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.

Navigation

Command________________ Shortcut____________
Back Alt + Left Arrow
Backspace
command + Left Arrow
command + [
Delete
Alt + Left Arrow
Ctrl + [

Forward Alt + Right Arrow
Shift + Backspace
command + Right Arrow
command + ]
Shift + Delete
Alt + Right Arrow
Ctrl + ]

Home Alt + Homeoption + home

Open File Ctrl + Ocommand + O

Reload F5
Ctrl + Rcommand + R

Reload (override cache) Ctrl + F5
Ctrl + Shift + R
command + shift + R

Stop Esc
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 Ctrl + Pcommand + P
Save Page As Ctrl + Scommand + S
Zoom In Ctrl + +command + +
Zoom Out Ctrl + -command + -
Zoom Reset Ctrl + 0command + 0

Editing

Command________________ Shortcut____________
Copy Ctrl + Ccommand + C
Cut Ctrl + Xcommand + X
Delete Delete
Paste Ctrl + Vcommand + V
Redo Ctrl + Ycommand + shift + ZCtrl + Shift + Z
Select All Ctrl + Acommand + A
Undo Ctrl + Zcommand + Z

Search

Command________________ Shortcut____________
Find Ctrl + Fcommand + F
Find Again F3
Ctrl + Gcommand + G
Find Previous Shift + F3
Ctrl + Shift + Gcommand + shift + G
Find As You Type Link '
Find As You Type Text /
Search the Web on Firefox Ctrl + Kcommand + K
Ctrl + ECtrl + J

Windows & Tabs

Command________________ Shortcut____________
Close Tab Ctrl + W
Ctrl + F4
command + W
- except for App Tabs
Close Window Ctrl + Shift + W
Alt + F4
command + shift + W
Move Tab in focus Left Ctrl + Left Arrow
Ctrl + Up Arrow
command + Left Arrow
command + Up Arrow
Move Tab in focus Right Ctrl + Right Arrow
Ctrl + Down Arrow
command + Right Arrow
command + Down Arrow
Move Tab in focus to start Ctrl + Homecommand + home
Move Tab in focus to end Ctrl + Endcommand + end
New Tab Ctrl + Tcommand + T
New Window Ctrl + Ncommand + N
Next Tab Ctrl + Tab
Ctrl + Page Down
control + tab
control + page down
command + option + Right Arrow
Open Address in New Tab Alt + Enteroption + return - from Location Bar or Search Bar
Previous Tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Ctrl + Page Up
control + shift + tab
control + page up
command + option + Left Arrow
Undo Close Tab Ctrl + Shift + Tcommand + shift + T
Undo Close Window Ctrl + Shift + Ncommand + shift + N
Select Tab 1 to 8 Ctrl + 1to8command + 1to8Alt + 1to8
Select Last Tab Ctrl + 9command + 9Alt + 9
Tab Groups View Ctrl + Shift + Ecommand + shift + E
Next Tab Group Ctrl + `control + ` - only for some keyboard layouts
Previous Tab Group Ctrl + Shift + `control + shift + ` - only for some keyboard layouts

History

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

Bookmarks

Command________________ Shortcut____________
Bookmark All Tabs Ctrl + Shift + Dcommand + shift + D
Bookmark This Page Ctrl + Dcommand + D
Bookmarks sidebar Ctrl + B
Ctrl + I
command + BCtrl + B
Library window (Bookmarks) Ctrl + Shift + Bcommand + shift + BCtrl + Shift + O

Tools

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 Ctrl + Ucommand + U
Error Console Ctrl + Shift + Jcommand + shift + J
Page Info command + ICtrl + 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

Miscellaneous

Command________________ Shortcut____________
Complete .com Address Ctrl + Entercommand + return
Complete .net Address Shift + Entershift + return
Complete .org Address Ctrl + Shift + Entercommand + shift + return
Delete Selected Autocomplete Entry Delshift + delete
Toggle Full Screen command+Shift+FF11
Help F1
Toggle Menu Bar (when hidden) Alt
F10
Alt (KDE)
F10 (GNOME)
Show/Hide Add-on Bar Ctrl + /command + /
Caret Browsing F7
Select Location Bar F6
Alt + D
Ctrl + L
command + L
Select or Manage Search Engines Alt + Up Arrow
Alt + Down Arrow
F4
option + Up Arrow
option + Down Arrow
- when Search Bar is focused

Media shortcuts (Ogg and WebM Videos Only)

Command________________ Shortcut____________
Toggle Play / Pause Space bar
Decrease volume Down Arrow
Increase volume Up Arrow
Mute audio Ctrl + Down Arrowcommand + Down Arrow
Unmute audio Ctrl + Up Arrowcommand + 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