Facebook Shortcuts for Windows 8: A Guide for Faster and Easier Navigation
Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, with billions of users who interact with each other through posts, comments, likes, shares, and more. But did you know that you can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate Facebook faster and easier on your Windows 8 computer
Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of keys that perform certain actions on your web browser or application. They can save you time and clicks by allowing you to access different features and functions without using your mouse or touchpad. In this article, we will show you how to use Facebook shortcuts for Windows 8, as well as how to customize them according to your preferences.
How to Use Facebook Shortcuts for Windows 8
Facebook has two types of keyboard shortcuts: action shortcuts and access keys. Action shortcuts are single keys that help you do things such as like, comment, or share something on Facebook. Access keys are combinations of keys that help you jump to different sections or pages on Facebook.
To use action shortcuts on Windows 8, you need to log into Facebook on a web browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer) and make sure that you are not in a text box. Then, you can press one of the following keys to perform the corresponding action[^1^]:
J and K - Scroll between Feed stories.
Enter/Return - See more of the selected story.
P - Post a new status.
L - Like or unlike the selected story.
C - Comment on the selected story.
S - Share the selected story.
O - Open an attachment from the selected story.
/ - Search.
Q - Search chat contacts.
- Open a list of these keyboard shortcuts while in Feed.
Note that keyboard shortcuts may not work in video calls or video players.
To use access keys on Windows 8, you need to log into Facebook on a web browser and press Alt + # (where # is a number from 0 to 9) to jump to the corresponding section or page[^1^]. For example, Alt + 1 will take you to your Home page, Alt + 2 will take you to your Timeline, and so on. Here is a list of the access keys and their destinations:
Alt + 0 - Help Center
Alt + 1 - Home
Alt + 2 - Timeline
Alt + 3 - Friends
Alt + 4 - Inbox
Alt + 5 - Notifications
Alt + 6 - Settings
Alt + 7 - Activity Log
Alt + 8 - About
Alt + 9 - Terms
Note that different web browsers may have different keyboard shortcuts. For example, Firefox may require you to press Shift + Alt + # instead of Alt + #. You can check the list of keyboard shortcuts for your web browser by pressing while in Feed.
How to Customize Facebook Shortcuts for Windows 8
If you want to add or hide Facebook shortcuts on your shortcut bar (the horizontal bar at the bottom of your screen), you can do so via the settings. To add or hide Facebook shortcuts via the settings, follow these steps[^3^]:
Locate and tap Menu (the hamburger icon) on the right of the shortcut bar.
You can also long-press on a shortcut in the shortcut bar, then select Shortcut bar preferences from the popup. It will lead you to the same place as the next steps.
Under Shortcuts Preferences, toggle on or off the switches next to the shortcuts that you want to add or hide. You can also reorder them by dragging and dropping them.
Tap Done when you are finished.
If you want to create a desktop shortcut for Facebook on your Windows 8 computer, you can do so by following these steps[^2^]: aa16f39245