Apr 152013

Facebook KeyboardAre you tired of constantly reaching for your mouse or find your trackpad too difficult to work with while using  Facebook?  Using these keyboard shortcuts will not even save you time, but your sanity too!

For instance, did you know that you can use your arrow keys to navigate through images of a photo album?

There are some basics that you need to know.  Firstly, because Mac and Windows keyboards are different, they will have different keyboard shortcuts keys. Second, there are minor differences with keys between the 4 major web browsers; Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple's Safari browsers.

Simply replace # with the corresponding key from the keys section below.

Microsoft Windows

 Internet Explorer: ALT + # then <RETURN>
 Firefox: Shift + Alt + #
 Chrome: Alt + #

Apple OSX

Firefox: Control + #
Chrome: Control + Option + #
Safari: Control + Option + #


1 - Home
2 - Timeline/Profile
3 - Friends*
4 - Messages*
5 - Notifications*
6 - General Account Settings*
7 - Privacy Settings*
8 - Official Facebook Page
9 - Service Agreement
0 - Help Center
M - New Message *
? - Search

* not supported on IE

Inside a lightbox

L or R Arrow Keys - Navigate between picutres
L - Like or remove Like

 Action Keys

NOTE: These are not available on all browser versions!

C - Comment on item in focus on your News Feed
J - Navigate the Next News Feed item
K - Navigate the Previous News Feed item
L - Like or unlike selected story in your News Feed