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Keyboard Shortcuts that can make your Facebook navigation faster

What is a Keyboard Shortcut?

A Keyboard Shortcut is a key a combination of keys from your Keyboard that is used to carry out a specific function or command within an application or Operating System.

By the use of these key combinations, it helps us navigate faster while browsing the Internet of using an application installed on our devices.

The good thing is that we can likewise use a couple of keyboard shortcuts for effective browsing of our Facebook account. As many of us spend so much time in the Facebook world no matter when and where we are, knowing how to navigate faster with a shortcut can save us a lot of time and increase productivity. These keyboard shortcuts differ with the browser we are using.

I will explain how to use Facebook shortcut keys for Mozilla, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and OSx browsers.

Below are the following instructions for some of the Facebook shortcut keys for the various web browsers. You will need to press the keys plus the Shortcut key to achieve what the Shortcut key is meant to do.

PC shortcut keys for Mozilla Firefox

Alt + Shift + Shortcut key

PC shortcut keys for Google Chrome

Alt + Shortcut key

PC shortcut keys for Internet Explorer

Alt + Shortcut key

Mac shortcut keys for Google Chrome

Ctrl + Opt + Shortcut key

Mac shortcut keys for Internet Explorer

Ctrl + Opt + Shortcut key

Mac shortcut keys for Safari Browser

Ctrl + Opt + Shortcut key


Shortcut keys

Now you need to combine all the keys together to get the function working. Eg. If you are browsing Facebook on Mac with Safari Browser, to get to the Facebook Inbox, press Ctrl + Opt + 4

0 – Help
1 – Home
2 – Timeline
3 – Friends requests
4 – Inbox
5 – Notifications
6 – Settings
7 – Activity Log
8 – About
9 – Terms
/ – Search

Notice: Please take note that the above shortcut keys only function with the numbers on the top of your Keyboard, the shortcut will not work with the number pad. Some keys can not work but depend upon whether Facebook changed the shortcut.

Shortcut key to logout Facebook

You can simply press Ctrl + W to close Facebook.