Is there an Alt + D equivalent on a Mac. Where in Firefox it goes directly to the address bar and highlights its contents. I am growing tired of using my mouse to click the address bar.

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    On Windows CTRL+L also take you to the "Location" bar. That's the mnemonic to remember: L for Location. I hope this helps. Sep 24, 2009 at 17:20
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    Indeed, I never knew about Alt + D also working. Typically I use Ctrl + L for location bar, and Ctrl + K for the search box. On Chrome, Ctrl + K will insert a ? in the location bar to ensure whatever you type is searched for. Sep 24, 2009 at 17:24
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    Ctrl+K is also the hotkey for the search bar. No helpful way to remember that other than it's next to "l" and the search bar is next to the location bar.
    – TJ L
    Sep 24, 2009 at 17:27
  • Yeah, the CTRL+K is important because it ensures that you're typing a search query rather than a URI. It can matter, depending on the contents of your hosts file or the way your DNS search is setup (just to name a couple of examples).
    – Ishpeck
    Dec 2, 2011 at 18:09
  • CTRL+L exists in windows, but he ask about equal CTRL+D in Mac. So you Mean there is not equal for it?
    – Yuseferi
    May 28, 2016 at 7:49

Command-L on a Mac (the command key is the one with the Apple logo), Almost any Windows command which uses the control key (like copy, cut, paste) uses the command key on a Mac.

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