As reluctant as I am to say it, I'm really warming up to the new Firefox 1.5 (this is coming from a Safari lover who syncs his bookmarks with .Mac). Mozilla really sped up surfing, the browser generally feels a lot more responsive, and I believe they've improved some of their keyboard shortcuts, so I thought I'd list a few of the particularly handy ones. Whether these are new or old, they could make a handy addition to anyone's Firefox habits:
- Cmd + [ and ] for moving back and forward (just like in Safari!). Although cmd + left arrow still works for moving back, which is a big no-no in my opinion as that's a standard shortcut when typing text to move to the beginning of a line. Cmd + left arrow has obliterated many of my forum responses and blog posts.
- Cmd + shift + r will refresh a web page and force Firefox to override the cache - web designers rejoice!
- Cmd + shift + m will create a new email message in your default email app, now that Firefox offers a little bit of email integration under the Tools menu
- Cmd + k will take you straight to the search bar
- Cmd + shift + d will bookmark all tabs, offering a dialog to create a folder name to put them all in