Firefox has multi-account containers that allow you to use the same website with several accounts, without having to use a different browser:

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Problem: I always open tabs with CTRL-t because clicking takes too much time.

Question: How to open a new work-related tab with the fastest possible keyboard operation?


As of version 7 of the Containers extension, ctrl+shift+1-9 works without any further add-on. From the release notes:

Set shortcuts in the add-on preferences panel: Ctrl + Shift + {Num}

Which containers correspond to which number can be configured in the add-on preferences.

As mentioned in other answers, ctrl+., tab also works.

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  • There's also Ctrl+Alt+1-9 that allows you to reopen the tab under a different container. – Ramid Jul 23 at 8:56
  • Not working for me, would be useful if it did. – ricab Jul 23 at 11:11
  • my bad, I mistook the unmodified version with the addon called Easy Container Shortcuts. – Ramid Jul 23 at 16:41

According to the Multi-Account Container plugin page, you can use Ctrl + . to open the panel. Then simply press the down arrow (or tab) and enter.

Ctrl + . (period) keyboard shortcut is available to open the containers panel. You can then use tab and the enter keys to open new container tabs.

After Ctrl + . you can also use the numeric keys in order to select a container from the list. (Thanks cyberalex)

It doesn't seem to support opening a specific container with a designated shortcut.

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    After Ctrl + . you can also use the numeric keys in order to select a container from the list – cyberalex Mar 26 '19 at 13:52
  • @cyberalex Nice, I edited that into the answer. – Flimm Jul 30 '19 at 15:45
  • Note if you have the extension pinned to the overflow menu, the numbers don't work until you press Tab twice – wjandrea Feb 27 at 14:45
  • This is the better answer! – SarathMS Apr 28 at 18:45

I use https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/easy-container-shortcuts/

AFAIK, there are no firefox built-in shortcuts

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I couldn't find a way to do this natively with Firefox, but this extension seems to be doing what you are asking about: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/easy-container-shortcuts/

According to the description:

Provides nine easy keyboard shortcuts to open new tabs on different containers: Ctrl+Shift+[1-9] / or Alt+Shift+[1-9] on OSx. You can also open a new tab on the current container by pressing Ctrl (Cmd) + Alt + T

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expanding from @tone7 answer you could Ctrl + . (period) then use number to open corresponding tab

Ctrl + . + [1-9]
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