Add Keyboard Shortcuts to Your Firefox Bookmarks for Quicker Access

July 16, 2007 by  

If you’ve been spending time on the Internet for any amount of time, I am sure you have a handful websites or blogs that you visit daily for a dose of information or inspiration. For most people, typing the domain name in the address bar or lunging for the mouse to access the bookmarked site would be the routine.

Those who are a fan of keyboard shortcuts will be happy to know that you can actually access your bookmarks faster using a nifty feature in Firefox which allows you to give a bookmark a shortcut.

Even if you are not a fan of keyboard shortcuts, this feature will save you a lot of time daily. I’ve been using it for a couple a days, and I am completely hooked.

Here’s how it works. Let’s say you are an avid reader of, ahem…, and it’s one of the first sites you visit when you launch your browser.

If you haven’t bookmarked it already, press CTRL+D or select Bookmark This Page … under the Bookmarks menu. Once that’s done, go to the bookmark and right click on it and select Properties from the popup menu.




In the Keyword field of the Properties dialog, enter a keyword, let’s enter “sb” (without the quotation mark). Then press OK to close the dialog box.




Next time when you want to access, just enter sb into your address bar and press Enter. Lo and behold you’ll whisk away to in no time.

This feature becomes even more useful when combined with other Firefox keyboard shortcuts.

For example, if I want to access my Site Meter account while browsing a website. I’ll press CTRL+T to open a new tab, then type sm and press Enter. It usually takes me about two seconds to do that.

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Comment by Body Wash Soap
2009-07-11 17:33:43

Is there a way to create a keyboad shortcut to load a bookmark in Firefox?

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