Mozilla Firefox

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Mozilla Firefox is an award-winning, free, open source web browser.

Useful features

  • Tabbed browsing
  • Inline spellcheck
  • Find as you type
  • Extensions
  • Full screen mode
  • Integrated search

Keyboard shortcuts

Note: On Macs, replace ctrl with command/apple key

  • Close a window or tab: ctrl+W
  • Jump to search bar: ctrl+K
  • Open a new tab: ctrl+T
  • Re-open last closed tab: ctrl+shift+T
  • Open a new Firefox window: ctrl+N
  • Jump straight to address bar: F6, ctrl+L
  • Refresh a page: F5, ctrl+R
  • Open your history: ctrl+H
  • Find as you type: /
  • Jump to next open tab: ctrl+page up
  • Jump to previous open tab: ctrl+page down

More Firefox keyboard shortcuts

Current version

Mozilla suggests that all users update to the latest version of the browser.

How do I check if I have the current version of Mozilla Firefox?

  • Windows without menus showing - From the FireFox menu - select Help - About FireFox.
  • Windows with Menus Showing - From the Help Menu select About FireFox.
  • Macintosh - From the FireFox menu - select About Firefox.

How do I check if I have browser extensions installed in Mozilla Firefox?

  • From the FireFox Menu, select Add-ons.
  • In the Add-on Manager window select Extensions.
  • If you have questions or concerns about installed Extensions, or didn't intentionally install them, please contact the Technology Helpline.


Mozilla acting slow?

Try Mozilla's reset tool, which keeps your essential information (bookmarks, browsing history, saved passwords), but resets other profile information that can slow down your browsing.

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