I realized this fact and began looking for an alternative, which obviously was the keyboard shortcuts. Firefox has a lot of support for keyboard shortcuts and you can actually browse all the way without a mouse. I,ll be covering very few shortcuts but they will eliminate a lot of mouse-work since they are repeatedly used.
Tabs and Windows
Ctrl+T Opens a new tab. The cursor is present in the address so you can start typing the URL right away.
Ctrl+N Opens a new window.
Ctrl+(1 to 8) goes to tab 1 to 8 e.g. Ctrl+1 takes you to the first tab.
Ctrl+W Closes the current tab and shifts to the previous one.
Ctrl+Tab Shifts to the next open tab.
Ctrl+Shift+Tab Shifts to the previous tab.
Ctrl+Shift+T Opens the last closed tab, since Firefox has the feature of opening recently closed tabs.
Alt+Home opens the homepage.
Alt+Left Arrow goes back one page.
Alt+Right Arrow goes forward one page.
Ctrl+L Moves the cursor to the location bar.
Ctrl+Enter completes the URL by adding "http://www." at the beginning and ".com" at the end of the typed keyword.
Ctrl+D Bookmark current webpage.
F5 Refresh webpage.
Ctrl+F5 Refresh webpage (override cache).
Ctrl+F finds text on the current page. *
F3 find next word.
Ctrl+F3 find previous word.
* Firefox 3 also has a Quick Find feature. For using Quick Find you just have to start typing while you are on a webpage and Quick Find will pop up and start searching for text on the page as you type away. The Find Next(F3) and Find Previous(Ctrl+F3) shortcuts work with quick find also, so you don,t have to open up Find every time by pressing Ctrl+F.
Happy Browsing with Firefox!!