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Helpful Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts on Linux, Windows, & Mac

Learn these super useful keyboard shortcuts to manage Mozilla Firefox that you should memorize to be productive without touching a mouse or trackpad.

Mozilla Firefox has built-in keyboard shortcuts that help perform actions and activities within the browser. You can use the keyboard combination to get things done.

Here are the keyboard shortcuts for Firefox app you should memorize.

Mozilla Firefox Action Windows/Linux Macintosh
Open a new window Ctrl + n + n
Open a new window in Private mode Ctrl + Shift + p + Shift + p
Open a new tab, and switch to it Ctrl + t + t
Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closed Ctrl + Shift + t + Shift + t
Switch to the next open tab Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn + Option +
Switch to the previous open tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp + Option +
Switch to a specific tab Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8 + 1 through + 8
Switch to the rightmost tab Ctrl + 9 + 9
Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tab Alt + + [ or +
Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tab Alt + + ] or +
Close the current tab Ctrl + w or Ctrl + F4 + w
Close the current window Ctrl + Shift + w or Alt + F4 + Shift + w
Minimize the current window Alt + Space + n + m
Quit Mozilla Firefox Alt + f + x + q
Show or hide the Bookmarks bar Ctrl + b + b
Open the Bookmarks Manager Ctrl + Shift + o + Shift + o
Open the History page in a new tab Ctrl + h + Shift + h
Open the Downloads page in a new tab Ctrl + j + Shift + j
Open the Find Bar to search the current page Ctrl + f or F3 + f
Switch to the next match to your Find Bar search Ctrl + g + g
Switch to the previous match to your Find Bar search Ctrl + Shift + g + Shift + g
Open Developer Tools Ctrl + Shift + j + Shift + j
Open the Clear Browsing Data options Ctrl + Shift + Delete + Shift + Delete
Move cursor to the address bar Ctrl + l + l
Open options to print the current page Ctrl + p + p
Open options to save the current page Ctrl + s + s
Reload the current page F5 or Ctrl + r + r
Reload the current page, ignoring cached content Shift + F5 or Ctrl + Shift + r + Shift + r
Stop the page loading Esc Esc
Open a file from your computer in Edge Ctrl + o + Select a file + o + Select a file
Save your current webpage as a bookmark Ctrl + d + d
Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder Ctrl + Shift + d + Shift + d
Turn full-screen mode on or off F11 + 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 level Ctrl + 0 + 0
Open a link in new background tab Ctrl + Click a link + Click a link
Open a link, and switch to it Ctrl + Shift + Click a link + Shift + Click a link
Return a tab to its original position Press Esc while dragging Press Esc while dragging

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

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

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