18. January 2008, 17:47, by Silvan Mühlemann

My favourite keyboard moves in Firefox

A weird keyboardI am a lazy guy. I hate moving my hand away from the keyboard to the mouse and back. So I try to use as much keyboard shortcuts as possible. Here’s 2 ways I improve my productivity by avoiding device switches in Firefox:

Keyboard shortcuts

Here’s my personal Top 5 of keyboard shortcuts:

1. Ctrl+L Move the focus to the location/URL field
2. Ctrl+K Move the focus to the search field
3. Ctrl+H Open the history
4. Ctrl+F / F3 Open the search. F3 repeats the last search
5. Ctrl+T Open a new tab

You’ll find a lot more useful shortcuts here

Keywords for your bookmarks

To access my bookmarks quickly I usually use Ctrl+L and then type a keyword. n is our Nagios problem overview. c is our confluence homepage.

Combined with the search variable %s I have extremely fast wikipedia searches (wiki foo) or translations from German to English (leoe fahrvergnügen).

How to set it up? micrux.net tells you more.

Thanks, Patrice, for showing me this. You helped me save hours switching between mouse and keyboard.

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1 Comment

  1. Wicked!

    I will try to keep them mind :-)

    Comment by Martina Meyer — 13. February 2008 @ 16:56

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