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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😅

Strollin' around

Just make a setting section like vivaldi does





Status changed to: New idea
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Community Manager

(Note: a similar idea has been merged into this thread)

Strollin' around

Hi @Jon , my idea that was merged into this one was actually meant for the Thunderbird team. I believe this thread is a suggestion for customizable hotkeys in Firefox, not Thunderbird. I'm sorry if I didn't tag it correctly.

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Thanks for the heads up, @daanl. I will update that now 😃

Strollin' around

I specifically searched for a thread like this to encourage devs to think about adding this feature, personally i'm trying to switch from vivaldi, and for me customizing hotkeys is something essencial.

New member

It seems strange to me that this idea is considered as "new", especially if we consider that in the world of programmers keyboards have always played a fundamental role.

So much so that many programs have always provided the possibility of easily associating hotkeys to any menu commands.

Maybe the developers thought that the typical web browser user tends to use only his mouse (or finger).
Anyway, as they say, better late than never; let's hope the wait is nearing its end.

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I agree on customizable keyboard shortcuts. I would like to be able to open a new private window with command + shift + N.

Strollin' around

Yes. So far only certain extensions can have customizable hotkeys, but having universal customization would be great.

Strollin' around

I second this idea


Strollin' around

Definitely hoping for this feature to be added to FIrefox. A few browsers have this feature (Vivaldi, Opera GX) and it would really improve Firefox.