Mozilla Firefox Keyboard Shortcut Keys (Working Hot keys)

Mozilla Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts For Mozilla Firefox In Windows

Mozilla Firefox Hotkeys: Below are the list of working keyboard shortcuts for Mozilla Firefox, which is one of the best internet browser for windows. You can also check the shortcut keys for other web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera etc.

Keyboard Shortcuts:  Google Chrome, Internet Explorer


List of hot keys or the combination of hot-keys are categorized, so that it will be easy to get and understand all the function of firefox from Keyboard. Categorized keyboard shortcuts are as follows

  • Navigation: Navigate between the open and close window of the browser.
  • Current Page: Several function on the open web page like go up/down in the open page, move to next/previous frame, different zoom function etc.
  • Editing: Several text related function like copy, paste, delete etc
  • Search: Keyboard shortcuts that are related to search function of the browser
  • Windows And Tabs: Function that is related to tab and window of the browser like open/close a new/old tab or window etc.
  • History: Function related to the browsing or download history of the browser.
  • Bookmarks: Several Bookmarking function.
  • Tools: Several tools of the firefox browser.
  • Miscellaneous: Some other important keyboard shortcuts.
  • Media Shortcuts: keyboard shortcuts when accessing a media file on the webpage.

Mozilla Firefox Shortcut Keys: Navigation

Back Alt + Left Arrow
Forward Alt + Right Arrow
Home Alt + Home
Open File Ctrl + O
Reload F5
Reload (override cache) Ctrl + F5
Stop Esc

Mozilla Firefox Keyboard Hot keys: Current Page

Go Down a Screen Page Down (pg dn)
Go Up a Screen Page Up (pg up)
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 + P
Save Page As Ctrl + S
Zoom In Ctrl + +
Zoom Out Ctrl + –
Zoom Reset Ctrl + 0

Firefox Keyboard Shortcut: Editing

Copy Ctrl + C
Cut Ctrl + X
Delete Delete (Del)
Paste Ctrl + V
Paste (as plain text) Ctrl + Shift + V
Redo Ctrl + Y
Select All Ctrl + A
Undo Ctrl + Z

Firefox Keyboard Hot-keys: Search

Find Ctrl + F
Find Again F3
Find Previous Shift + F3
Quick Find within link-text only ‘ (Dot)
Quick Find / (Forward Slash)
Close the Find or Quick Find bar Esc (when the Find or Quick Find bar is focused
Focus Search bar Ctrl + K orCtrl + E
Quickly switch between search engines Ctrl + Up/Down Arrow (when Search Bar is focused
View menu to switch, add or manage search engines Alt + Up/Down Arrow (when Search Bar is focused

Mozilla Firefox Shortcut Keys: Windows And Tabs

Note: Some of these shortcuts require the currently selected tab to be “in focus.” Currently, the only way to do this is to select an adjacent object and “tab into” the current tab, for instance, by hitting Alt + D to select the address bar, and then Shift + Tab twice.

Close Tab Ctrl + W orCtrl + F4 (except for App Tabs)
Close Window Ctrl + Shift + W orAlt + F4
Move Tab in focus Left Ctrl + Shift + Page Up
Move Tab in focus Right Ctrl + Shift +Page Down
Move Tab in focus to start Ctrl + Home
Move Tab in focus to end Ctrl + End
New Tab Ctrl + T
New Window Ctrl + N
New Private Window Ctrl + Shift + P
Next Tab Ctrl + Tab orCtrl + Page Down
Open Address in New Tab Alt + Enter (from Location Bar or Search Bar)
Previous Tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab orCtrl + Page Up
Undo Close Tab Ctrl + Shift + T
Undo Close Window Ctrl + Shift + N
Select Tab 1 to 8 Ctrl + 1 to 8
Select Last Tab Ctrl + 9
Tab Groups View Ctrl + Shift + E
Close Tab Groups View Esc
Next Tab Group Ctrl + . (Dot) – (Note: only for some keyboard layouts)
Previous Tab Group Ctrl + Shift + ‘ (only for some keyboard layouts)

Mozilla Keyboard Hotkeys: History

History sidebar Ctrl + H
Library window (History) Ctrl + Shift + H
Clear Recent History Ctrl + Shift + Del

Mozilla Shortcuts: Bookmarks

Bookmark All Tabs Ctrl + Shift + D
Bookmark This Page Ctrl + D
Bookmarks sidebar Ctrl + B or Ctrl + I
Library window (Bookmarks) Ctrl + Shift + B

Firefox Shortcuts: Tools

Downloads Ctrl + J
Add-ons Ctrl + Shift + A
Toggle Developer Tools F12 or Ctrl + Shift + I
Web Console Ctrl + Shift + K
Inspector Ctrl + Shift + C
Debugger Ctrl + Shift + S
Style Editor Shift + F7
Profiler Shift + F5
Network Ctrl + Shift + Q
Developer Toolbar Shift + F2
Responsive Design View Ctrl + Shift + M
Scratchpad Shift + F4
Page Source Ctrl + U
Browser Console Ctrl + Shift + J

Mozilla Firefox Shortcut Keys: Miscellaneous

Complete .com Address Ctrl + Enter
Complete .net Address Shift + Enter
Complete .org Address Ctrl + Shift + Enter
Delete Selected Auto complete Entry Del
Toggle Full Screen F11
Toggle Menu Bar activation (showing it temporarily when hidden) Alt or F10
Show/Hide Add-on Bar Ctrl + / (Forward Slash)
Caret Browsing F7
Select Location Bar F6 or
Alt + D or Ctrl + L

Mozilla Firefox Shortcuts: Media Shortcuts

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

Note: All the hotkeys are not case sensitive.

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