Below are some keyboard shortcuts for navigating Facebook a little faster when using Google Chrome. (Note: Your computer may have software installed that conflicts with and prevents these Alt key shortcuts from functioning properly.)
Alt+? Moves cursor to Jump to menu
Alt+1 Go to Home page
Alt+2 Go to Profile page
Alt+3 Pops up your Friend Requests
Alt+5 Display Notifications
Alt+6 Go to General Account Settings
Alt+7 Go to Activity Log
Alt+8 Go to Facebook's About Facebook page
Alt+9 Go to Facebook's Terms and Policies
Alt+0 Go to Facebook's Help Center
To see more Facebook shortcuts when using other browsers, visit facebook.com.
(Previously, Alt+4 launched Facebook's Messages, but this keystroke combination appears to have been removed.)
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