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Navigate the Web Faster with These FireFox Hotkeys

I have looked already into ways to speed up some SEO tasks with FireFox shortcuts as well as create your own. This time I am following up with some hotkeys that allow you to navigate the web much faster:

Default navigation hotkeys

Navigation
Alt+ Alt + B Open the Bookmarks drop-down menu
Alt + Enter Open address in a new tab
CTRL + Ctrl + I Open/close the Bookmarks sidebar
Ctrl + H Open/close the History pane
Ctrl + K Activate search box
Ctrl + Down Arrow Select next search engine in Web Search bar
Ctrl + I Open/close the Bookmarks sidebar
F6 Activate Google toolbar search
Tab navigation
CTRL + Ctrl + 1 Select the leftmost tab
Ctrl + 2-8 Select each of the tabs in order from left to right
Ctrl + 9 Select the rightmost tab
Ctrl + F4 Close active tab
Ctrl + T Open new tab
Ctrl + Tab Select the next tab within the current Firefox window
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Select the previous tab within the current Firefox window
Ctrl-W Close tab
Ctrl-F4
Ctrl-Shift-T Undo close tab
Address bar navigation
Alt + D Select the current Location bar text
Ctrl + Enter Add “www.” to the beginning and “.com” to the end of the text in the Location bar

Assign hotkeys to launch any of your favorite website(s):

SiteLauncher is the FireFox addon that allows to assign any alphabetic key to launch your favorite website(s).

  • Install the addon and re-start;
  • CTRL + space: brings the launcher forward;
  • Click on any key to manage your hot keys:
    • edit default keys;
    • add your own sites.

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Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project, MyBlogGuest.com.
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5 thoughts on “Navigate the Web Faster with These FireFox Hotkeys

  1. As well as Ctrl+Enter for the www. & .com appendages, you can also use :

    Shift+Enter: www. & .net
    Ctrl+Shift+Enter: www. & .org

  2. well heck. 14 years web, 30 yrs PC consulting – and I always learn more. Why didn’t I ever know half these FF hotkeys? LOL

    Just printed this out and stuck it to my wall so I can memorize them. And I’ll check out the Site Launcher, because I love doing things with less effort.

    Ann, you’re really on top of productivity methods with your blog posts!