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Netscape Keyboard Shortcuts

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Using Shortcuts

To perform a command, press the keys listed together at the same time. For example, to copy in Windows, press Ctrl and C at the same time.

Tip: The plus sign (+) means that you must press two keys surrounding the plus sign at the same time. If there is more than one plus sign (such as Ctrl+Shift+C), it means that all three keys surrounding the plus sign must be pressed at the same time.

Abbreviations:

* Ctrl = Control key
* Cmd = Command key on the Macintosh keyboard

Note: Some keyboard shortcuts perform different functions based on cursor location (focus). For example, if you press Home on Windows while viewing a web page, Netscape will move to the top of the web page. However, if you press Home on Windows while the cursor is in a text field, the cursor will go to the beginning of the text field.

Tip: On Windows and Linux, you can use the keyboard to access menu options. To open a top-level menu, press Alt and the underlined letter in the menu name. After opening a menu, you can open submenus or commands without pressing Alt. For example, you can press Alt+F to open the File menu, and then press the P key to open the Print dialog.

General Netscape Shortcuts

These shortcuts are available from all Netscape windows:

General Netscape Shortcuts
Command Windows Mac Linux
Copy Ctrl+C Cmd+C Ctrl+C
Paste Ctrl+V Cmd+V Ctrl+V
Cut Ctrl+X Cmd+X Ctrl+X
Close Window Ctrl+W Cmd+W Ctrl+W
Delete Next Word Ctrl+Del   Ctrl+Del
Go Up One Page Page Up Page Up Page Up
Go Down One Page Page Down Page Down Page Down
Go Up One Line Up Arrow Up Arrow Up Arrow
Go Down One Line Down Arrow Down Arrow Down Arrow
Undo Ctrl+Z Cmd+Z Ctrl+Z
Redo Ctrl+Shift+Z Cmd+Shift+Z Ctrl+Shift+Z
Find Ctrl+F Cmd+F Ctrl+F
Find Again Ctrl+G Cmd+G Ctrl+G
Find Links As You Type ' (apostrophe) ' (apostrophe) ' (apostrophe)
Find Text As You Type / (forward slash) / (forward slash) / (forward slash)
Open search page Ctrl+Shift+F Cmd+Shift+F Ctrl+Shift+F
Open Context Menu Shift+F10 Ctrl+Space Shift+F10
Open Main Menu Alt or F10   F10
Move to beginning of line Home Cmd+Left Arrow Ctrl+A, Home
Move to end of line End Cmd+Right Arrow Ctrl+E, End
Exit Netscape Ctrl+Q Cmd+Q Ctrl+Q
Navigator Ctrl+1 Cmd+1 Ctrl+1
Mail & Newsgroups Ctrl+2 Cmd+2 Ctrl+2
Instant Messenger Ctrl+3 Cmd+3 Ctrl+3
Composer Ctrl+4 Cmd+4 Ctrl+4
Address Book Ctrl+5 Cmd+5 Ctrl+5
New Navigator window Ctrl+N Cmd+N Ctrl+N
New Instant Message Ctrl+Shift+I Cmd+Shift+I Ctrl+Shift+I
Select All Ctrl+A Cmd+A Ctrl+A

Navigator Shortcuts

These shortcuts are available from all Navigator windows.

In this section:

Bookmarks Shortcuts

Bookmark Shotcuts
Command Windows Macintosh Linux
Manage Bookmarks Window Ctrl+B Cmd+B Ctrl+B
Add Page to Bookmarks Ctrl+D Cmd+D Ctrl+D
File Bookmark Ctrl+Shift+D Cmd+Shift+D Ctrl+Shift+D
Bookmark Properties Ctrl+I Cmd+I Ctrl+I

Page Navigation Shortcuts

Bookmark Shotcuts
Command Windows Macintosh Linux
Open History Window Ctrl+H Cmd+Shift+H Ctrl+H
Reload Ctrl+R Cmd+R
Ctrl+R
Force Reload (not from cache) Ctrl+Shift+R Cmd+Shift+R Ctrl+Shift+R
Back Alt+Left Arrow or Backspace Cmd+Left Arrow Alt+Left Arrow
Forward Alt+Right Arrow Cmd+Right Arrow Alt+Right Arrow
Stop Esc Esc Esc
Home Alt+Home Cmd+Home Alt+Home
Go to Bottom of Page End End (on extended keyboards) End
Go to Top of Page Home Home Home
Select All Text in Location Bar Ctrl+L or Alt+D Cmd+L Ctrl+L or Alt+D
Open Web Page Location Ctrl+Shift+L Cmd+Shift+L Ctrl+Shift+L
Open Selected Link in a Web Page Enter Return Enter
Open Selected Link in a New Tab or Window Ctrl+Enter Cmd+Enter Ctrl+Enter
Move to Next Frame (in web pages using frames) F6 Ctrl+Tab or F6 (if F6 is not programmed for another command) F6
Move to Previous Frame (in web pages using frames) Shift+F6 Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Shift+F6 (if F6 is not programmed for another command) Shift+F6
New Navigator Window Ctrl+N Cmd+N Ctrl+N
Move to Next/Previous Link or Form Element in a Web Page Tab/Shift+Tab Tab/Shift+Tab Tab/Shift+Tab
Open File Ctrl+O Cmd+O Ctrl+O
Close Window Ctrl+W Cmd+W Ctrl+W
Save Page As Ctrl+S Cmd+S Ctrl+S
Save Linked Page (when a link is selected) Shift+Enter Option+Enter Shift+Enter
Print Page Ctrl+P Cmd+P Ctrl+P
Go Up One Page Page Up/ Shift+Space Page Up/ Shift+Space Page Up/ Shift+Space
Go Down One Page Page Down/Space Page Down/Space Page Down/Space
Go Up One Line Up Arrow Up Arrow Up Arrow
Go Down One Line Down Arrow Down Arrow Down Arrow
Turn on/off Caret Mode F7 F7 (if F7 is not programmed for another command) F7
Exit Netscape Ctrl+Q Cmd+Q Ctrl+Q

Page Viewing Shortcuts

Page viewing shortcuts
Command Windows Macintosh Linux
Full Screen (toggle) F11 F11 (may depend on window manager)  
Zoom Text Smaller Ctrl+- (minus sign) Cmd+- (minus sign) Ctrl+- (minus sign)
Zoom Text Larger Ctrl+= (plus sign) Cmd+= (plus sign) Ctrl+= (plus sign)
No zoom (100%) Ctrl+0 Cmd+0 Ctrl+0
View Page Information Ctrl+I Cmd+I Ctrl+I
View Page Source
Ctrl+U Cmd+U Ctrl+U

Tabbed Browsing Shortcuts

Tabbed Browsing Shortcuts
Command Windows Macintosh Linux
New Navigator Tab Ctrl+T Cmd+T Ctrl+T
Switch to Next Tab (when using Tabbed Browsing with more than one tab)
Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Page Down Ctrl+Page Down Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Page Down
Switch to Previous Tab (when using Tabbed Browsing with more than one tab) Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+Page Up Ctrl+Page Up Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+Page Up
Close Tab (Close window if one page is open) Ctrl+W Cmd+W Ctrl+W
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    My Sidebar Shortcuts

    My Sidebar Shortcuts
    Command Windows Macintosh Linux
    Open/Close My Sidebar (toggle) F9 F9 F9
    Switch to Next Sidebar Panel Alt+Page Down Option+Page Down Alt+Page Down
    Switch to Previous Sidebar Panel Alt+Page Up Option+Page Up Alt+Page Up
    Move to Sidebar/Location Bar/Content F6/Shift+F6 F6/Shift+F6 F6/Shift+F6

    Forms Shortcuts

    Forms Shortcuts
    Command Windows Macintosh Linux
    Next/Previous Item in Form Tab/Shift+Tab Tab/Shift+Tab Tab/Shift+Tab
    Submit Form Enter Enter Enter
    Press Selected Button / Select Radio Button Space. Use Up, Down arrows to select. Space. Use Up, Down arrows to select. Space. Use Up, Down arrows to select.
    Select an Item from a List Up Arrow, Down Arrow, or First Letter of Item Name Up Arrow, Down Arrow, or First Letter of Item Name Up Arrow, Down Arrow, or First Letter of Item Name
    Check/Uncheck Checkbox (toggle) Space Space Space
    Open a Drop-Down Menu Alt+Down Arrow Option+Down Arrow Alt+Down Arrow

    Mail & Newsgroups Shortcuts

    These shortcuts are available from Mail & Newsgroups windows.

    In this section:

    General Mail & Newsgroups Shortcuts

    Mail & Newsgroups
    Command Windows Macintosh Linux
    Move to Next Mail Pane (Folder, QuickSearch, Thread, Message Panes) F6 F6 F6
    New Message Ctrl+M Cmd+Shift+M Ctrl+M

    Message List Shortcuts

    Message List Shortcuts
    Command Windows Macintosh Linux
    Save Message as File Ctrl+S Cmd+S Ctrl+S
    Open Message (in a new window) Ctrl+O Cmd+O Ctrl+O
    Delete Message Del Del Del
    Undo Delete Message Ctrl+Z Cmd+Z Ctrl+Z
    Select All Messages Ctrl+A Cmd+A Ctrl+A
    Collapse All Threads \ (slash key) \ (slash key) \ (slash key)
    Expand All Threads * (asterisk key) * (asterisk key) * (asterisk key)
    Message Source Ctrl+U Cmd+U Ctrl+U
    Go to Next Message F F F
    Go to Next Unread Message N N N
    Go to Next Unread Thread T T T
    Go to Previous Message B B B
    Go to Previous Unread Message P P P
    Reply to Message (replies only to sender) Ctrl+R Cmd+R Ctrl+R
    Reply to All in Message (replies to sender and to other email addresses in message) Ctrl+Shift+R Cmd+Shift+R Ctrl+Shift+R
    Forward Message Ctrl+L Cmd+L Ctrl+L
    Edit as New (compose new email using the body and attachments of the selected message) Ctrl+E Cmd+E Ctrl+E
    Mark Message as Read M M M
    Mark Thread as Read R R R
    Mark All Messages in Selected Folder as Read Ctrl+Shift+C Cmd+Shift+C Ctrl+Shift+C

    Message Compose Shortcuts

    Message compose shortcuts
    Command Windows Macintosh Linux
    Send Message Now Ctrl+Enter Cmd+Return Ctrl+Enter
    Send Message Later Ctrl+Shift+Enter Cmd+Shift+Return Ctrl+Shift+Enter

    Composer Shortcuts

    These shortcuts are available from Composer windows.
    Composer Shortcuts
    Command Windows Macintosh Linux
    Save Page
    Ctrl+S Cmd+S Ctrl+S
    Publish Page
    Ctrl+Shift+S Cmd+Shift+S Ctrl+Shift+S
    Open File
    Ctrl+O Cmd+O Ctrl+O
    Close Page
    Ctrl+W Cmd+W Ctrl+W
    Find in Page
    Ctrl+F Cmd+F Ctrl+F
    Find Again/Previous
    Ctrl+G/Ctrl+Shift+G Cmd+G/Cmd+Shift+G Ctrl+G/Ctrl+Shift+G
    Insert/Edit Link
    Ctrl+L Cmd+L Ctrl+L
    Increase Indent
    Ctrl+[ Cmd+[ Ctrl+[
    Decrease Indent
    Ctrl+] Cmd+] Ctrl+]
    Discontinue Text Styles
    Ctrl+Shift+Y Cmd+Shift+Y Ctrl+Shift+Y
    Discontinue Link
    Ctrl+Shift+K Cmd+Shift+K Ctrl+Shift+K
    Select Row/Column
    Ctrl+Drag Cmd+Drag Ctrl+Drag
    Select Cells(s) Ctrl+Click (drag to select block of cells, or continue clicking to select individual cells) Cmd+Click (drag to select block of cells, or continue clicking to select individual cells) Ctrl+Click (drag to select block of cells, or continue clicking to select individual cells)
    Decrease Font Size Ctrl+- (minus sign) Cmd+- (minus sign) Ctrl+- (minus sign)
    Increase Font Size Ctrl++ (plus sign) Cmd++ (plus sign) Ctrl++ (plus sign)
    Text Style Bold Ctrl+B Cmd+B Ctrl+B
    Text Style Italic Ctrl+I Cmd+I Ctrl+I
    Text Style Underline Ctrl+U Cmd+U Ctrl+U
    Text Style Fixed Width Ctrl+T Cmd+T Ctrl+T

    Instant Messenger Shortcuts

    These shortcuts are available from Instant Messenger windows.

    Instant messenger shortcuts
    Command Windows Macintosh Linux
    New Instant Message Ctrl+Shift+I Cmd+Shift+I Ctrl+Shift+I
    Import Buddy List Ctrl+Shift+M Cmd+Shift+M Ctrl+Shift+M
    Export Buddy List Ctrl+Shift+O Cmd+Shift+O Ctrl+Shift+O
    New Chat Invite Ctrl+Shift+C Cmd+Shift+C Ctrl+Shift+C
    Add Buddy Ctrl+Shift+A Cmd+Shift+A Ctrl+Shift+A
    Add Group / Ignore Select User (in Chat session) Ctrl+Shift+G Cmd+Shift+G Ctrl+Shift+G
    Delete Buddy/Buddy Group Del Del Del
    Find a Buddy Ctrl+Shift+F Cmd+Shift+F Ctrl+Shift+F
    Sign On a Buddy (invites a friend to register for Instant Messenger) Ctrl+Shift+S Cmd+Shift+S Ctrl+Shift+S
    Toggle between "Online" and "List Setup" tab Ctrl+Tab Cmd+Tab Ctrl+Tab
    Italic Text Ctrl+I Cmd+I Ctrl+I
    Bold Text Ctrl+B Cmd+B Ctrl+B
    Underline Text Ctrl+U
    Cmd+U Ctrl+U
    Use Fixed Width/Variable Width (toggle) Ctrl+T Cmd+T Ctrl+T
    Show/Hide Timestamp (toggle) F2 F2 F2
    Increase Font Size Ctrl++ (plus sign) Cmd++ (plus sign) Ctrl++ (plus sign)
    Decrease Font Size Ctrl+- (minus sign) Cmd+- (minus sign) Ctrl+- (minus sign)
    Set up Alert for Selected Buddy Ctrl+Shift+L Cmd+Shift+L Ctrl+Shift+L
    Get Member Info (on selected buddy) Ctrl+Shift+E Cmd+Shift+E Ctrl+Shift+E
    Block Ctrl+Shift+B Cmd+Shift+B Ctrl+Shift+B
    Warn Ctrl+Shift+W Cmd+Shift+W Ctrl+Shift+W
    Get Chat Room Info Ctrl+Shift+R Cmd+Shift+R Ctrl+Shift+R
    Invite another User (within existing Chat session) Ctrl+Shift+V Cmd+Shift+V Ctrl+Shift+V

    Help Window Shortcuts

    These shortcuts are available from Help windows.
    Help Window Shortcuts
    Command Windows Macintosh Linux
    Open Help and Support Center within Navigator, Mail & Newsgroups, Composer, and Address Book
    F1 F1 (if F1 hasn't been re-programmed) F1
    Navigate Links within Content Pane (right pane) Tab/Shift+Tab Tab/Shift+Tab Tab/Shift+Tab
    Switch between Content Pane and Search/Contents/Index/Glossary (toggle) F6 Ctrl+Tab or F6 F6
    Navigate items in left pane (when selected) Up/Down Arrow Up/Down Arrow Up/Down Arrow
    Scroll left pane (when selected) Up/Down Arrow Up/Down Arrow Up/Down Arrow
    Expand/Collapse items in Contents or Index (when selected) Left/Right Arrow Left/Right Arrow Left/Right Arrow
    Print Page Ctrl+P Cmd+P Ctrl+P
    Go Back to Previous Page Alt+Left Arrow Key Cmd+Left Arrow Key Alt+Left Arrow Key
    Go Forward One Page Alt+Right Arrow Key Cmd+Right Arrow Key Alt+Right Arrow Key

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