Increase WordPress Productivity using Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

26 Mar 2012 By Articles No Comments
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Using keyboard shortcuts is a great way to save time as many WordPress users can spend up to hundreds of hours per month using Mozilla Firefox to manage our WordPress powered blogs.

Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to improve our productivity and time management when managing our blogs. How many of us constantly jump or move your hand from keyboard to mouse and back again? It’s fine if you are doing a single task however what if you are doing a repetitive task like surfing the web, filling out forms, typing in new website URL’s into the address bar. You can see my point, you are maybe spending 1/4 of your time jumping from keyboard to mouse and back again.

What if you knew just a few of the many available Firefox keyboard shortcuts that are available. This could really help you to manage your time better and give more time for the greater things in like that you enjoy, like working with your WordPress blog ;)

In this article I am going to outline a few of the available Firefox keyboard shortcuts that are available to you.

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

Address Bar Keyboard Shortcuts

ctrl + LJump to or give focus to the address bar
ctrl + enterCompletes a .com address. Adds the http:// prefix and .com suffix to the URL
shift + enterCompletes a .net address. Adds the http:// prefix and .net suffix to the URL
ctrl + shift + enterCompletes a .org address. Adds the http:// prefix and .org suffix to the URL

Bookmarks

ctrl + bOpens the Bookmark panel
ctrl + dBookmarks the current page

Search Bar

ctrl + kGive focus to the search bar
alt + up arrow/down arrowToggle available search engines

Tabs

ctrl + tOpens a new tab
ctrl + tabToggle through all open tabs
ctrl + shift + tabNavigate to the previous browser tab
ctrl + keyboard numbers 1-9Jump to and give focus to that number open tab

Windows

ctrl + NOpens a new browser window
ctrl + WIf no tabs are open, closes the browser window
ctrl + keyboard numbers 1-9Jump to and give focus that number open tab

Misc

ctrl + shift + iToggle the webpage inspector
ctrl + shift + jOpens the java inspector panel
ctrl + oOpens a local file
ctrl + hOpens the history dialogue box
ctrl + jOpens and closes the download dialogue window
ctrl + uDisplay the source code of the current page
alt + homeNavigate to your homepage
ctrl + enterWhen within a web page and click on link, link is opened in background tab
shift + ctrl + enterWhen within a web page and click on link, link is opened in foreground tab
f5Reload current page
ctrl + f5Reload current page clearing previous cache
ctrl + aSelect all current text, useful when copying and pasting
ctrl + cCopy selected text
ctrl + xCut selected text
ctrl + vPaste selected text
ctrl + pOpen print dialogue box
ctrl + shift + deleteOpens “Clear private data” dialogue box

Any handy Firefox keyboard shortcuts that you find useful? Post in the comments below and I will update the list.

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