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Helpful Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts for Linux, Windows, and Ma

Firefox is one of the features loaded Browser where you will get almost all the required options. But many times, when you open the browser, you might not get the options you seek. So, keyboard shortcuts are the most important elements one must be aware of.

Keyboard Shortcut for Mozilla Firefox browser

Mozilla Firefox is known for its privacy and security features. It has multiple privacy customizations and pre-build options to choose from. It also has built-in tracker blockers that make Firefox a viable choice for people who love to protect their data and identity.

Apart from excellent privacy protection, it also offers the feature of keyboard shortcuts to perform various actions. It covers almost every option and performs the command function within the Firefox browser using keystrokes.

While these keyboard shortcuts are very similar to other major browser keyboard shortcuts, making them easier to learn and memorize.

Mozilla Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Here are the Firefox keyboard shortcuts you should memorize and become a productive champ.

Mozilla Firefox ActionWindows/LinuxMacintosh
Open a new windowCtrl + n + n
Open a new window in Private modeCtrl + Shift + p + Shift + p
Open a new tab, and switch to itCtrl + t + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closedCtrl + Shift + t + Shift + t
Switch to the next open tabCtrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn + Option +
Switch to the previous open tabCtrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp + Option +
Switch to a specific tabCtrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8 + 1 through + 8
Switch to the rightmost tabCtrl + 9 + 9
Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tabAlt + + [ or +
Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tabAlt + + ] or +
Close the current tabCtrl + w or Ctrl + F4 + w
Close the current windowCtrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4 + Shift + w
Minimize the current windowAlt + Space + n + m
Quit Mozilla FirefoxAlt + f + x + q
Show or hide the Bookmarks barCtrl + b + b
Open the Bookmarks ManagerCtrl + Shift + o + Shift + o
Open the History page in a new tabCtrl + h + Shift + h
Open the Downloads page in a new tabCtrl + j + Shift + j
Open the Find Bar to search the current pageCtrl + f or F3 + f
Switch to the next match to your Find Bar searchCtrl + g + g
Switch to the previous match to your Find Bar searchCtrl + Shift + g + Shift + g
Open Developer ToolsCtrl + Shift + j + Shift + j
Open the Clear Browsing Data optionsCtrl + Shift + Delete + Shift + Delete
Move cursor to the address barCtrl + l + l
Open options to print the current pageCtrl + p + p
Open options to save the current pageCtrl + s + s
Reload the current pageF5 or Ctrl + r + r
Reload the current page, ignoring cached contentShift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + r + Shift + r
Stop the page loadingEscEsc
Open a file from your computer in EdgeCtrl + o + Select a file + o + Select a file
Save your current webpage as a bookmarkCtrl + d + d
Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folderCtrl + Shift + d + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or offF11 + Shift + f
Make everything on the page bigger (zoom in)Ctrl and + and +
Make everything on the page smaller (zoom out)Ctrl and and
Reset page zoom levelCtrl + 0 + 0
Open a link in new background tabCtrl + Click a link + Click a link
Open a link, and switch to itCtrl + Shift + Click a link + Shift + Click a link
Return a tab to its original positionPress Esc while draggingPress Esc while dragging

These are very useful keystrokes that can help to perform all functions and actions within the Firefox browser.

Firefox keeps on adding shortcuts and features. Hence we will update these articles with more helpful keyboard shortcuts in the future.

We’ve also posted the keyboard shortcuts for all other major browsers that you can learn:

  1. Chrome browser Keyboard Shortcuts
  2. Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts
  3. Safari browser Keyboard Shortcuts

While most shortcut keys are similar on all browsers, you can interchangeably use different browsers and make the switch easily.

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