Firefox, IE and Opera Keyboard shortcuts

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Here’s a listing of the shorcuts for Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera. Very useful especially if you prefer using the keyboard to the mouse. Personally, I think it’s faster. Click here to download the page in PDF format else click the link below to read it online

Keyboard Shortcuts

This is a list of the most common keyboard shortcuts in Firefox, and the equivalents in Internet Explorer and Opera.

Notes for Mac OS X users

  • Mac OS X uses Cmd instead of Ctrl as the accelerator key. Throughout this page, Ctrl/Cmd will be used.
  • Mac OS X uses Option instead of Alt. Throughout this page, Alt/Option will be used.
  • Mac OS X uses Return instead of Enter. Throughout this page, Enter/Return will be used.
  • The function keys (F1 through F12) are usually only applicable to Windows and Linux, since Mac OS X reserves these for other functions.
Command Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Add Bookmark Ctrl/Cmd+D Ctrl/Cmd+D Ctrl/Cmd+T Back Backspace Win/Linux
Alt+ Win/Linux
Cmd+ Mac
Backspace
Alt/Option+
Backspace
Alt/Option+
Ctrl/Cmd+
Z
Bookmarks Ctrl/Cmd+B
Ctrl+I Win
Ctrl/Cmd+I F4
Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+B
Ctrl/Cmd+1
Caret Browsing F7 Feature Not Available Feature Not Available
Close Tab Ctrl/Cmd+W
Ctrl/Cmd+F4
Feature Not Available Ctrl/Cmd+W
Ctrl/Cmd+F4
Close Window Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+W
Alt/Option+F4
Ctrl/Cmd+W
Alt/Option+F4
Ctrl/Cmd+W
Alt/Option+F4
Complete .com Address 1 Ctrl+Enter Win/Linux Ctrl/Cmd+Enter/Return Enter/Return
Complete .net Address 1 Shift+Enter/Return Feature Not Available Feature Not Available
Complete .org Address 1 Ctrl+Shift+Enter Win/Linux Feature Not Available Feature Not Available
Copy Ctrl/Cmd+C Ctrl/Cmd+C Ctrl/Cmd+C
Cut Ctrl/Cmd+X Ctrl/Cmd+X Ctrl/Cmd+X
Decrease Text Size Ctrl/Cmd+-   9
Delete Del Del Del
Delete Individual Form Auto-Complete Entry Shift+Del Del  
DOM Inspector Ctrl+Shift+I Win/Linux Feature Not Available Feature Not Available
Downloads Ctrl+J Win
Ctrl+Y Linux
Cmd+J Mac
Feature Not Available Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+T
Ctrl/Cmd+5
Find Again Ctrl/Cmd+G
F3
  F3
Find As You Type Link ' Feature Not Available ,
Shift+/
Find As You Type Text / Feature Not Available /
.
Find Previous Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+G
Shift+F3
  Shift+F3
Find in This Page Ctrl/Cmd+F Ctrl/Cmd+F Ctrl/Cmd+F
Forward Shift+Backspace
Alt/Option+-> Win/Linux
Cmd+-> Mac
Shift+Backspace
Alt/Option+->
Shift+Backspace
Alt/Option+->
Ctrl/Cmd+->
X
Go Down One Line Down Down Down
Go Up One Line Up Up Up
Go Down One Page PageDown PageDown PageDown
Go Up One Page PageUp PageUp PageUp
Go to Bottom of Page End End End
Go to Top of Page Home Home Home
Full Screen F11 Win/Linux F11 F11
Help F1 Win/Linux F1 F1
History Ctrl/Cmd+H Ctrl/Cmd+H Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+H
Ctrl/Cmd+4
Home Page Alt/Option+Home Alt/Option+Home Alt/Option+Home
Increase Text Size Ctrl/Cmd++   0
Move to Next Frame F6    
Move to Previous Frame Shift+F6    
New Mail Message Ctrl/Cmd+M    
New Tab Ctrl/Cmd+T Feature Not Available Ctrl/Cmd+N
Next Tab Ctrl/Cmd+Tab
Ctrl/Cmd+PageDown
Feature Not Available Ctrl/Cmd+Tab
Alt/Option+PageDown
Ctrl/Cmd+F6
2
New Window Ctrl/Cmd+N Ctrl/Cmd+N Ctrl/Cmd+Alt/Option+N
Open File Ctrl/Cmd+O Ctrl/Cmd+O Ctrl/Cmd+O
Open Link Enter/Return Enter/Return Enter/Return
Open Link in New Tab Ctrl/Cmd+Enter/Return Feature Not Available  
Open Link in New Window Shift+Enter/Return Shift+Enter/Return Shift+Enter/Return
Open Address in New Tab 1 Alt/Option+Enter/Return Feature Not Available Shift+Enter/Return
Page Info Ctrl+I Linux
Cmd+I Mac
  Ctrl/Cmd+8
Page Source Ctrl/Cmd+U Ctrl/Cmd+F3 Ctrl/Cmd+F3
Paste Ctrl/Cmd+V Ctrl/Cmd+V Ctrl/Cmd+V
Previous Tab Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Tab
Ctrl/Cmd+PageUp
Feature Not Available Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Tab
Alt/Option+PageUp
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+F6
1
Print Ctrl/Cmd+P Ctrl/Cmd+P Ctrl/Cmd+P
Redo Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Z
Ctrl+Y Win/Linux
Ctrl/Cmd+Y Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Z
Ctrl/Cmd+Y
Reload F5
Ctrl/Cmd+R
F5
Ctrl/Cmd+R
F5
Ctrl/Cmd+R
Reload (override cache) Ctrl/Cmd+F5
Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+R
Ctrl/Cmd+F5  
Restore Text Size Ctrl/Cmd+0   6
Save Page As Ctrl/Cmd+S   Ctrl/Cmd+S
Save Link Target As Alt/Option+Enter/Return    
Select All Ctrl/Cmd+A Ctrl/Cmd+A Ctrl/Cmd+A
Select Location Bar Ctrl/Cmd+L
Alt+D Win/Linux
Alt/Option+D
F4
Ctrl/Cmd+Tab
F8
Select Next Auto-Complete entry in text field Down    
Select Previous Auto-Complete entry in text field Up    
Select Next Search Engine in Search Bar Ctrl/Cmd+Down    
Select Previous Search Engine in Search Bar Ctrl/Cmd+Up    
Select Tab [1 to 9] Ctrl+[1 to 9] Win
Alt+[1 to 9] Linux
Cmd+[1 to 9] Mac
Feature Not Available  
Stop Esc Esc Esc
Undo Ctrl/Cmd+Z Ctrl/Cmd+Z Ctrl/Cmd+Z
Web Search 2 Ctrl/Cmd+K
Ctrl+J Linux
  Shift+F8

Win: This shortcut only works in Microsoft Windows.

Linux: This shortcut only works in Unix/Linux.

Mac: This shortcut only works in Mac OS X.

1: This shortcut only works in the Location Bar.

2: Web Search moves the cursor to the Search Bar and only works if the Search Bar is visible. If the Search Bar is hidden, this keyboard shortcut has no effect.

© 2002-2004 David Tenser.

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