Tag Archives | keyboard-shortcuts

Master’s Guide to Reloading a Tab in Firefox

Reload a Tab, Any Tab!There are a number of different ways you can reload or refresh a window in Firefox.  For such a simple task, you would have never imagined that people have put so much work into making it easier.  The truth of the matter though is they have, and I want to share with you all the tab reloading secrets that I know of (and hopefully you can share your own favorites with me).

Here are the add-ons to help you with your page loading and re-loading.

Now, I know a lot of people will say, “How hard is it to hit the refresh button in your browser?” So with that in mind, here are a few additional ways to reload that web page in question.

Refresh That Tab! Reloading Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows/Linux: F5 or Ctrl + R = Reload a Page

Apple: F5 or Cmd + R = Reload a Page

Extra Tip: Another way to reload that tab you are on is to left-click on the tab, drag it into the browser window and the release.  That will give it a quick refresh too.

How do you reload your browser window?

Mouse-less Firefox

Be a man, toss out the mouse! Lifehacker has a nice guide when it comes to learning all the Firefox keyboard shortcuts. From the toolbar to the searching and all the way to opening Web pages, just about everything is covered. They even have a grab bag of random helpful keyboard shortcuts that will cut your browsing time down.

[Read More About Mouse-less Firefox!]

Firefox Tips for Power Users

I ran across this article at About.com about Firefox tips and tricks for so called “power users” yesterday. For the most part, it is a lot of keyboard shortcuts. Some of them I use myself, so I guess that would by-default make me a power user? If you need a refresher in getting around in Firefox, bookmark this source.

[Read More Firefox Tips for Power Users!]