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In firefox (as well as most other browsers) you can navigate back and forward in the current tab with Alt + Left or Right. However, it's not very practical to move one at a time if you want to go back 6, 8, or 10 pages. Is there a way, in firefox, to open up the Back/Forward menu using the keyboard?

Just to make sure I'm clear: I'm talking about the menu opens up if you click on the little triangle immediately to the right of the Forward button.

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Good question, but it looks like it's not possible with a stock build of Firefox. Here's Mozilla's list of keyboard shortcuts for Firefox, which also states there isn't any method to configure custom shortcuts build in to Firefox.

http://support.mozilla.com/en-us/kb/keyboard+shortcuts

It may however be possible with an extension, although I'm not sure if one is available to do so.

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As with everything in Firefox, it's very likely that an extension covers that. I think I know of a couple extensions specifically designed to customize shortcuts. Unfortunately, I'm using Minefield here, so it's unlikely that I'll be able to test them. –  Malabarba Sep 25 '10 at 5:29

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