Showing posts with label keyboard shortcut. Show all posts
Showing posts with label keyboard shortcut. Show all posts

Friday, January 22, 2010

Firefox 3.6 keyboard shortcuts

Mozilla Firefox 3.6 (codename Namoroka) was released yesterday. Mozilla claims that Firefox 3.6, which was built on Mozilla's Gecko 1.9.2 web rendering platform, is faster and more responsive than the previous version.

Table 1 listed the Firefox keyboard shortcuts that will help you use Firefox expeditiously.

Table 1: List of Firefox keyboard shortcuts.
Keyboard shortcutFunction
ctrl + TOpen a new empty tab
ctrl + WClose a tab
ctrl + shift + TReopen a closed tab
ctrl + +Zoom in
ctrl + -Zoom out
ctrl + 0Zoom reset
ctrl + LMove cursor to the location bar
ctrl + KMove cursor to the search box
space barScroll down the page
shift + space barScroll up the page
ctrl + RRefresh the page
alt + left arrowBack
alt + right arrowForward
ctrl + 1Switch to the first tab
ctrl + 2Switch to the second tab
ctrl + 3Switch to the third tab
ctrl + 4Switch to the forth tab
ctrl + 5Switch to the fifth tab
ctrl + 6Switch to the sixth tab
ctrl + 7Switch to the seventh tab
ctrl + 8Switch to the eight tab
ctrl + 9Switch to the last tab

As an addition, the mouse middle button is also useful. Click the middle mouse button on a tab will close it. Click the middle mouse button on a link will open the link in a new window.

You can also make the middle mouse button to paste copied text, as in Linux. However, you need to tweak Firefox a bit.

This are the steps to enable the middle mouse button as a paste command.

  1. Move the cursor to the location bar by using your mouse or ctrl + L shortcut key.

  2. Type about:config in the location bar and press Enter.

  3. Click on “I’ll be careful, I promise!”.

  4. Type middlemouse in the Filter bar. A list of commands will appear.

  5. Double click command middlemouse.paste. Note that it’s value will now turns to True.

I have listed some useful Firefox keyboard shortcuts that help me browse the Web efficiently. If you know other keyboard shortcuts that I have missed, please leave a comment.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Using keyboard shortcut to switch between workspace in Ubuntu

You can switch or move active application between workspace using these keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Ctrl + Alt + left/right arrow will switch to the next or previous workspace.

  2. Windows Key + E will show all the workspace. Use left or right arrow to move between workspace.

  3. Shift + Ctrl + Alt + left/right arrow will move the active application to the next adjacent workspace.