Firefox is now the number 2 web browser currently in use. While Firefox only holds 45% of the market share, it is gaining more and more every day. As Firefox is my favorite browser, I wanted to share a few of my favorite shortcuts. Even if you use a different browser, give some of these a try and see if they work for you.
All of these shortcuts are a combination of keystrokes, so when you read ‘Ctrl + C’, simply press the ‘Ctrl’ key and the ‘C’ key.
- Ctrl + L Go to the address bar.
- Ctrl + K Go to the search bar.
- Alt + left arrow Navigate back one page.
- Alt + right arrow Navigate forward one page.
- Ctrl + R Reload the page.
- Esc Stop the page from loading.
- Ctrl + + Zoom in.
- Ctrl + – Zoom out.
- Ctrl + T Opens a new Tab.
- Ctrl + W Closes current Tab.
- Ctrl + Tab Move to the next Tab.
- Ctrl + Shift + Tab Move back to previous Tab.
- Alt + 1 through 8 Move to the 1st through 8th Tabs.
- Alt + 9 Move to the last Tab that is open.
- Middle click on link Open that link in a new Tab.
- Middle click on a Tab Close that Tab.
- Ctrl + Scroll up Zoom in.
- Ctrl + Scroll down Zoom out.
- Shift + Scroll up Navigate forward. The number of times you scroll equals the number of pages you scroll through.
- Shift + Scroll down Navigate backward. The number of times you scroll equals the number of pages you scroll through.
3 Extra shortcutsWhen typing in a web address, the following shortcuts will auto-complete the address for you. For example, type wlmtips into the address bar and then press
- Ctrl + Enter This will auto-complete .com address. So wlmtips will become wlmtips.com
- Shift + Enter This will auto-complete .net address. So wlmtips will become wlmtips.net
- Ctrl + Shift + Enter This will auto-complete .org address. So wlmtips will become wlmtips.org