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What's the inverse of Ctrl+L in a browser?

Say, you are typing the address but suddenly change your mind. Or maybe you forgot something on the current page and want to go back to it. How to do it, without using the mouse to click on the web page?

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It might be good to edit your question and say which browser you are using. If FF try Esc to exit or ^Z to backup. – Eliptical View Jan 11 '14 at 9:58
I am looking for a universal shortcut that works everywhere. Esc does not work in FF. – user443854 Jan 14 '14 at 13:54

Try F6. It toggles between the address bar and the page for most browsers. If you're using Opera though, try Ctrl-L and Escape. ;-)

EDIT: In Chrome, hit F6 to toggle between the address bar, the bookmark bar, and then the page. If you've got the bookmark bar showing, hit F6 once to go from the page to the address bar, and twice to return to your last textbox in focus.

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Nice, F6 works like this for Firefox, no luck in Chromium though. – Graeme Jan 11 '14 at 12:46
Tried in Chrome -- no good. – user443854 Jan 11 '14 at 15:02

Don't think there are any shortcuts to jump back to where you were, it is rather a case of use a shortcut to take you where you want to go. Again, however, I don't think there is any shortcut to take you to the page body, but for me on Iceweasel (Firefox) a TAB takes me to the search bar and another takes me to the page body. Chromium just needs one tab. I doubt many browsers will be any more two.

So a short answer would be TAB once for Chrome and twice for Firefox.

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This does not work -- you never know how many times you need to hit TAB, because it depends on pre-defined TAB order of a particular page. For example this particular page has elements that capture focus on TAB, and it takes 3 or 4 before you can, e.g. pgup/pgdn to move around the page. – user443854 Jan 11 '14 at 15:05
Works fine for me. Two tabs in Iceweasel selects the page as a whole, same effect as F6. Chromium tabs through the links. All scrolling keys work fine regardless. – Graeme Jan 11 '14 at 15:16
Could be that the effects of TAB vary with OS though - implementation of widget kits might be slightly different at this level. – Graeme Jan 11 '14 at 15:18
Works in Firefox, but not in Chrome. – user443854 Jan 14 '14 at 13:55

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