The Edit Menu


The Edit menu (shown in Figure A-3) lets you copy and paste text and images or find text in the current Web page.

image from book
Figure A-3: The Edit menu.

Undo

Reverses the last text edit you made in the current window (such as in the Location Bar or a text box on the page). Note that Undo cannot reopen a tab after you close it, return a bookmark after you delete it from the Bookmarks Toolbar, or otherwise undo any action besides text editing.

This command is unavailable (grayed out) when you haven't made any edits to undo.

Shortcut Ctrl+Z (image from book+Z on a Mac)

Redo

Reverses the last Undo command. This is the opposite of Undo. If you type Firefox in the Location Bar and choose Undo, "Firefox" disappears. Choose Redo to restore it. As with Undo, Redo can only restore text edits.

This command is unavailable (grayed out) when you haven't undone an action.

Shortcuts Ctrl+Y or Ctrl+Shift+Z (image from book+Shift+Z on a Mac)

Cut

Copies the current selection into the system Clipboard and deletes it from its original location. Use the Paste command to put the selection in a new location.

This command is unavailable (grayed out) when nothing is selected or when you have selected something that can't be cut out of its original location, such as text in a Web page.

Shortcut Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete (image from book+X on a Mac)

Copy

Copies the current selection (which can contain both text and images) onto the system Clipboard, replacing whatever is currently on the Clipboard. You can then use the Paste command to put the selection in a new location. The difference between Copy and Cut is that Cut actually removes the text from a location, whereas Copy leaves the original and simply makes a copy of it. In both cases, the text that is cut or copied goes onto the Clipboard, and you can then paste it elsewhere. Although Cut doesn't work on text that is on a Web page, Copy usually does.

This command is unavailable (grayed out) when nothing is selected.

Shortcut Ctrl+C (image from book+C on a Mac)

Paste

Puts the selection on the system Clipboard into the currently focused text box. The selection stays on the Clipboard until something else is cut or copied to replace it, so you can paste multiple instances of the selection if you want to.

This command is unavailable when the Clipboard is empty.

Shortcut Ctrl+V (image from book+V on a Mac)

Delete

Deletes the current selection.

This command is unavailable when nothing is selected or when you have selected something that can't be deleted, such as text on a Web page.

Shortcut Delete

Select All

Selects everything in the currently focused area. For example, if the Location Bar is focused, the Select All command selects the entire address. If the Content area is focused, the command selects the current Web site.

Shortcut Ctrl+A (image from book+A on a Mac)

Find in This Page

Opens the Find Bar at the bottom of the window so you can find text within the current Web page.

Shortcuts Ctrl+F or F3 (image from book+F on a Mac)

See Chapter 4 for more information about the Find Bar.

Find Again

If you previously searched a Web page in the current window, this command opens the Find Bar with the last search phrase and searches for the next instance. Otherwise, it just opens the Find Bar and waits for you to enter a phrase.

Shortcuts Ctrl+G or F3 (image from book+G on a Mac)




Firefox For Dummies
Firefox For Dummies
ISBN: 0471748994
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 157
Authors: Blake Ross

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