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#1 2005-05-29 22:54:21

viniosity
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Modding firefox shortcuts [solved]

Is there any way to change the keyboard shortcuts on firefox?  I'd like to use alt-t to create a new tab instead of ctrl-t.  Like-wise I'm more comfortable using Alt over Ctrl for a lot of commands and so would like to do some switching around of stuff.  I heard there was an extension that did this but I went looking through and couldn't find it.

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#2 2005-05-30 01:59:36

phrakture
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Re: Modding firefox shortcuts [solved]

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#3 2005-05-30 02:09:56

Vinny
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Re: Modding firefox shortcuts [solved]

To swap the alt and control keys:
Go to about:config and filter on 'ui.key'
Change 17 <--> 18
16=shift
17=control
18=alt
224=meta
if ui.key.menuAccessKeyFocuses is true then the menuAccessKey by itself will put focus on the menu-bar.

There is an extension called keyconfig that lets you *add*
custom keybindings but I don't think it can change default bindings

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#4 2005-05-30 02:55:35

viniosity
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Re: Modding firefox shortcuts [solved]

Vinny wrote:

To swap the alt and control keys:
Go to about:config and filter on 'ui.key'
Change 17 <--> 18
16=shift
17=control
18=alt
224=meta
if ui.key.menuAccessKeyFocuses is true then the menuAccessKey by itself will put focus on the menu-bar.

There is an extension called keyconfig that lets you *add*
custom keybindings but I don't think it can change default bindings

That did the trick!  I had to modify the general access one too otherwise the alt key was grabbing the tools menu.  Awesome suggestions!  I don't suppose there's any equivalent method for thunderbird?

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#5 2005-05-30 03:24:55

Vinny
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Re: Modding firefox shortcuts [solved]

I don't use T-bird so I don't know that this works but it's worth a try.
Open ~/.mozilla/firefox/blahblah.default/prefs.js and copy
the lines which contain 'ui.key' into ~/.mozilla/thunderbird/blahblahblah/prefs.js.

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#6 2005-05-30 03:35:10

viniosity
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Re: Modding firefox shortcuts [solved]

actually, I found an about:config editor for thunderbird too.  Thanks!

https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/m … =10&id=423

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