Keyboard shortcuts - Perform common Firefox tasks quickly

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This is a list of keyboard shortcuts in Mozilla Firefox. If you have enabled Emacs-style text editing shortcuts in GNOME, they will also work in Firefox. When an Emacs text editing shortcut conflicts with the default shortcuts (as occurs with Ctrl+K), the Emacs shortcut will take preference if focus is inside a text box (which would include the location bar and search bar). In such cases you should use the alternate keyboard shortcut if one is listed below.

Note: Firefox does not provide any method of customizing keyboard shortcuts. In order to be able to do that, you need to update Firefox to its latest version and install the Customizable Shortcuts extension.
Note: Keyboard shortcuts can be customized using the Customizable Shortcuts extension.


Command________________ Shortcut____________
Back Altcommand+Left Arrow
Forward Altcommand+Right Arrow
Home AltOpt+Home
Open File Ctrlcommand+O
Reload F5
Reload (override cache) Ctrl+F5
Stop command+.

Current Page

Command________________ Shortcut____________
Go to Bottom of Page End
Go to Top of Page Home
Move to Next Frame F6
Move to Previous Frame Shift+F6
Print Ctrlcommand+P
Save Page As Ctrlcommand+S
Zoom In Ctrlcommand++
Zoom Out Ctrlcommand+-
Zoom Reset Ctrlcommand+0


Command________________ Shortcut____________
Copy Ctrlcommand+C
Cut Ctrlcommand+X
Delete Delete
Paste Ctrlcommand+V
Redo Ctrlcommand+YShift+Z
Select All Ctrlcommand+A
Undo Ctrlcommand+Z


Command________________ Shortcut____________
Find Ctrlcommand+F
Find Again F3
Find Previous Shift+F3
Find As You Type Link '
Find As You Type Text /
Search the Web on Firefox Ctrlcommand+K

Windows & Tabs

Command________________ Shortcut____________
Close Tab Ctrlcommand+W
- except for App Tabs
Close Window Ctrlcommand+Shift+W
Move Tab in focus Left Ctrlcommand+Left Arrow
Ctrlcommand+Up Arrow
Move Tab in focus Right Ctrlcommand+Right Arrow
Ctrlcommand+Down Arrow
Move Tab in focus to start Ctrlcommand+Home
Move Tab in focus to end Ctrlcommand+End
New Tab Ctrlcommand+T
New Window Ctrlcommand+N
Next Tab Ctrl+Tab
command+Opt+Right Arrow
Ctrl+Page Down
Open Address in New Tab
AltOpt+EnterReturn - from Location Bar or Search Bar
Previous Tab CtrlCtrl+Shift+Tab
command+Opt+Left Arrow

Ctrl+Page Up
Undo Close Tab Ctrlcommand+Shift+T
Undo Close Window Ctrlcommand+Shift+N
Select Tab (1 to 8) CtrlAltcommand+(1 to 8)
Select Last Tab CtrlAltcommand+9
Tab Groups View Ctrlcommand+Shift+E
Next Tab Group Ctrl + ` - only for some keyboard layouts
Previous Tab Group Ctrl + Shift + ` - only for some keyboard layouts


Command________________ Shortcut____________
History sidebar Ctrlcommand+shift+H
Library window (History) Ctrl + Shift + H


Command________________ Shortcut____________
Bookmark All Tabs Ctrlcommand+Shift+D
Bookmark This Page Ctrlcommand+D
Bookmarks sidebar Ctrlcommand+B
Library window (Bookmarks) Ctrlcommand+Shift+BO


Command________________ Shortcut____________
Downloads Ctrl + JCtrl + Shift + Ycommand + J
Add-ons Ctrl + Shift + Acommand + Shift + A
Web Console Ctrl + Shift + Kcommand + Shift + K
Scratchpad Shift + F4
Page Source Ctrlcommand+U
Error Console Ctrl + Shift + Jcommand + Shift + J
Page Info Ctrlcommand+I
Toggle Private Browsing - Use Firefox without saving history Ctrl + Shift + Pcommand + Shift + P
Delete browsing, search and download history on Firefox Ctrl + Shift + Delcommand + Shift + delete


Command________________ Shortcut____________
Complete .com Address Ctrlcommand+EnterReturn
Complete .net Address Shift+EnterReturn
Complete .org Address Ctrlcommand+Shift+EnterReturn
Delete Selected Autocomplete Entry Shift+Del
Toggle Full Screen command+Shift+FF11
HelpHelp F1command+?
Toggle Menu Bar (when hidden) Alt
Ctrl + F2Alt (KDE)
Show/Hide Add-on Bar Ctrl + /command + /
Caret Browsing F7
Select Location Bar Alt+D
Select or Manage Search Engines
AltOpt+Up Arrow
AltOpt+Down Arrow
- when Search Bar is focused

Media shortcuts (Ogg and WebM Videos Only)

Command________________ Shortcut____________
Toggle Play / Pause Space
Decrease volume Arrow down
Increase volume Arrow up
Mute audio Ctrl+Down Arrowcommand+Down Arrow
Unmute audio Ctrl+Arrow upcommand+Up Arrow
Seek back 15 seconds Left Arrow
Seek back 10 % Ctrl+Left Arrowcommand+Left Arrow
Seek forward 15 seconds Right Arrow
Seek forward 10 % Ctrl+Right Arrowcommand+Right Arrow
Seek to the beginning Home
Seek to the end End