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 by Jonny. This add-on has 101 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.82. The latest version, 1.9.0, was updated 5 years ago.

Stats date:
By: Jonny
Users: 101 ▼ -4
Rating: 4.82 (11)
Version: 1.9.0 (Last updated: 2018-04-10)
Creation date: 2016-10-26
Weekly download count: 7
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • notifications
  • storage
  • contextMenus
Size: 58.61K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
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
Risk impact

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

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

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

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
It is honestly somewhat appalling that this doesn't come as standard with Mozilla, and in fact every other browser, but I'm glad Jonny stepped in to rectify that. Personally, I find it most productive with the use of custom 'speed dials' which I access via shortcuts, saves me a lot of meaningless repetition. Cheers Jonny!
by Resonant Flux, 2023-01-20
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