURL to false in about:config.

7: Ctrl+Y prior to Firefox 3.5.

8: Since Firefox 3.6.

Ken Saunders from AccessFirefox.org has created and made available PDF and ODT versions of this document.

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This overview of keyboard and mouse shortcuts is one of the Firefox Utilities created by Otto de Voogd ( E-mail ). Please report any mistakes.

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