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Hello,

I just switched to Firefox and so far I've been the setting up process has been going smoothly. I've almost got the browser exactly how I want it to.

I am missing one last feature that I would really like to have; the ability to minimize and maximize Firefox with the use of my keyboard instead of having to rely on my mouse so I can switch between screens more fluently.

I don't know of there's an option available in Firefox itself or if there's already a combination of keys that do just that or if there's an Addon I can use. Any advice is therefor more than welcome.

Hello, I just switched to Firefox and so far I've been the setting up process has been going smoothly. I've almost got the browser exactly how I want it to. I am missing one last feature that I would really like to have; the ability to minimize and maximize Firefox with the use of my keyboard instead of having to rely on my mouse so I can switch between screens more fluently. I don't know of there's an option available in Firefox itself or if there's already a combination of keys that do just that or if there's an Addon I can use. Any advice is therefor more than welcome.
FFus3r 50 solutions 757 answers
see this page: * https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly

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FFus3r said

see this page:

I already saw that, but there are no (known) commands on that page for minimizing and maximizing Firefox.

''FFus3r [[#answer-1158853|said]]'' <blockquote> see this page: * https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly </blockquote> I already saw that, but there are no (known) commands on that page for minimizing and maximizing Firefox.
FFus3r 50 solutions 757 answers
  • Zoom In Ctrl + +
  • Zoom Out Ctrl + -
  • Zoom Reset Ctrl + 0

FullScreen F11

or see this page:

* Zoom In '''Ctrl + +''' * Zoom Out '''Ctrl + - ''' * Zoom Reset '''Ctrl + 0''' FullScreen '''F11''' or see this page: * https://www-archive.mozilla.org/docs/end-user/moz_shortcuts.html#page_viewing

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FFus3r said

  • Zoom In Ctrl + +
  • Zoom Out Ctrl + -
  • Zoom Reset Ctrl + 0
FullScreen F11 or see this page:

I think you need to READ my post a bit more carefully. I'm not talking about zooming in or out.

I'm talking about minimizing the browser and maximizing it again.

''FFus3r [[#answer-1158861|said]]'' <blockquote> * Zoom In '''Ctrl + +''' * Zoom Out '''Ctrl + - ''' * Zoom Reset '''Ctrl + 0''' FullScreen '''F11''' or see this page: * https://www-archive.mozilla.org/docs/end-user/moz_shortcuts.html#page_viewing </blockquote> I think you need to READ my post a bit more carefully. I'm not talking about zooming in or out. I'm talking about minimizing the browser and maximizing it again.
FFus3r 50 solutions 757 answers
use this addon: * https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/saka-key/

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FFus3r said

use this addon:

Interesting addon, but it doesnt allow minimizing/maximizing as options.

''FFus3r [[#answer-1158872|said]]'' <blockquote> use this addon: * https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/saka-key/ </blockquote> Interesting addon, but it doesnt allow minimizing/maximizing as options.
McCoy
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Hello impy101,

Minimize  : Windows key + M

Maximize : Windows key + Shift + M

Probably a rhetorical question, but you do know that you can also just click the "-" (minus sign) at the upper right, don't you  ?

Also see for more options  : https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-10-keyboard-shortcuts/

Hello impy101, Minimize : Windows key + M Maximize : Windows key + Shift + M Probably a rhetorical question, but you ''do'' know that you can also just click the "-" (minus sign) at the upper right, don't you ? Also see for more options : https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-10-keyboard-shortcuts/

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McCoy said

Hello impy101, Minimize  : Windows key + M Maximize : Windows key + Shift + M Probably a rhetorical question, but you do know that you can also just click the "-" (minus sign) at the upper right, don't you  ? Also see for more options  : https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-10-keyboard-shortcuts/

I am well aware of that, thank you. But I am used to switching between windows via keyboard shortcuts. I've been doing so for years now using Maxthon (CTRL + ` hides the browser so I can immediately switch between screens).

And thank you for those Windows shortcuts, I already know them. All I am looking for, as stated in the first post, is for a way to minimize and maximize Firefox (AND ONLY FIREFOX!) using keyboard shortcuts.

''McCoy [[#answer-1158893|said]]'' <blockquote> Hello impy101, Minimize : Windows key + M Maximize : Windows key + Shift + M Probably a rhetorical question, but you ''do'' know that you can also just click the "-" (minus sign) at the upper right, don't you ? Also see for more options : https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-10-keyboard-shortcuts/ </blockquote> I am well aware of that, thank you. But I am used to switching between windows via keyboard shortcuts. I've been doing so for years now using Maxthon (CTRL + ` hides the browser so I can immediately switch between screens). And thank you for those Windows shortcuts, I already know them. All I am looking for, as stated in the first post, is for a way to minimize and maximize Firefox (AND ONLY FIREFOX!) using keyboard shortcuts.
McCoy
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impy101 said

And thank you for those Windows shortcuts, I already know them. All I am looking for, as stated in the first post, is for a way to minimize and maximize Firefox (AND ONLY FIREFOX!) using keyboard shortcuts.

Apparantly I'm totally misconstruing your question, cause as far as I know the above mentioned keyboard shortcuts will do just that.

There's one other keyboard shortcut : Alt key + spacebar, but that will bring down a context menu where you can click "Minimize" or "Maximize", and that's not what you want either.

All I can do now is hope that somebody else will give you the answer that you're looking for .....

''impy101 [[#answer-1158897|said]]'' <blockquote> And thank you for those Windows shortcuts, I already know them. All I am looking for, as stated in the first post, is for a way to minimize and maximize Firefox (AND ONLY FIREFOX!) using keyboard shortcuts. </blockquote> Apparantly I'm totally misconstruing your question, cause as far as I know the above mentioned keyboard shortcuts will do just that. There's one other keyboard shortcut : Alt key + spacebar, but that will bring down a context menu where you can click "Minimize" or "Maximize", and that's not what you want either. All I can do now is hope that somebody else will give you the answer that you're looking for .....

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McCoy said

impy101 said
And thank you for those Windows shortcuts, I already know them. All I am looking for, as stated in the first post, is for a way to minimize and maximize Firefox (AND ONLY FIREFOX!) using keyboard shortcuts.

Apparantly I'm totally misconstruing your question, cause as far as I know the above mentioned keyboard shortcuts will do just that.

There's one other keyboard shortcut : Alt key + spacebar, but that will bring down a context menu where you can click "Minimize" or "Maximize", and that's not what you want either.

All I can do now is hope that somebody else will give you the answer that you're looking for .....

The above shortcut minimizes everything. All open windows, not just Firefox.

''McCoy [[#answer-1158905|said]]'' <blockquote> ''impy101 [[#answer-1158897|said]]'' <blockquote> And thank you for those Windows shortcuts, I already know them. All I am looking for, as stated in the first post, is for a way to minimize and maximize Firefox (AND ONLY FIREFOX!) using keyboard shortcuts. </blockquote> Apparantly I'm totally misconstruing your question, cause as far as I know the above mentioned keyboard shortcuts will do just that. There's one other keyboard shortcut : Alt key + spacebar, but that will bring down a context menu where you can click "Minimize" or "Maximize", and that's not what you want either. All I can do now is hope that somebody else will give you the answer that you're looking for ..... </blockquote> The above shortcut minimizes '''everything'''. All open windows, not just Firefox.
McCoy
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impy101 said

All open windows, not just Firefox.

I don't know what you mean by "just Firefox" - (sorry .... )

If it's the last tab you want to close : Ctrl + W

In case you want to resize the window : Windows key + right or left arrow key.

''impy101 [[#answer-1158907|said]]'' <blockquote> All open windows, not just Firefox. </blockquote> I don't know what you mean by "just Firefox" - (sorry .... ) If it's the last tab you want to close : Ctrl + W In case you want to resize the window : Windows key + right or left arrow key.