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Author Topic: Firefox 4 (4.0) and Shortcut Key for Search Bar  (Read 3255 times)

ewemoa

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Firefox 4 (4.0) and Shortcut Key for Search Bar
« on: March 24, 2011, 06:19:26 PM »
Trying out Firefox 4 here and noticed that the Ctrl+E shortcut key for the Search Bar from the 3.x days seems defunct (Ctrl+K seems to work).

Checking out:

  http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/764069

led to a work-around of installing and configuration via the following extension:

  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/customizable-shortcuts/

Configuration was done via the Shortcuts tab of the Options dialog:

options-shortcuts-search-web-search.pngFirefox 4 (4.0) and Shortcut Key for Search Bar

Once a row for the action/shortcut in question was selected, clicking on the 'Edit' button or double-clicking on the shortcut key name made it possible to type a replacement shortcut key.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2011, 06:21:11 PM by ewemoa »

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Re: Firefox 4 (4.0) and Shortcut Key for Search Bar
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 06:42:45 PM »
Been a while, ewemoa, sir.   :)

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Re: Firefox 4 (4.0) and Shortcut Key for Search Bar
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 02:20:34 AM »
Kind of surprising, after so many betas.

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Re: Firefox 4 (4.0) and Shortcut Key for Search Bar
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011, 11:43:23 PM »
skwire:
  Indeed it has, sir :)

phitsc:
  I was surprised too.  After some pondering it occurred to me that perhaps a project the size of Firefox has just too many details to attend to with the kind of care one might otherwise want...

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Re: Firefox 4 (4.0) and Shortcut Key for Search Bar
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011, 01:05:40 PM »
For a more lightweight approach (only 3kB :o):
Change Search Shortcut

Quote from: Change Search Shortcut
Allows to change the search shortcut. After the comedy with Panorama taking over CTRL+E, then switching to CTRL+SHIFT+E, without restoring CTRL+E, I've decided to make this very simple plug-in to allow people to choose their own shortcut.

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Re: Firefox 4 (4.0) and Shortcut Key for Search Bar
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011, 07:34:40 PM »
Some fun text in the description for "Change Search Shortcut":

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Allows to change the search shortcut. After the comedy with Panorama taking over CTRL+E, then switching to CTRL+SHIFT+E, without restoring CTRL+E, I've decided to make this very simple plug-in to allow people to choose their own shortcut.