This post introduces how to create a Firefox desktop shortcut and how to create a shortcut for a website/webpage in Firefox. The best Firefox keyboard shortcuts are also listed for your reference.

How to Create a Firefox Desktop Shortcut

If you removed the Firefox shortcut from your desktop, you can create a Firefox desktop shortcut by using the ways below.

Way 1. Click Start and find Mozilla Firefox from the list. Click Firefox and hold your mouse, and drag to the desktop to release your mouse. It will create a Firefox desktop shortcut on your Windows computer.

Way 2. Press Windows + S and search for Firefox in Windows Search. Right-click Firefox and select Open file location to locate Firefox in File Explorer. Right-click Firefox application and choose Send to > Desktop (create shortcut). Then you can see a Firefox desktop shortcut on your screen.

How to Create a Desktop Shortcut to a Website in Firefox

If you want to create a desktop shortcut to a specific website or web page, you can follow the steps below.

  1. Open the Firefox browser and open the website or web page that you want to create a shortcut.
  2. Resize the Firefox window so that you can see both the Firefox window and your computer’s desktop.
  3. Click the padlock icon at the left of the URL in the address bar, hold your mouse, move the pointer to the desktop, and release your mouse. The desktop shortcut for the website or web page will be created.

Alternatively, you can also drag and drop the websites or web pages from the Bookmarks menu to the desktop to create the shortcuts.

Best Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

F5: refresh the current page in Firefox.

F11: display the current website in full screen. Press F11 again to exit the fullscreen mode.

Space: move down a page at a time.

Alt + Home: open Firefox home page.

Alt + Left Arrow: back a page.

Alt + Right Arrow: forward a page.

Ctrl + (- or +): increase or decrease the font size. Press Ctrl + 0 to reset the font size to default.

Ctrl + A: select all text.

Ctrl + B: open and view bookmarks in Firefox.

Ctrl + D: add a bookmark for the open page.

Ctrl + F: open the Find dialog.

Ctrl + H: view the browsing history.

Ctrl + J: display the download window.

Ctrl + N: open a new window.

Ctrl + T: open a new tab.

Ctrl + P: print the current page.

Ctrl + U: view the web page’s source code.

Ctrl + F4: close the currently selected tab.

Ctrl + F5: force to refresh the page.

Ctrl + Shift + Del: open the Clear Data window to clear caches and other data.

Ctrl + Shift + T: reopen the latest closed tab.

Ctrl + Shift + W: close the Firefox browser window.

Bottom Line

This post introduces how to create a Firefox desktop shortcut and how to create a desktop shortcut for a particular website, and lists some useful Firefox keyboard shortcuts. Hope it helps.

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