Keyboard Shortcuts That Make It Easier To Use Facebook

The more keyboard shortcuts you learn to use, the easier you’ll be able to navigate most applications. Several little-known keystrokes work particularly well on Facebook. Practice using them and you can be more efficient while wasting your time on the site.

Here are a few of the shortcuts, courtesy of The Next Web:

* When scrolling through photos, just push “L” to like. Press it again to unlike it.

* Press “1” on your keypad to return to the home screen.

* Hit “5” to bring up your notifications.

* Press “?” to bring up a search.

Click the source link for other keyboard hotkeys that work on Facebook.

Hit the ‘L’ key to like photos on Facebook, and other cool keyboard shortcuts [The Next Web]


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  1. Phil Keeps It Real [Consumerist] says:

    Ctrl + Alt + Delete !

  2. Eremis77 says:

    Tried them, they don’t work.

    • Eremis77 says:

      Okay, after RTFA, I have to use “shift+alt+” the number for it to work. That works, but is more awkward than just using my mouse.

      Bah, I say.

  3. Cat says:


  4. HowardRoarksTSquare says:


  5. StatusfriedCrustomer says:

    I find that Alt-F4 removes all the annoying ads from the screen.

  6. rpm773 says:

    * When scrolling through photos, just push “L” to like. Press it again to unlike it

    Learned this one the hard way. Now our ex-babysitter has a restraining order on me, and her father wants to drive a nail through my skull.

  7. Saskiatas says:

    They don’t work for me either…

  8. sirwired says:

    This is the 2nd time in just a few weeks I have been taunted with that image of an IBM Model M w/ mini trackball next to the arrow keys! I could not imagine a keyboard I would want to purchase more. Alas, I have been unable to locate one, even used.

    Stop torturing me with this unobtainable object of computing perfection!

    • George4478 says:

      I have 3. One I use as a keyboard. The second is a magnificent backscratcher (the trackball really helps with the hard-to-reach spots).

      The third…..well, you don’t want to know about the third.

      Good luck with your search.

      • Phil Keeps It Real [Consumerist] says:

        I am very much interested in learning about the use of this 3rd, mysterious, caveman keyboard of yours.

        Look forward to hearing from!

  9. j2.718ff says:

    This is an incredibly important consumer issue. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

    • chefboyardee says:

      I’m glad someone said it. Yet another pointless article by Johnny List-Thief.

      • Cat says:

        He’s a Pakled.

        “We find things. We are not smart. You are smart – make it go!”

        • kelcema says:

          You think we’re dumb. We’re not dumb…

          Yeah, I think this might be it for me. It’s not you, Consumerist, it’s me… I just don’t use Facebook, I don’t care about Facebook, and useless posts about Facebook shortcuts is not why I come here…

  10. Applekid ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ) says:

    So, Ctrl+Alt+Delete and Alt+F4 are already listed.
    Ctrl+W is pretty good.

  11. HowardRoarksTSquare says:

    Forgot about Ctrl+Shift+W for our firefox friends

  12. GreatWhiteNorth says:

    With Facebook loaded in your browser press Alt-F4 for a more meaningful experience.

  13. GreatWhiteNorth says:

    Phil you must be a tremendous good sport to continue with these posts. Thanks for adding so many smiles to so many people’s days. (Not sarcasm.)

    • Phil Keeps It Real [Consumerist] says:

      I would like to take the opportunity, to undo the ‘No Sarcasm’, & re-edit to, ‘Most Sarcasm’. My bad!

  14. Yomiko says:

    Ctrl + Z has always been my favorite. Not sure whether it does anything on Faebook, though.

  15. Bugley says:

    “Shoppers bite back” ?
    “top consumer issues of the day.” ? (From About Us page)

  16. HowardRoarksTSquare says:

    Thanks for this consumer issue Phil, I’m glad that this will help me with your mission statement of being aware of the top consumer issues of the day.

    What’s your favorite facebook shortcut?

  17. Olivia Neutron-Bomb says:

    Here’s one for Mac users: command-Q

  18. umbriago says:

    It seems to make a lot more sense if I ALT+CTRL+down arrow

  19. El_Red says:

    Looked at the title, though this must be Phil’s post. Looked at the name. I am unimpressed. What does Consumerist has to do with this?

    • eyesack is the boss of the DEFAMATION ZONE says:

      Well, Consumerist is hosting this post, so I suppose Consumerist is irreversibly linked to this.

  20. Princess Beech loves a warm cup of treason every morning says:

    I know that typing in gets rid of all your Facebook problems.

    • C. Ogle says:

      Gets rid of all the annoying status updates and friend spam too. You get lots of blank space and peace and quiet to enjoy.

  21. SerenityDan says:

    L and ? work for me but the 1, it does nothing.

  22. scoopjones says:

    What key do you hit to keep them from selling your personal data to advertisers and government agencies?

    • Fafaflunkie Plays His World's Smallest Violin For You says:

      Highlight the following:

      Then hit CTRL-C, click your address bar, hit CTRL-V, and keep looking. Of course, that may not ultimately stop Facebook from selling your personal info to anyone with a few bucks, but at least it (better not) be coming to you with spammy email. If it does, call a lawyer and lay the smack down on that scrawny Jewish kid. Sure, he’ll react with about 500 of his lawyer friends, but hey, at least you got his attention as you face bankruptcy doing so.