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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.

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 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

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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