Faster Browsing in Firefox 3.0: Keyboard Shortcuts
Article by George Norman
On 19 Dec 2008
When it comes to online surfing, it is all about speed: how fast a page loads, and how fast you are able to access the information you are looking for. Google Chrome may be the speed king, but it is only marginally faster that Mozilla Firefox – and with the tips I am going to present here, you will definitely be able to increase your speed and efficiency in Firefox 3.0.5, even in the now defunct Firefox 2.0.0.20.

The mouse may be the most used peripheral, but there is no denying that the keyboard is faster. The only problem is that people are not always aware of all the nifty little shortcuts they can take advantage of and fumble around with the mouse. This causes you to waste precious time, time that you could put to better use.

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Here is a list of shortcuts that you can employ in Mozilla Firefox (some may sound pretty obvious to some of you, but we are all learning here, so be patient):

- In the long row of F keys, three are of interest to us: pressing F1 will direct you to the Firefox support page (F1 is the generic key for Help in pretty much all applications out there); pressing F5 will refresh the browser window; pressing F6 will highlight the address bar.
- If you would like to open a new tab, just pres Ctrl + T. If you would like to switch from one tab to another use Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl +Shift + Tab (the first moves from left to right, the second from right to left). If within a tab you would like to move to the bottom of the page, just press End; press Home to do the opposite. To close a tab press Ctrl + W.
- If you would like to open a new Firefox page, press Ctrl + M.
- If you would like to jump to a certain word on the page, a word that you know is there but you cannot locate and click it, just use Ctrl + F or F3 and type in that word. When you press enter, the word you specified will be automatically highlighted.
- If you would like to select all the text on a certain page you must press Ctrl + A. To copy it press Ctrl + C, to paste it press Ctrl + V.
- If you would like to revisit a page, press Ctrl + Shift + H and the history tab will open.



Tags: Mozilla, Firefox, Firefox 2.0, Firefox 3.0
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