Firefox is the second most popular web browser in the world and
it continues to gain popularity and market share. With this rapid
growth many users, especially new users, are not aware of the wide
range of useful Firefox keyboard shortcuts available. These small
combinations of keystrokes when used at the right time can be real
productivity boosters. Here are 30 Firefox keyboard shortcuts to help
simplify and speed up your daily browsing. Even Firefox veterans may
find these useful.

Many of the shortcuts will be a combination of keystrokes. For example
“Ctrl + C” means that you should hold down the Ctrl (control) key and
press the letter “C”. Use the lowercase letters not uppercase, if
using the shift key is need it will be indicated as “Shift”.

Page Navigation Shortcuts

These shortcuts allow you to navigate quickly around a web page, most
with only a single keystroke.

* Spacebar — Page down one full screen at a time
* Shift – Spacebar — Page up one full screen at a time
* Down Arrow – Scroll down
* Page Down — Page down one full screen at a time
* Up Arrow – Scroll Up
* Page Up — Page up one full screen at a time
* End – Go to the Bottom (end) of the page
* Home – Go to the Top of page

Pages, Tabs and Bookmarks

These useful shortcuts help you quickly perform different common tasks
within Firefox, manage Tabs and access bookmarks.

* F5 — Reload the current page
* Alt + Home — Go to home page
* Ctrl + L — Go to the Address bar
* Ctrl + K — Go to the search box
* Ctrl + = — Increase the text size, zoom in
* Ctrl + - — Decrease the text size, zoom out
* Ctrl + P — Print the current page
* Ctrl + H — Opens the Browsing History in a column on the left
* Ctrl + T — Open a new tab
* Ctrl + W — Close current tab
* Ctrl + Tab — rotate forward to the next tab
* Ctrl + Shft + Tab — rotate back to the previous tab
* Ctrl + 1-9 — Choose a number to jump to that specific tab
* Ctrl + B — Open Bookmarks Column on Left
* Ctrl + I — Close Bookmarks Column
* Ctrl + D – Create a bookmark for the current page

Mouse Shortcuts

Here are six mouse-related shortcuts for when you already have your
hand on the mouse. These shortcuts include the scroll wheel and utilize
the clicking function (middle click) of the scroll wheel.

* Shift – scroll down – Go to the previous page
* Shift – scroll up – Go to the next page
* Ctrl – scroll up — Decrease the text size, zoom out
* Ctrl – scroll down — Increase text size, zoom in
* Middle click on link — Open the link in a new tab
* Middle click on a tab — Close the tab

Keystroke shortcuts have been around for many years and Firefox takes
useful browser shortcuts to a new level. It may take a little adjusting
to get used to using shortcuts but once you do they’ll become second
nature for speeding up your web browsing.