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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😅

121 Comments
MarkHHunt
New member

Is there some particular strategic reason why virtually every command in Firefox has its own special keyboard shortcut EXCEPT FOR PASSWORDS?????  I go in and out of the page constantly and it is such a pain to have to go Command-, Preferences then click Privacy&Security, then scroll halfway down the page to Saved Logins.  Or else clicking on the 3line App menu on the right and selecting out Passwords from the middle, the ONLY one that doesn't have a keyboard shortcut.

silajim
New member

I really wanted to switch from Chrome back to Firefox but until something like this gets implemented it's a show stopper

ben2talk
Strollin' around

> I go in and out of the page constantly and it is such a pain to have to go Command-, Preferences then click Privacy&Security, then scroll halfway down the page to Saved Logins

I go 'Alt' for menu 'n' for settings and type 'login'.

Sometimes the Menubar is the shortest route...

Bruzote
Strollin' around

Keyboard shortcuts are often de facto punishments for people using Firefox. All people who type can and WILL make mistakes, especially with keyboards that are not sufficiently spaced for the hands of grown men! What happens when you mistakenly type a shortcut, including those you didn't know even existed? Irreversible, critically harmful events can occur, and sometimes the user does not even know it happened. Forcing this on users is UNACCEPTABLE. Incorrect messages can be transmitted, data can be incorrectly entered or deleted permanently, or data lost as like when a private window closes instantly (with no prompt available). Such things are terribly consequential, yet users are left to suffer with these punishments for choosing Firefox.

ZackZeed
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HOW has this not been im plented yet?? The problem with hotkeys, ESPECIALLY the PiP hotkey is that it DOESN'T work on other layouts other than US / English layout!
This has been reported over 2 YEARS ago.
Guys, come on! This has been long overdue...

shodan
Making moves

The reason this isn't completed is that, key binding have accumulated over time and they're bound deep inside the code.  Each key binding include deep code study and the new place where all the key bindings will be configured from needs to be done right, with proper input meditation that takes into account tulons of accessibility concerns.

 

This is a major software design engineering challenge and Firefox being a public project will be the gold standard of doing key binding accessibility in the future for all open source in the future.

Or is way more than keyboard and mouse bindings, it includes people interacting with their browser with those little tongue joysticks, with for pedals, with eye gaze cursor and soon, with direct neutral implants and through language models.

So expect this to take another year and a half minimum. We're lucky if we get dev feedback at all on this one, it's just so big.

thiswind
New member

how to use vscode.dev, codespace, and so on with firefox?!

please disable ctrl + shift + p

Dddsasul
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It is absolutely painful that you can't customize hotkeys, I am way to used to a certain set of shortcuts and it's extremely painful to change them. It makes transitioning to firefox from any other browser a pain; and before someone says just get used to it or you will get used to it, no I won't and I refuse, I wanna use the same shorcuts I used all my life, at this point they are ingrained into my muscle memory.

manwtf
New member

how hard could it even be to allow users to customize keyboard shortcuts

thiswind
New member

not all hot key, I just need  cmd + shift + p,for my vscode,firefox is the last free browser, I do not wanna leave it.