FireGestures is a customizable mouse gestures extension which enables to execute various commands and user scripts with six types of gestures.
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Want to make your mouse work for you in Firefox? There are several handy keyboard and mouse combinations you might want to start memorizing. For those of us who spend our day with one hand on the mouse and the other on the keyboard – these shortcuts can sometimes be faster than doing things the manual way or with keyboard shortcuts alone.
Shift + Scroll Down = Go Back a Page
Shift + Scroll Up = Go Forward a Page
Ctrl + Left Click or Middle Click = Open Link in Background Tab
Ctrl + Shift + Left Click = Open Link in Foreground Tab
Shift + Left Click = Open Link in New Window
Alt + Scroll = Scroll Line by Line
Middle Click on Tab = Close a Tab
Double Click on Tab Bar = Tab New
Ctrl + Scroll Up = Text Size Decrease
Ctrl + Scroll Down = Text Size Increase
Know of anymore good ones? Be sure to leave a comment, and share with the rest of us. For more keyboard shortcut fun, remember to check out Mission Ctrl? All the Ctrl Key Shortcuts for Firefox, Firefox’s Navigation Bar Keyboard Combo Cheat Sheet and Ctrl + Shift Your Way Through Firefox.
The best way I can describe Hyperwords is a way to super charge your searching via your right-click menu in Firefox. Think of being able to select any word on a page and being able to search for images of that word. You could be looking at this article here, select the word “Mozilla” and go to their Wikipedia entry.
There are so many different word interactions and lookups you can do (plus you can add your own) this is really a power tool that ads much to the Firefox experience. Here is a video demo of some of the features that the Hyperwords extension adds:
To learn more, be sure to check out their handy user guide they have posted, as it covers many of the basic questions you might have about it. Hyperwords is quickly becoming one of my favorite Firefox additions.
Ever find yourself wondering what the keyboard shortcut in Firefox is for opening a new tab? What about the keyboard command to jump to the search box? If you (like myself) have found yourself in this situation, you might need to study the Mozilla Firefox Cheat Sheet. This is a great list of keyboard commands and shortcuts to make any novice look like an experienced Firefox user.