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1. Firefox Basics > 5. Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Driving Firefox from the keyboard is both the same as and different from other browsers.

This hack shows you which keyboard moves come standard with Firefox. There are many extensions that modify the available set of keystrokes and key chords. You can also hack the keyboard set yourself in a number of ways [Hack #77] .

Many Firefox keyboard combinations are the same as those of Internet Explorer. In particular, menu navigation uses the same combination of arrow keys and Alt as most Windows applications, and navigation within text-editing fields supports the same keystrokes as most text editors (Ctrl-left arrow to move one word left, for example). Scrolling keys such as Page Up and Page Down work as you’d expect, too. Table 1-2 shows the major keys used by both browsers.


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