Instead of creating a new thread, I thought it's appropriate I post here.
If you are a power surfer jumping from one site to another several times in a day, you need better ways of doing the following:
1. Opening a new tab
2. Closing a tab
3. 'Undo'ing a closed tab
4. Going back and forward
5. Jumping to next and previous tabs
6. Opening extensions window.
You can increase your surfing productivity by using Keyconfig
, a Firefox extension inspired by Opera. If you want to be able to do the following, read on.T
(key on your keyboard) to open a new tabC
to close the current tabctrl + Z
to undo and thus restore the last closed tab (for that oops moment Z
to go back, X
to go forwardA
to go to previous tab, S
to go to next tabE
to open the extensions window
The steps below will enable you to set E
key to open the extensions window.
1. Download and install keyconfig enhanced from here
. It's at the bottom of that page.
2. Tools -> Keyconfig.
3. Click Show Edit Mode. Click New.
4. Enter Extensions
as the Name.
5. Leave Menu/Extension blank.
6. In Shortcut field, type the letter e
7. In Command box, paste BrowserOpenExtensions('extensions');
8. Click Apply and OK.
9. Restart Firefox.
Similarly you can set the other shortcuts. Below are the commands you would need (the underlined text could be entered as Name). Note that you can set any of these at once and press OK to dismiss the window once done:Next Tab
gBrowser.mTabContainer.advanceSelectedTab(-1);Close current Tab
var tab = gBrowser.mCurrentTab; gBrowser.removeTab(tab);
This may require Tab Mix Plus installed. I am not sure. Back
Type back in the Filter box, click the entry where the shortcut is alt+left arrow, set the shortcut to Z
Type forward in the Filter box, click the entry where the shortcut is shift+backspace, set the shortcut to X
, Apply.New tab
Type new tab in the Filter box, click the entry where the shortcut is ctrl+T, set the shortcut to T
Note that most of these shortcuts won't work in the tab that has Gmail open. You might take some time to get used to, but start using these shortcuts. You will definitely enjoy.