Help:Keyboard Shortcuts

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Keyboard shortcuts make browsing much faster.

Browser variations

Depending on your browser, you can press the key combinations below.

Note: Alt+ Shift overrides default browser combinations.

Chrome
  • Chrome on Windows: hold Alt or Alt+ Shift + press access key
  • Chrome on Linux: hold Alt+ Shift + press access key
  • Chrome on Mac OS X: hold control+ Option + press access key
Firefox
  • Firefox 2 or newer on Windows and Linux: hold Alt+ Shift + press access key
  • Firefox on Mac OS X: hold control + press access key
Safari
  • Safari on Mac OS X: hold control+ Option + press access key
  • Safari 3 or earlier on Mac OS X: hold control + press access key
  • Safari on Windows: hold Alt + press access key
Opera
  • Press Shift+Esc + press access key
  • Shift+Esc will display the list of choices

Access keys

Tooltips will also tell you which access key you need to press. Just hold the mouse over a link or button.

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Editing

Access key Command Description
e Edit this page Allows you to edit the current page (non-protected pages or mods)
View source Shows the source of the current page (protected pages)
v Show changes Shows what changes you made to the text (on edit pages)
p Show preview Shows a preview of your changes (on edit pages)
i Minor edit Toggles the "This is a minor edit" checkbox (on edit pages)
w Watch this page Toggles the "Watch this page" checkbox (on edit pages)
s Save page Saves the changes that you have made (on edit pages)

Forms

Access key Command Description
f Search Access the search input
s Category search Access the search input on category pages
Ctrl or control + (click) or (middleclick) Submit form in new tab Open a submitted form in a new tab (TabSubmit enables this in Firefox)

Others

Access key Command Description
h History Shows the current page's history
m Move Allows you to move the current page and its talk page (non-protected pages only)
w Watch Adds or removes the current page to or from your watchlist (logged-in users only)
l My watchlist Opens your watchlist (logged-in users only)
r Favorite this page Adds or removes the current page to or from your favorites (advanced users only)
g My favorites Goes to your favorites (advanced users only)
j What links here Shows all of the pages that link to the current one
u Upload file Allows you to upload images or media files
r Recent changes Shows a list of recent changes to Wikipedia
. (period) My user page Opens your user page (logged-in users only)
y My contributions Opens your contributions page (logged-in users only)
a Post on Twitter Tweet the current page (content pages only)
d Delete Allows you to delete the current page (mods only)