Did you know that you can operate your computer without using a mouse, that too with a much faster rate? Yes, you read it right. You can do that by using the keyboard shortcuts.
If you’re an internet savvy, you would understand the problem of searching most of the options in your browser using a mouse, even for basic stuff like copy and paste. But if you know the shortcuts, your work pace increases with a lot of time being utilized for doing other useful things.
Some of the shortcuts are listed here which are mostly used in Mozilla firefox on windows platform.
To open a new window, you won’t have to follow that long old procedure. Instead, just hold Ctrl and press N
To close the window of your browser, you can either hold Alt and press F4 or hold Ctrl and Shift and press W.
To open a new tab, hold Ctrl and press T.
To close the current tab, either hold Ctrl and press W or hold Ctrl and press F4
To get your closed tab, hold Ctrl and Shift and then press T. It’ll undo the closed tab.
To enjoy working with your browser in a full-screen mode, press F11.
To work in a private window in Firefox, hold Ctrl and Shift and then press P to open a new private Window to cover the tracks of your browsing.
You don’t have to type ‘www’ every time you enter some URL. Hold Ctrl and press Enter to add the ‘.com’ as suffix and ‘http’ as a prefix for an URL.
To open the Downloads folder, hold Ctrl and press J.
Bookmark a Page
To bookmark a page you’re currently working to retrieve the information again, hold Ctrl and press D.
Toggle between Search engines
To Toggle between Search engines, hold Ctrl and press Upper arrow key (↑) or hold Ctrl and press Lower arrow key (↓).
To open a new file, hold Ctrl and press O.
To retract any information lost, hold Ctrl and press Z which will undo the action.
To redo any action, hold Ctrl and press Y.
To reset the page to its default size, hold Ctrl and press O.
Apart from the above mentioned shortcuts, few more shortcuts are enlisted in the table.
|Shortcuts||Use of Shortcut|
|Alt + Backspace||To go back to previous page, press Alt + Backspace.|
|Alt + Shift + Backspace||To go to forward page, press Alt + Shift + Backspace|
|Alt + Home||To go to Home page, press Alt + Home|
|F5Ctrl + R||Press F5 or Ctrl + R to Reload a page|
|Ctrl + F||To Find or search anything in particular, press Ctrl + F|
|F3Ctrl + G||When you want to access the same file after closing, press Ctrl + G to find the same file.|
|Shift + F3Ctrl + Shift + G||To find previously searched content|
|‘||To find something Quick within link text only|
|Esc||Once you’re done using Search bar press Esc To close the Find bar.|
|Ctrl + C||To copy the selected text, press Ctrl + C|
|Ctrl + X||To cut the selected text, press Ctrl + X|
|Ctrl + V||To paste the text copied from elsewhere, press Ctrl + V|
|Ctrl + Z||If you delete something and you need that part of information back, press Ctrl + Z to Undo the action|
|Ctrl + Y||Redo option is used to Undo the Undo action, press Ctrl + Y to Redo|
|Del||Delete any selected content, press Del key.|
|Ctrl + A||To select the entire content of the existing page, press Ctrl + A|
|Ctrl + –||When you zoom in a little too much, press Ctrl + <minus> to Zoom Out|
|Ctrl + 0||To reset the Zoomed page, press Ctrl + 0 to Reset back to default size.|
|F6||Quick access to URL address bar|
|Ctrl + TabCtrl + Page Down||To access the adjacent tab open i.e. Next Tab, press Ctrl + Tab|
|Alt + Enter||To open a specific Address in a New Tab, press Alt + Enter|
|Home / End||Jump to beginning / End of webpage|
|Ctrl + Shift + E||Press Ctrl + Shift + E to view all the opened tabs in the Tab Groups View|
|Ctrl + `||Press Ctrl + ` to access the Next Tab Group|
|Ctrl + Shift + `||Press Ctrl + Shift + ` to access Previous Tab Group|
|Ctrl + Shift + D||To Bookmark All Tabs opened at once in a browser, press Ctrl + Shift + D|
|Ctrl + BCtrl + I||To access all the bookmarks you’ve saved, press Ctrl + B or Ctrl + I which opens Bookmarks sidebar having the list of saved bookmarks.|
|Ctrl + Shift + B||To access the Library window of Bookmarks, press Ctrl + Shift + B|
|Shift + F7||There is something called Style Editor in your browser. Press Shift + F7 to access that.|
|Ctrl + Shift + M||Responsive Design View|
|Shift + Enter||Press Shift + Enter to Conclude a Web Address in the URL bar by adding ‘http’ in prefix and ‘.net’ as suffix and loads the page.|
|Ctrl + Shift +Enter||Press Ctrl + Shift +Enter to Conclude a Web Address in the URL bar by adding ‘http’ in prefix and ‘.org’ as suffix and loads the page.|
|Ctrl + /||To Show/Hide an Add-on Bar in your browser, press Ctrl + /|
|F6||Press F6 or Alt + D or Ctrl + L to Select a Location Bar|