The Built-In Keyboard Shortcuts of Facebook

The Built-In Keyboard Shortcuts of Facebook If you see Facebook as a benevolent time-waster, why not waste your time more efficiently when you’re there? Hit Alt+1 for the home page, Alt+? to search, or Alt+M for a new message. The How-To Geek runs down all the shortcuts he’s discovered. Aside from Alt+M and Alt+?, most of Facebook’s keyboard shortcuts line up with numbers. 1-5 will take you (roughly) from left-to-right on Facebook’s navigation links across the top of your Facebook page. 6-0 will navigate to less obvious settings pages. NOTE: If you’re on a Mac, you (currently) need to add Ctrl+Option+ to each of the shortcuts (Firefox on Mac is Function+Ctrl-thanks Robert Reents!). Other than that, they should work the same. . Alt+?: Search . Alt+m: Compose a new message . Alt+1: Home page . Alt+2: Your profile page . Alt+3: Friend requests . Alt+4: Your messages . Alt+5: Notifications . Alt+6: Account page . Alt+7: Privacy . Alt+8: Facebook’s Facebook page . Alt+9: Facebook Terms/Agreement . Alt+0: Facebook help center . The Geek notes, however, that the shortcuts work best in Chrome, and maybe Opera and Safari. In Firefox, you’ll need to add a Shift key to the combination, so as not to trigger Firefox’s own Alt-centered operations. On Internet Explorer, you’ll have to press Enter after hitting each combination. Alt+q to show or hide the keyboard shortcuts *II. Other Shortcuts for Facebook Many of these don’t work in Chrome and Firefox. None of them work in Firefox for Apple products.]]>

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