Facebook Keystroke Shortcuts - dummies

By Marsha Collier

Part of Social Media Commerce For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can use these Windows and Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts to handle common activities in Facebook. Depending on your operating system and browser, touch one of the following keys or keystroke combinations, and then press a key in the table to travel from page to page in Facebook.

  • Firefox (Windows): Alt+Shift

  • Chrome or Internet Explorer (Windows): Alt

  • Firefox (Mac OS X): Function+Control

  • Other browsers (Mac OS X): Option+Control

    Keystroke Shortcut Result
    M Opens a new message window
    ? Moves the cursor to the search box
    1 Takes you to your Home newsfeed
    2 Goes to the Timeline page
    3 Displays friend requests for your personal account
    4 Visit your messages
    5 Goes to Notifications
    6 Visits General Account settings
    7 Opens the Privacy Settings page
    8 Displays the Facebook page
    9 Displays the Facebook terms and policies page
    0 Takes you to the Facebook Help Center