Keyboard shortcuts

This page lists all keyboard shortcuts used by the developer tools built into Firefox.

The first section lists the shortcut for opening each tool and the second section lists shortcuts that are applicable to the Toolbox itself. After that there's one section for each tool, which lists the shortcuts that you can use within that tool.

Because access keys are locale-dependent, they're not documented in this page.

Opening and closing tools

These shortcuts work in the main browser window to open the specified tool. For tools that are hosted in the Toolbox, they work to close the tool if it is active. For tools like the Browser Console that open in a new window, you have to close the window to close the tool.

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Toolbox (opens with the most recent tool activated) Ctrl + Shift + I Cmd + Opt + I Ctrl + Shift + I
Web console1 Ctrl + Shift + K Cmd + Opt + K Ctrl + Shift + K
Inspector Ctrl + Shift + C Cmd + Opt + C Ctrl + Shift + C
Debugger Ctrl + Shift + S Cmd + Opt + S Ctrl + Shift + S
Style Editor Shift + F7 Shift + F51 Shift + F5
Profiler Shift + F5 Shift + F51 Shift + F5
Network Monitor Ctrl + Shift + Q Cmd + Opt + Q Ctrl + Shift + Q
Developer Toolbar (toggles on and off) Shift + F2 Shift + F21 Shift + F2
Responsive Design View (toggles on and off) Ctrl + Shift + M Cmd + Opt + M Ctrl + Shift + M
Browser Console Ctrl + Shift + J Cmd + Shift + J Ctrl + Shift + J
Scratchpad Shift + F4 Shift + F4 Shift + F4

1. Unlike the other toolbox-hosted tools, this shortcut does not also close the Web Console. Instead, it focuses on the Web Console's command line. To close the Web Console, use the global toolbox shortcut of Ctrl+Shift+I (Cmd+Opt+I on a Mac).

Toolbox

These shortcuts work whenever the toolbox is open, no matter which tool is active.

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Cycle through tools left to right Ctrl + ] Cmd + ] Ctrl + ]
Cycle through tools right to left Ctrl + [ Cmd + [ Ctrl + [
Show developer tools settings Ctrl + Shift + O Cmd + Shift + O Ctrl + Shift + O

These shortcuts work in all tools that are hosted in the toolbox.

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Increase font size Ctrl + + Cmd + + Ctrl + +
Decrease font size Ctrl + - Cmd + - Ctrl + -
Reset font size Ctrl + 0 Cmd + 0 Ctrl + 0

Source editor

This table lists the default shortcuts for the source editor.

From Firefox 29, you can choose to use Vim or Emacs key bindings instead. To select these, visit about:config, select the setting devtools.editor.keymap, and assign "vim" or "emacs" to that setting. If you do this, the selected bindings will be used for all the developer tools that use the source editor.

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Go to line Ctrl + J Cmd + J Ctrl + J
Find in file Ctrl + F Cmd + F Ctrl + F
Find again Ctrl + G Cmd + G Ctrl + G
Select all Ctrl + A Cmd + A Ctrl + A
Cut Ctrl + X Cmd + X Ctrl + X
Copy Ctrl + C Cmd + C Ctrl + C
Paste Ctrl + V Cmd + V Ctrl + V
Undo Ctrl + Z Cmd + Z Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Shift + Z / Ctrl + Y Cmd + Shift + Z / Cmd + Y Ctrl + Shift + Z / Ctrl + Y
Indent Tab Tab Tab
Unindent Shift + Tab Shift + Tab Shift + Tab
Move line(s) up Alt + Up Alt + Up Alt + Up
Move line(s) down Alt + Down Alt + Down Alt + Down
Comment/uncomment line(s) Ctrl + / Cmd + / Ctrl + /

Page Inspector

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Open the Inspector Ctrl + Shift + C Cmd + Opt + C Ctrl + Shift + C

HTML pane

These shortcuts work while you're in the Inspector's HTML pane.

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Delete the selected node Delete Delete Delete
Undo delete of a node Ctrl + Z Cmd + Z Ctrl + Z
Redo delete of a node Ctrl + Shift + Z / Ctrl + Y Cmd + Shift + Z / Cmd + Y Ctrl + Shift + Z / Ctrl + Y
Move to next node (expanded nodes only) Down arrow Down arrow Down arrow
Move to previous node Up arrow Up arrow Up arrow
Expand currently selected node Right arrow Right arrow Right arrow
Collapse currently selected node Right arrow Right arrow Right arrow
Step forward through the attributes of a node Tab Tab Tab
Step backward through the attributes of a node Shift + Tab Shift + Tab Shift + Tab
Start editing the selected attribute Enter Enter Enter
Hide/show the selected node H H H
Focus on the search box in the HTML pane Ctrl + F Cmd + F Cmd + F
Edit as HTML F2 F2 F2

CSS pane

These shortcuts work when you're in the Inspector's CSS pane.

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Step forward through properties and values Tab Tab Tab
Step backwards through properties and values Shift + Tab Shift + Tab Shift + Tab
Increment selected value by one Up arrow Up arrow Up arrow
Decrement selected value by one Down arrow Down arrow Down arrow
Increment selected value by 10 Shift + Up arrow Shift + Up arrow Shift + Up arrow
Decrement selected value by 10 Shift + Down arrow Shift + Down arrow Shift + Down arrow
Increment selected value by 0.1 Alt + Up arrow Opt + Up arrow Alt + Up arrow
Decrement selected value by 0.1 Alt + Down arrow Opt + Down arrow Alt + Down arrow

Debugger

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Open the Debugger Ctrl + Shift + S Cmd + Opt + S Ctrl + Shift + S
Search in the current source using the script filter Ctrl + F Cmd + F Ctrl + F
Find next in the current source Enter / Up arrow Enter / Up arrow Enter / Up arrow
Find previous in the current source Shift + Enter / Down arrow Shift + Enter / Down arrow Shift + Enter / Down arrow
Search in all sources using the script filter Ctrl + Alt + F Cmd + Opt + F Ctrl + Alt + F
Search for scripts by name Ctrl + P / Ctrl + O Cmd + P / Ctrl + O Ctrl + P / Ctrl + O
Search for function definitions Ctrl + D Cmd + D Ctrl + D
Filter variables when execution is paused Ctrl + Alt + V Cmd + Opt + V Ctrl + Alt + V
Resume execution when at a breakpoint F8 F81 F8
Step over F10 F101 F10
Step into F11 F111 F11
Step out Shift + F11 Shift + F111 Shift + F11
Toggle breakpoint on the currently selected line Ctrl + B Cmd + B Ctrl + B
Toggle conditional breakpoint on the currently selected line Ctrl + Shift + B Cmd + Shift + B Ctrl + Shift + B
Add selected text to Watch expressions Ctrl + Shift + E Cmd + Shift + E Ctrl + Shift + E
Go to line using the script filter Ctrl + L Cmd + L Ctrl + L
Search using the script filter Ctrl + O Cmd + O Ctrl + O

1. By default, on some Macs, the function key is remapped to use a special feature: for example, to change the screen brightness or the volume. See this guide to using these keys as standard function keys. To use a remapped key as a standard function key, hold the Function key down as well (so to open the Profiler, use Shift + Function + F5).

Web Console

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Open the Web Console Ctrl + Shift + K Cmd + Opt + K Ctrl + Shift + K
Search in the message display pane Ctrl + F Cmd + F Ctrl + F
Clear the object inspector pane Escape Escape Escape
Focus on the command line Ctrl + Shift + K Cmd + Opt + K Ctrl + Shift + K

Command line interpreter

These shortcuts apply when you're in the command line interpreter.

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Scroll up through console output Page up Page up Page up
Scroll down through console output Page down Page down Page down
Go backwards through command history Up arrow Up arrow Up arrow
Go forward through command history Down arrow Down arrow Down arrow
Move to the beginning of the line Home Cmd + A Ctrl + A
Move to the end of the line End Cmd + E Ctrl + E
Execute the current expression Return Return Return
Add a new line, for entering multiline expressions Shift + Return Shift + Return Shift + Return

Autocomplete popup

These shortcuts apply while the autocomplete popup is open:

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Choose the current autocomplete suggestion Tab Tab Tab
Cancel the autocomplete popup Escape Escape Escape
Move to the previous autocomplete suggestion Up arrow Up arrow Up arrow
Move to the next autocomplete suggestion Down arrow Down arrow Down arrow
Scroll up through autocomplete suggestions Page up Page up Page up
Scroll down through autocomplete suggestions Page down Page down Page down

Style Editor

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Open the Style Editor Shift + F7 Shift + F7 Shift + F7
Open auto completion popup Ctrl + Space Cmd + Space Ctrl + Space

Scratchpad

  Windows Mac OS X Linux
Open the Scratchpad Shift + F4 Shift + F4 Shift + F4
Run Scratchpad code Ctrl + R Cmd + R Ctrl + R
Run Scratchpad code, display the result in the object inspector Ctrl + I Cmd + I Ctrl + I
Run Scratchpad code, insert the result as a comment Ctrl + L Cmd + L Ctrl + L
Re-evaluate current function Ctrl + E Cmd + E Cmd + E
Reload the current page, then run Scratchpad code Ctrl + Shift + R Cmd + Shift + R Ctrl + Shift + R
Save the pad Ctrl + S Cmd + S Ctrl + S
Open an existing pad Ctrl + O Cmd + O Ctrl + O
Create a new pad Ctrl + N Cmd + N Ctrl + N
Close Scratchpad Ctrl + W Cmd + W Ctrl + W
Pretty print the code in Scratchpad Ctrl + P Cmd + P Ctrl + P

 

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