Mozilla Firefox keyboard shortcuts

Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope
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Below is a listing of all the major shortcut keys for Mozilla Firefox on a Microsoft Windows computer. See the computer shortcut page if you are looking for other shortcut keys used in other programs.


If the following list is too overwhelming, see: Top 10 Firefox shortcut keys everyone should know.

Shortcut keys Description
F5 Refresh current page, frame, or tab.
F11 Display the current website in fullscreen mode. Pressing F11 again will exit this mode.
Esc Stop page or download from loading.
Spacebar Moves down a page at a time.
Alt+Home Open your homepage.
Alt+Shift+B Open the bookmarks in the file menu.
Alt+ Display all previous text entered in a text box and available options on drop-down menu.
Alt+ Back a page.
Alt+ Forward a page.
Ctrl+- Zoom out of a web page and decrease font size (if supported).
Ctrl++ Zoom in on a web page and decrease font size (if supported).
Ctrl+0 Reset browser zoom to default.
Ctrl+A Selects all text.
Ctrl+B Open the Bookmarks in a sidebar, to view all bookmarks in Firefox.
Ctrl+C Copies selected text.
Ctrl+D Add a bookmark for the page currently opened.
Ctrl+E Move the cursor to the search box.
Ctrl+F Access the Find option, to search for any text on the currently open web page.
Ctrl+G Advance to the next result of a search performed with Ctrl+F. Press Ctrl+Shift+G to return to a previous search result.
Ctrl+H View browsing history in sidebar. To open the history in a window press Ctrl+Shift+H.
Ctrl+I Display the Page Info window about the web page currently being viewed.
Ctrl+J Display the download window.
Ctrl+K Move the cursor to the search box.
Ctrl+L Move cursor to address box.
Ctrl+N Open New browser window.
Ctrl+O Access the Open File window to open a file in Firefox.
Ctrl+P Print current page or frame.
Ctrl+T Opens a new tab.
Ctrl+U View a web page's source code.
Ctrl+F4 or Ctrl+W Closes the currently selected tab.
Ctrl+F5 Refresh the page, ignoring the Internet cache (force full refresh).
Ctrl+Enter Quickly complete an address. For example, type computerhope in the address bar and press Ctrl+Enter to get
Ctrl+PgDn Open the browser tab to the right.
Ctrl+PgUp Open the browser tab to the left.
Ctrl+Tab Moves through each of the open tabs (left to right). Doing Ctrl+Shift+Tab reverses the direction (right to left).
Ctrl+Shift+Delete Open the Clear Data window to quickly clear private data.
Ctrl+Shift+B Toggle the bookmarks bar between hidden and shown.
Ctrl+Shift+H Open the history in a window instead of a sidebar like Ctrl+H.
Ctrl+Shift+J Open the Browser Console to troubleshoot an unresponsive script error. See:How to fix an unresponsive script error.
Ctrl+Shift+M Open responsive mode in the Firefox developer tools.
Ctrl+Shift+O Open Other Bookmarks in a separate window.
Ctrl+Shift+P Open a new private browsing window.
Ctrl+Shift+T Undo the close of a tab.
Ctrl+Shift+W Close the Firefox browser window. If multiple tabs are open in the Firefox window you'll get a prompt before Firefox closes.
Shift+spacebar Moves up a page at a time.