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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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Kekcsillagos
New member

I second these. I find it really really annoying that Firefox uses different keyboard shortcuts to others I'm used to and I'd ike to change it.

Hanabi8
Strollin' around

This is a must for me. I know it sounds petty, but I need certain shortcuts on desktop to work more efficiently for me, and because I can't remap at least one specific shortcut for an add-on, I switched to another browser. I believe in what Mozilla is doing, and in a more diverse ecosystem of browsers, but please make your browser more customizable... It's well within your reach, you own everything about it...

 

Status changed to: Trending idea
Jon
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey all,

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey.

Please keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

Masoudahmadig
Strollin' around

Good,OK.

LofiTurtle
Strollin' around

I would love to see hotkeys be configurable. Using browser extensions to do this is imperfect, due to the limitations of extensions (can't be used in the new tab window, or on certain pages, potential privacy risks, etc.). Hotkey configuration should be a basic feature of any piece of software, so I hope it gets added to Firefox.

linkert
New member

I try to love Firefox every once in a while (mostly a qutebrowser user) as it's a fabulously configurable web browser with great performance which I can mess around with using userChrome.css, about:config and add-ons until I find a sweet spot or completely botch the whole thing and have to purge and redo all of it 🙂

Seeing as it is so gosh darn configurable I am baffled as to why customizable keyboard hotkeys has not been implemented. Imagine other highly configurable open-source software without custom hotkeys - vim, gimp, blender and so on. The power of those few examples would be enormously dampened like a wet blanket on a cold winters day, the same goes for Firefox.

Cohars
Strollin' around

Nice to see this ideas is moving to the next step. I'm using FF as my primary browser for a while now and some default hotkeys are still annoying me almost daily

 

emvaized
Strollin' around

It would be also great to have a possibility of assigning one key shortcuts.
For example, I would love to use "W" and "S" keys to scroll the page by 50%, "A" and "D" to switch tabs, and "E" to focus the address bar. Of course, such shortcuts should not be listened to when there's focused input field on page.

There is great Vimium C extension which provides such functionality — but being an extension, it's very limited by security measures, e.g. it can't run on speed dial and browser service pages (such as "about:preferences"), and also can't provide some browser-related functionality (such as "focus address bar" and "open inspector" actions).

patryk99
Strollin' around

It would be great, i am use to switch language in translator with ctrl + shift + s but in firefox it's open screenshot manager which i don't even use

IroConOx
Strollin' around

New user switching from Opera GX here.

Switching browsers would be a lot easier if I could continue using a lot of the shortcuts I'm used to using.

Not having the ability to choose my own shortcuts feels a little awkward.