Ctrl+U: View Source in Firefox

Maybe you’ll never need this one, but sometimes you want to see the actual HTML code used to create a web page.

In Firefox, go to the page you want to view and then press Ctrl+U. A new Window appears with the HTML code visible and colored appropriately.

(In Internet Explorer, you can press Alt+V to open the View menu, then press C to select the Source command. A Notepad window appears with the HTML code available for editing.)

Remember, Alt+F4 closes a window — use that when you’re done looking at the source HTML code.

11 thoughts on “Ctrl+U: View Source in Firefox”

  1. Yep, Chris. It seems that nobody will answer your question. Don’t you hate it when the blogger owner simply don’t care about your comments and don’t reply to them? :(

  2. Sorry guys — missed Chris’s question when it first came up in January. I certainly do care.

    Chris, you’re right, and I’m wrong. It looks like Ctrl+U doesn’t work in any version of IE past version 4, so I’ve edited the article accordingly.

    The only keyboard method in recent version of IE is to press Alt+V to open the View menu, then C to select the Source command.

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