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Firefox Keyboard and Mouse Shortcuts

Here is a list of Firefox keyboard and mouse shortcuts for each of the three major operating systems organized by topic.

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Browser Management Windows Mac OS X Linux
Help F1 n/a F1
Add Bookmark Ctrl+D Cmd+D Ctrl+D
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+Y
Clear Private Data Ctrl+Shift+Del n/a Ctrl+Shift+Del
Page Manipulation Windows Mac OS X Linux
Full Screen (toggle) F11 n/a F11
Increase Text Size Ctrl++
Ctrl+Scroll down
Cmd++ Ctrl++
Ctrl+Scroll down
Decrease Text Size Ctrl+-
Ctrl+Scroll up
Cmd+- Ctrl+-
Ctrl+Scroll up
Restore Text Size 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
Page Source Ctrl+U Cmd+U Ctrl+U
Page Info n/a Cmd+I Ctrl+I
DOM Inspector Ctrl+Shift+I Cmd+Shift+I Ctrl+Shift+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 3
Go Up One Screen PageUp
Shift+Spacebar
PageUp
Shift+Spacebar
PageUp
Shift+Spacebar
Backspace 3
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
Web Navigation Windows Mac OS X Linux
Open Home Page Alt+Home Option+Home Alt+Home
Back one Page Alt+
Ctrl+[
Shift+Scroll down
Backspace
Cmd+
Cmd+[
Delete
Alt+
Ctrl+[
Shift+Scroll down
Forward one Page Alt+
Ctrl+]
Shift+Scroll up
Shift+Backspace
Cmd+
Cmd+]
Alt+
Ctrl+]
Shift+Scroll up
Open Link Enter
Left-click
Return
Click
Enter
Left-click
Open Link (in new Background Tab)2 Ctrl+Enter
Ctrl+Left-click
Middle-click
Cmd+Return
Cmd+Click
Ctrl+Enter
Ctrl+Left-click
Middle-click
Open Link (in new Foreground Tab)2 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 Tab4
Open Link 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
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
Next Tab Ctrl+Tab
Ctrl+PageDown
Ctrl+Tab
Ctrl+PageDown
Ctrl+Tab
Ctrl+PageDown
Previous Tab Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Ctrl+PageUp
Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Ctrl+PageUp
Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Ctrl+PageUp
Select Tab [1 to 9] Ctrl+[19] Cmd+[19] Alt+[19]
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 Windows Mac OS X Linux
Select Location Bar Ctrl+L
Alt+D
Cmd+L Ctrl+L
Alt+D
Complete .com Address 1 Ctrl+Enter Cmd+Return Ctrl+Enter
Complete .net Address 1 Shift+Enter Shift+Return Shift+Enter
Complete .org Address 1 Ctrl+Shift+Enter Cmd+Shift+Return Ctrl+Shift+Enter
Open Address in New Tab 1 Alt+Enter Option+Return Alt+Enter
Open File Ctrl+O Cmd+O Ctrl+O
Search Engines Windows Mac OS X Linux
Select Search Bar Ctrl+K Cmd+K Ctrl+K
Ctrl+J
Select Next Search Engine in Search Bar Ctrl+ Cmd+ Ctrl+
Select Previous Search Engine in Search Bar Ctrl+ Cmd+ Ctrl+
Open List of Search Engines in Search Bar Alt+
Alt+
Option+
Option+
Alt+
Alt+
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 Individual Auto-Complete Entry Shift+Del Shift+Del Shift+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 ' ' '

1: This shortcut only works in the Location Bar.

2: 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.

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

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

The Firefox keyboard and mouse shortcuts posted here were originally based on the works of David Tenser but they have been fully rewritten, tested, and updated by Otto de Voogd. The shortcuts related content contained on this page is available under the Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Creative Commons license.
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