Oh, I just found out that the newer Firefox has the pull-down menus on all the time. I like that. I should upgrade. So in version 24 you can skip the first step above -- omit the "Alt" and just click on View.
sciencegeek: Help screens are useless. Better to phrase the question in your own clumsy way and put it in the Google search box. That leads you to forums where somebody else asked the same question.
And before doing that, try right-clicking on something and see if what you want is one of the options in the "context menu" that pops up. Different context menus for different places where you right-click.