Hotkey Tabs

Hotkey Tabs

Quick switching and loading of commonly used webpages via keyboard shortcuts.

What is Hotkey Tabs?

Hotkey Tabs is a Firefox add-on that enables users to quickly switch between and load frequently visited webpages using keyboard shortcuts. With Alt-number keyboard shortcuts, users can easily navigate to specified websites or webpages, either by switching to an existing tab or opening a new tab. Users can customize the action for each hotkey, such as switching/opening sites or pages, and even using regular expression matching to determine tab matches.

By: Jonny
Users: 91 ▲ 1
Rating: 4.57 (14)
Version: 1.9.0 (Last updated: 2018-04-10)
Creation date: 2016-10-26
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • notifications
  • storage
  • contextMenus
Size: 58.61K
URLs: Website
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Allows for the quick switching and loading of commonly used website and webpages with Alt-number keyboard shortcuts. If the specified website or webpage is open, then firefox will switch to that tab, else it will open the site in a new tab.


  1. Go to the options page for "Hotkey Tabs" in the about:addons page
  2. You can then specify the url of the website you wish each hotkey (Alt-0 to Alt-9) to switch to either by specifying explicitly in this screen, or by navigating to the site and using the right click context option
  3. The exact action for each hotkey can be specified in the about:addons screen
    • Switch/Open site: Switches or opens the specified site. If any open page is part of the specified site, then it will be switched to, else the root of the site will be opened.
    • Switch/Open page: Switches or opens the specified page. Firefox will change tab only if the exact page url is already opened, else it will open that page.
    • RegEx Matching: Decides whether a tab matches or not by a specified regular expression pattern.
Please report any bugs to the support email
User reviews
by Raichu, 2023-12-28
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Risk impact

Hotkey Tabs may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Hotkey Tabs has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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