It would be grezat if tere was a way to customize hotkeys.
Here's how I see it:
* Have a about:hotkeys panel, with all actions listed, and already mapped shortcuts shown.
* Wether these should be modifiable or not is up to the dev community, ideally they'd be.
* When clickicking on a hotkey field, ideally, there'd be a capturing hotkey feature, or, before this, a AHK like syntax to define hotkeys (not as complex, something like: CTRL+H means this and MAJ+ALT+END means that...
* a restor to default button.
It can't be done with an extension because some function can't be accessed by extensions (I'm actually looking for a way to send tab to other device while browsing with TST.). Anyway, I believe this should boost productivity in a number of ways. You guys are devs, you know keyboards are faster than mice. 😛
On Linux Ctrl+W is a shortcut to delete the word just behind the cursor (like Ctrl+Backspace) which works on the terminal as well as most other native Linux apps, however Firefox also uses that for closing the current tab. Now if Firefox was using that shortcut for something more benign like opening bookmarks or whatever I wouldn't mind not being able to change it, however the fact that it's a destructive action is quite frustrating when I accidentally trigger it, so at least being able to disable the Firefox shortcut would be a boon there.
Allow reassigning keyboard shortcuts
Currently I can not assign Ctrl+E for Bitwarden extension to autofill the password, because Ctrl+E is used by Firefox.
If I press Ctrl+E it jumps to the address bar to search. I have never used this feature and would like to use this shortcut to autofill passwords instead. I did this for years now in other browsers and it became my go to shortcut that I don't want to change (I can not even chose a similar one because of the same issue).
Allow us to change any keyboard shortcut.
This idea has a lot of support, so why hasn't it been reviewed?
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Theres no reason to not add this.
I am here because I am trying to switch back from a chrome based browser, but this limited functionality may force me to return to it. I don't know why this even needed to be requested. This is such an obviously needed feature that used to be able to be accomplished with a extension (Dorando Keyconfig) but since the "big change" those type of extensions no longer work. Please add this basic functionality. Being able to change *AND* remove keybindings would be excellent!
Possible workaround until it gets implemented in Firefox for shortcuts on Windows: In PowerToys (you can get it from MS Store or manually from MS) there is Keyboard Manager. In that you can remap shortcuts for specific application eg. In Firefox pressing Ctrl+E triggers Ctrl+Q.
The feature –mechanism and UI– already exists:
That just needs to be made available for application shortcuts. For all of them. I don't see any point in not letting users determine their own.
The only thing missing is the OP's point of having a “restore default” ability, but that should be a trivial addition. It would also benefit the extensions UI.
Also, while it's possible with addons to add some shortcuts for a subset of functions:
And, after all, one of Firefox's strong points has historically been its customizability.