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Every Mozilla Firefox keyboard shortcut that makes your browsing effortless

A web browser is our gateway to the Internet, which acts as a client in the client-server architecture. When you request to reach a website, the client is responsible for sending this URL to the ISP for DNS resolution. DNS resolution is like the yellow pages of the Internet. It has the IP address corresponding to each URL. Once your client gets the IP address for your URL, it sends a request to that IP address. To this request, the server sends a response that is posted in the form of an HTML file. This HTML file is what you see as a website.

While most of the surfing you do on browsers is assisted by the mouse, but if you’re an experienced computer user, you know that your workflow can get quicker by learning a few keyboard shortcuts. Mozilla’s Firefox is one such browser, and in this article, we’ve listed all the Firefox shortcuts that can make your internet browsing experience effortless.

Also read: Every Microsoft Word keyboard shortcut that you need to know

Firefox keyboard shortcuts


  • Back: Alt + ←
  • Forward: Alt + →
  • Home: Alt + Home
  • Open File: Ctrl + O
  • Reload: F5
  • Reload (override cache): Ctrl + F5

Windows and tabs

  • Close tab: Ctrl + w
  • Close window: alt + F4
  • Switch between tabs: Ctrl+Tab (needs to be enabled in Settings)
  • Go to left tab: Ctrl + Tab + Shift
  • Exit: Ctrl + Shift + Q
  • Move Tab Left: Ctrl + Shift + Page Up
  • Move Tab Right: Ctrl + Shift + Page Down
  • Mute/unmute audio: Ctrl + M
  • 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


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


  • Complete .com Address: Ctrl + Enter
  • Toggle Full Screen: F11
  • Close a Menu: Esc+alt+F10
  • Find: Ctrl + F
  • Find Again: F3
  • Find Previous: Shift + F3
  • Print: Ctrl + P
  • Save Page As: Ctrl + S
  • Zoom in: Ctrl + +
  • Zoom out: Ctrl + –
  • Zoom reset: Ctrl + 0

Media shortcuts

  • Toggle Play / Pause: Space bar
  • Decrease volume: ↓
  • Increase volume: ↑
  • Mute audio: Ctrl + ↓
  • Unmute audio: Ctrl + ↑
  • Seek back 15 seconds:– ←
  • Forward 15 seconds:
  • Go to the beginning: Home
  • Seek to the end: End


  • Copy: Ctrl + C
  • Cut: Ctrl + X
  • Delete: Del
  • Delete Word to the Left: Ctrl + Backspace
  • Delete Word to the Right: Ctrl + Del
  • Go one Word to the Left: Ctrl + ←
  • Go one Word to the Right: Ctrl + →
  • Go to Beginning of Line: Home + Ctrl + ↑
  • Go to End of Line: End + Ctrl + ↓
  • Go to the Beginning of Text: Ctrl + Home
  • Go to End of Text: Ctrl + End
  • Paste: Ctrl + V
  • Paste as plain text: Ctrl + Shift + V
  • Redo: Ctrl + Y
  • Select All: Ctrl + A
  • Undo: Ctrl + Z

Also read: 65 Photoshop keyboard shortcuts to make your workflow quicker

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