Mozilla Firefox is known for its privacy and security features. It has multiple privacy customizations and pre-build options to choose from. It’s also built-in tracker blockers that make firefox a viable choice for people who love to protect their data and identity.
Apart from great 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 the keystrokes.
While these keyboard shortcuts are very similar to other major browser keyboard shortcuts, hence making them easier to learn and memorize.
Here are the Firefox keyboard shortcuts you should memorize and become a productive champ.
|Mozilla Firefox Action||Windows/Linux||Macintosh|
|Open a new window||+||+|
|Open a new window in Private mode||+ +||+ +|
|Open a new tab, and switch to it||+||+|
|Reopen previously closed tabs in the order they were closed||+ +||+ +|
|Switch to the next open tab||+ or +||+ +|
|Switch to the previous open tab||+ + or +||+ +|
|Switch to a specific tab||+ through +||+ through +|
|Switch to the rightmost tab||+||+|
|Open the previous page from your browsing history in the current tab||+||+ or +|
|Open the next page from your browsing history in the current tab||+||+ or +|
|Close the current tab||+ or +||+|
|Close the current window||+ + or +||+ +|
|Minimize the current window||+ +||+|
|Quit Mozilla Firefox||+ +||+|
|Show or hide the Bookmarks bar||+||+|
|Open the Bookmarks Manager||+ +||+ +|
|Open the History page in a new tab||+||+ +|
|Open the Downloads page in a new tab||+||+ +|
|Open the Find Bar to search the current page||+ or||+|
|Switch to the next match to your Find Bar search||+||+|
|Switch to the previous match to your Find Bar search||+ +||+ +|
|Open Developer Tools||+ +||+ +|
|Open the Clear Browsing Data options||+ +||+ +|
|Move cursor to the address bar||+||+|
|Open options to print the current page||+||+|
|Open options to save the current page||+||+|
|Reload the current page||or +||+|
|Reload the current page, ignoring cached content||+ or + +||+ +|
|Stop the page loading|
|Open a file from your computer in Edge||+ + Select a file||+ + Select a file|
|Save your current webpage as a bookmark||+||+|
|Save all open tabs as bookmarks in a new folder||+ +||+ +|
|Turn full-screen mode on or off||+ +|
|Make everything on the page bigger (zoom in)||and||and|
|Make everything on the page smaller (zoom out)||and||and|
|Reset page zoom level||+||+|
|Open a link in new background tab||+ Click a link||+ Click a link|
|Open a link, and switch to it||+ + Click a link||+ + Click a link|
|Return a tab to its original position||Presswhile dragging||Presswhile dragging|
These are very useful keystrokes that can help to perform all functions and actions within the Firefox browser.
The firefox keeps on adding the shortcuts and features, hence we will be updating these articles with more useful keyboard shortcuts in the future.
I’ve also posted the keyboard shortcuts for all other major browsers that you can learn:
- Best Google Chrome Keyboard Shortcuts for Productivity
- Microsoft Edge Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows, Linux, and Mac
- Useful Apple Safari Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac Computers
While most of the shortcut keys are similar on all the browsers, you can interchangeably use different browsers and make the switch easily.
FAQs: Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts for Linux, Windows, and Mac.
Now, let us go through the frequently asked questions regarding firefox Keyboard Shortcuts for Linux, Windows, and Mac.
What are some of the handy and useful keyboard shortcuts for Firefox Browser for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS?
Some of the Handy and useful keyboards for the Firefox browser are:
- new window: ctrl + n
- Private mode: ctrl + shift + p
- new tab: ctrl + t
- bookmarks: ctrl + shift + o
- clear browsing data: ctrl + shift + delete, etc.
What is the shortcut to open the Developers Tools in Firefox Browser?
The shortcut to open the Developers Tools in Firefox Browser is ctrl + shift + j.
What is the shortcut to open the downloads page in Firefox Browser?
The shortcut to open the download page in Firefox Browser is ctrl + j.