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Old 02-13-2008
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How to change Firefox keyboard shortcuts

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Can anybody tell me how to configure the Keyboard shortcuts of Firefox?

I know that there is an extension called keyconfig and I used it with Firefox 1.0 but I it wasn't updated since 2005 or something. I also had a closer look at about:config but didn't find anything. My Google searches always end up at the keyconfig extension page.

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Hi board!

Can anybody tell me how to configure the Keyboard shortcuts of Firefox?

I know that there is an extension called keyconfig and I used it with Firefox 1.0 but I it wasn't updated since 2005 or something. I also had a closer look at about:config but didn't find anything. My Google searches always end up at the keyconfig extension page.

Thanks for reading.
There's a slightly easy way, and a tougher way. First, an overview of shortcuts:

Shortcuts

The easy way is to go into about:config and add entries for "ui.key". See Customizing Mozilla for details.

The more advanced way is discussed here:
XUL Tutorial:Keyboard Shortcuts - MDC

You might need the more advanced way for modifying CTRL/ALT/SHIFT assignments, and for determining what keys do what in which mode.
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Thanks otheus!

Unfortunately there seems to be a bug preventing key configuration changes: Bug 201011 I found this through you document linked for me here: Customizing Mozilla

I can't believe that so few people want to change their Firefox shortcuts.
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Thanks otheus!

Unfortunately there seems to be a bug preventing key configuration changes: Bug 201011 I found this through you document linked for me here: Customizing Mozilla
And then look later in the first paragraph:
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Until bug 201011 is fixed, a workaround is to add or change individual key bindings by editing the file res/builtin/platformHTMLBindings.xml in your Mozilla installation directory
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Um, sorry I overlooked that. But I'm still stuck because I can't find the mentioned file on my system and not even the dir it should sit in:


Code:
# locate platformHTMLBindings.xml
# locate builtin
/usr/lib/ruby/1.8/shell/builtin-command.rb
/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/glchess/scene/opengl/builtin_models.py
/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/glchess/scene/opengl/builtin_models.pyc
/usr/share/pycentral/gnome-games/site-packages/glchess/scene/opengl/builtin_models.py
/usr/share/ri/1.8/system/Shell/CommandProcessor/def_builtin_commands-c.yaml
/usr/share/ri/1.8/system/Shell/CommandProcessor/install_builtin_commands-c.yaml
/usr/share/ri/1.8/system/YAML/add_builtin_type-c.yaml
/usr/share/man/man7/builtins.7.gz
/usr/share/man/man7/bash-builtins.7.gz
/usr/share/doc/openssl/doc/crypto/OPENSSL_load_builtin_modules.pod
/var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/builtins.7.gz
/etc/alternatives/builtins.7.gz

It's Ubuntu 7.10.
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Opera

Yep. FF sucks.
In Opera it takes 4 clicks...
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Computer Keyconfig

Keyconfig is updated.
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