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Mozilla Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Full list of Firefox Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that you can use to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Getting familiar with keyboard shortcuts not only help you get the work done faster, but also more efficient.

Previously I have covered Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and RT Keyboard Shortcuts. This article covers Mozilla Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts. So let’s get started.


Backspace (Back)
Forward (Shift + Backspace)
Alt+Home (Home)
Ctrl+O (Open File)
F5 or Ctrl+R (Reload)
Ctrl+F5 or Ctrl+Shift+R (Reload override cache)
Esc (Stop)

Current Page

Page Down (Go Down a Screen)
Page Up (Go Up a Screen)
End (Go to Bottom of Page)
Home (Go to Top of Page)
F6 (Move to Next Frame)
Shift+F6 (Move to Previous Frame)
Ctrl+P (Print)
Ctrl+S (Save Page As)
Ctrl++ (plus) (Zoom In 10%)
Ctrl+- (Zoom Out 10%)
Ctrl+0 (Zoom Reset)


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


Ctrl+F (Find)
F3 or Ctrl+G (Find Again)
Shift+F3 or Ctrl+Shift+G (Find Previous)
‘ (Quick Find within link-text only)
/ (Quick Find)
Esc when the Find or Quick Find bar is focused (Close the Find or Quick Find bar- when the Find or Quick Find bar is focused)
Ctrl+K or Ctrl+E (Focus Search bar)
Ctrl+up arrow or Ctrl+down arrow (Quickly switch between search engines – when Search Bar is focused)
Alt+up arrow or Alt+down arrow or F4 (View menu to switch, add or manage search engines – when Search Bar is focused)

Windows & Tabs

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


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


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


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

PDF Viewer

N or J or right arrow (Next page)
P or K or left arrow (Previous page)
Ctrl++ (Zoom in)
Ctrl+- (Zoom out)
Ctrl+0 (Automatic Zoom)
R (Rotate the document clockwise)
Shift+R (Rotate counterclockwise)
Ctrl+Alt+P (Switch to Presentation Mode)
H (Toggle Hand Tool)
Ctrl +Alt+G (Focus the Page Number input box)


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

Media shortcuts

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

Please leave your comments below with your favourite shortcuts or share the one you use and not listed above so I can check them out and possibly add them to this article.


Experienced IT Consultant working and living in the UK. In early years he was born and raised up in Greece and been to the UK since studies. He is passionate with technology, gadgets and computers, he really likes the internet and IT in general.

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