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Firefox Shortcuts for Mac and Linux

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Firefox has become a favorite browser for computer users across all platforms. To use it more efficiently, the creators built a number of keyboard shortcuts. Here is a list of shortcuts for Mac and Linux operating systems. Often, the Mac shortcut is the same as the Windows shortcut, replacing Ctrl with Cmd. There are also a number of shortcuts designed for Firefox developers.

Browser Management

These shortcuts will help users manage the browser itself, including the bookmarking pages and using Firefox's options in an optimal way.

Actions

Mac OS X

Linux

Help

n/a

F1

Add Bookmark

Cmd + D

Ctrl + D

Bookmarks Sidebar (toggle)

Cmd + B

Ctrl + B

Browsing History (toggle)

Cmd + Shift + H

Ctrl + H

Download History

Cmd + J

Ctrl + Y

Page Manipulation

These shortcuts are designed to help the user manipulate the page and access actions that otherwise require right-clicking or accessing the File tab.

Actions

Mac OS X

Linux

Zoom in (full page)

Cmd + +

Ctrl + +
Ctrl + Scroll down

Zoom out (full page)

Cmd + -

Ctrl + -
Ctrl + Scroll up

Restore page to default view

Cmd + 0

Ctrl + 0

Print page

Cmd + P

Ctrl + P

Reload page

F5
Cmd + R

F5
Ctrl + R

Stop page from loading

Esc
Cmd + .

Esc

Save page as

Cmd + S

Ctrl + S

Page source

Cmd + U

Ctrl + U

Page info

Cmd + I

Ctrl + I

Page Navigation

These shortcuts help the user use the actual Web page itself within Firefox, including quick scrolling and navigating.

Action

Mac OS X

Linux

Move down one line

⇩ (down arrow)

⇩ (down arrow)
Alt + Scroll down

Move up one line

⇧ (up arrow)

⇧ (up arrow)
Alt + Scroll up

Move down one full screen

PageDown
Spacebar

PageDown
Spacebar
Shift + Backspace

Move up one full screen

PageUp
Shift + Spacebar

PageUp
Shift + Spacebar
Backspace

Go to the bottom of page

End

End

Go to the top of the page

Home

Home

Move to the next frame

F6

F6

Move to the previous frame

Shift + F6

Shift + F6

Web Navigation

Within the browser, these shortcuts help navigate the Web and move from Web page to Web page.

Shortcut

Mac OS X

Linux

Open default home page

Option + Home

Alt + Home

Back

Cmd + ⇦ (left arrow)
Cmd + [
Delete

Alt + ⇦ (left arrow)
Ctrl + [
Shift + Scroll down

Forward

Cmd + ⇨ (right arrow)
Cmd + ]

Alt + ⇨ (right arrow)
Ctrl + ]
Shift + Scroll up

Open link

Return
Click

Enter
Click

Open link in new window

Shift + Return
Shift + Click

Shift + Enter
Shift + Click

Save link target as

Option + Return

Alt + Enter

Open new tab

Cmd + T
Double-Click on Tab Bar

Ctrl + T
Double-Click on Tab Bar

Close tab
(close window if only one tab)

Cmd + W
Cmd + F4

Ctrl + W
Ctrl + F4
Middle-click on Tab

Undo close tab

Cmd + Shift + T

Ctrl + Shift + T

Next tab

Ctrl + Tab
Ctrl + PageDown

Ctrl + Tab
Ctrl + PageDown

Previous tab

Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Ctrl + PageUp

Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Ctrl + PageUp

Open new window

Cmd + N

Ctrl + N

Close window

Cmd + Shift + W
Option + F4

Ctrl + Shift + W
Alt + F4

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