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12 keyboard shortcuts to speed up your Facebook experience

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Although unknown to most, Facebook has a number of hidden keyboard shortcuts that can really help speed up and enhance your Facebook experience. Once learnt, the shortcuts provide quick access to the most common pages on Facebook.

Each shortcut operates by pressing a modifier plus a keyboard character simultaneously. The modifier may differ depending on what OS/browser configuration you have.

What modifier do I use?

Configuration Modifier
Windows + Chrome alt
Windows + Firefox alt+shift
OS X + Firefox fn+ctrl
OS X + Other browser ctrl+cmd

List of Facebook keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard character Action
? Move cursor to the search bar
M New message
1 Home page
2 Profile
3 Friend requests
4 Messages window
5 Notifications
6 My account
7 Privacy settings
8 Facebook fan page
9 Terms
0 Help Centre


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Darren McCarra
Darren McCarra is co-editor of The Sociable. He has a keen interest in photography, all things mobile, and writing about technology and social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.