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Let's say I am doing a search in google and I want to come back to the input field to modify the search, I normally use the mouse to click, but these is a waste of time, after scrolling down, you need to backup and click.

Is there a way in firefox to focus onto input fields using the keyboard instead of the mouse?

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It depends on the OS and system settings, on mac you can cycle through all fields using tab - in the keyboard preference pane (cultofmac). I am not sure how/if this can be done in windows.

In any case Control-L (pc) or Command-L (mac) will always bring the omni-bar into focus and since it will remember your last search this is probably the fastest way for you to accomplish this.

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If you need to go to the address bar in Firefox, press Ctrl + L at any time.

If you need to go to the search box, press Ctrl + J.

A list of keyboard shortcuts can be found here.

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Didn't know Ctrl+J works also. Been using Ctrl+K to toggle search box for years.\ –  edvinas.me May 18 at 8:15
    
I think Ctrl+J is for accessing downloads. (For windows) –  nidhin May 18 at 9:51
    
I think it used to be the case but they changed that. You access downloads now using Ctrl + Shift + Y. For more: support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/… –  Rifaz Nahiyan May 18 at 12:15
    
I just upgraded to Firefox 29 today. Ctrl+J is still definitely Downloads. –  Michael Frank May 19 at 0:36

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