Google Maps shortcuts in Firefox

There are several shortcuts in Street View that you might not know of. I discovered them by accident and I am glad I did. Just in case my mouse doesn’t work and I want to move around in the Google Maps Street view. (Mind that the shortcuts are only tested in Firefox on Windows)

Shortcut Description
Alt + A Pan left
Alt + D Pan right
Alt + W Pan up
Alt + S Pan down

I usually use Alt + D to set the cursor to the address bar in Firefox (and Ctrl + E to get it over to the Search bar). That explains the accident that helped me find the shortcuts. Now, sometimes the shortcuts wouldn’t work, which I do not have any explanation for. But I know how to get around it.

  1. Make sure you are using Firefox on Windows
  2. Make sure you are viewing Google Maps in Street view
  3. Move around by doubleclicking a circle or a rectangle somewhere in the image
  4. Go ahead and try the shortcuts now

Do you know of any other shortcuts in Google Maps?

Update: Apparently, you do not need to hit Alt with the letter. Just use the letters for navigating around in the street view.

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