Browser shortcuts are pretty standardized. Unless you’re working on different operating systems, it isn’t likely that you will have to learn new keyboard shortcuts when you decide to use a different browser for a while. Chrome and Firefox – two of the most popular web browsers – have very similar keyboard shortcuts, but if you were to compare the two, Firefox has quite a few extra ones, some of which you might just like in Chrome and a few other browsers. Apart from the normal keyboard shortcuts for navigating web pages, or just using the basic Firefox features, here is a list of ten other shortcuts that work in the latest version of Firefox (and probably will in all future versions to come).
Menu Bar Quick View (Alt)
One of the many things that are great about Chrome is that it practically eliminates unnecessary toolbars and menu bars. With Firefox, which is more rich on features, that’s a little hard to do, though the interface is still very neat and trim if you compare it to Internet Explorer or Safari (and maybe even to Opera). The Menu Bar is still indispensible but you can hide it. The trouble that comes with this is that you have to hide/unhide it after each use. What you can do instead is keep it hidden and use the Alt key to unhide it momentarily. The Alt key is used alone (no other keys needed) and will unhide the Menu Bar temporarily; if you access one of the items in the menu bar, it will remain visible and disappear after use (no need to hit the Alt key again). Otherwise, you can simply hit Alt again, and it’ll go away.