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alefith
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Status: Trending idea

It would be great if there 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.
 * Whether these should be modifiable or not is up to the dev community, ideally they'd be.
 * When clicking on a hotkey field, ideally, there would be a capturing hotkey feature, or, before this, an AHK like syntax to define hotkeys (not as complex, something like: CTRL+H means this and MAJ+ALT+END means that...)

 * a restore to default button.
 * Done.

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. 😛

 

edit: Corrected the typos, it's been bugging me for months now😅

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guesswho
New member

Recent update (v 108.0) introduces shift+escape to bring up process manger. This breaks discord, vim bindings in jupyter-lab (and probably other things), see here: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1806272

It would be great if breaking changes like are done only after customization of the key bindings is implemented/possible.
thanks

rileylastname
Strollin' around

I can't believe this isn't already possible. I was pretty much exclusively a Safari user for over a decade and only switched over about a month ago, so I've gotten pretty used to those hotkeys and context menu. I'm also disabled, so I really relied on those shortcuts. I'm pretty upset about it 😞 Fingers crossed for this in 2023

Scarlet_Evans
New member

My standard way of navigating between the browser tabs include [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Tab] and [Ctrl]+[Tab], to move between adjacent tabs.

When I close the tab, I usually do it with [Ctrl]+[W].

Now, there are two things that sometimes go wrong for me:

(1) [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[W]
I click [Ctrl]+[W] while still holding the [Shift], which closes the whole window... reopening it is often annoying, as I have to reload all the tabs, plus I can often lose some data or have some stuff to restart or start anew...

(2) [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Q]
EVEN WORSE, if I do (1), but accidentally misclick on [Q] instead of [W]... it closes WHOLE browser then 😞

I almost never used these shortcuts intentionally, while I keep regularly misclicking on them from years...

They are not only useless for me, they are JUST HARMFUL !!!

Why after all these years there is still no option to disable some unthoughtful and badly desined shortcuts that are just annoying users and doing more harm than good?
What's the purpose of stubbornly forcing them on the people who don't want them? 😞

xXSkaendoXx
New member

Wow, almost a year since this has been requested and has been in the top 3 "Trending Ideas". There seems to be plenty of time to make useless stuff like another way to manage extensions with more clutter in the addressbar but not for things that users actually want.

Gahwa
New member

This is a must have feature! Chrome has an excellent implantation of this, a single page where you can customize native and extensions shortcuts.

 

NagyGabor
New member

Can't believe this still isn't implemented in 2023, it has been working in Opera for 20years!

honeypot
New member

Was looking forward to rebinding the default dev tool tabs to something more intuitive 😥

The silver lining was I found vim mode for the console, which was a pretty sweet serendipitous moment for me. The icing on the cake would be the custom keybindings 🎂 ⌨️

jvalcher
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Just giving this another bump. Not being able to customize keyboard shortcuts was the one thing keeping me from switching to Firefox for many years. However Chrome has recently forced my hand due to a recent tendency not to fully load certain sites without several refreshes, so here I am. I was getting more and more excited as I read through this thread and then disappointed when I saw the final few posts. Hopefully this limitation will be corrected one day.

terran5992
Strollin' around

This is a much needed feature for me

 

terran5992
Strollin' around

Would really want to see this feature implemented