How to Browse without a Mouse in Firefox

By Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Thursday, January 8, 2009

Now you can browser without a mouse through firefox. Some people who are used to wireless keyboards or drag the keyboard to their laps find it irritable to reach out for the mouse every time they need to click on a certain link because tabbing the link down will make it look abnormal (and the time too). So this Firefox add- on I am going to discuss brings you mouseless Firefox browsing.

The Work Principle

The basic principle of Mouseless Browsing is to append small boxes with unique ids for all links, form elements and frames on a webpage. By default you can trigger an action by simply entering the id and pressing Enter. There is also a possibility configure Mouseless Browsing to trigger the action automatically after a certain delay (without pressing enter)


  • The latest version has support for dynamic webapps like Gmail, Google Reader, or Facebook.
  • There is also other improvements as instantly trigger an action as soon as the id is unique, hide image links which have an identical text link, support for more “clickable” elements, etc.
  • Anyway the core functionality of this extension is: type the number of the element (link) and hit enter. That is the same as you click on that element with mouse click.



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