Firefox is one of the best browsers around and is a pleasure to work with. You can speed up your browsing by learning some shortcut ways to work with Firefox that besides being extremely convenient also save a lot of time. Here are some of the shortcuts that you would do well to remember.
- You can middle-click (clicking the middle button or the scroll-wheel of mouse) on the Back, Forward, and Home buttons in the toolbar to open the corresponding link(s) in a new tab(s). This is very useful if you want to see the other page without leaving your current page.
- You can place the input cursor in the search bar by pressing Ctrl-K or Ctrl-E. This avoids taking your hands of the keyboard to click the search bar with your mouse before you enter the search term.
- Normally we enter the search term in the search bar and press enter to start the search. This will cause the search result to load in the current page. Alternatively, you can hit Alt-Enter to force the search result to appear in a new tab. Again a very useful shortcut to remember.
- If you want to search the web for a word or phrase that is on a webpage, you can select the word or phrase by dragging across it (You can select a single word by just double-clicking on the word) and then right-clicking on the selection. This will bring up the context menu where you will see a Search for “Whatever you selected” item. If you click on this item, Firefox will perform a search for the selected text on Google.
- To quickly search for a particular word in a webpage, you can bring up the Quickfind toolbar by just pressing ‘/’ key.
You can find some more useful Shortcuts for Firefox here.