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1answer
31 views

How to execute a command with “=” sign in a desktop shortcut?

I'm trying to modify my Firefox shortcut in Unity so that it started with a specific parameter. From a terminal, I would start like this: VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl firefox I tried modifying the ...
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FIrefox - Why does ALT+A select all text and not CTRL+A? [duplicate]

Since I am so used to using the standard Ctrl+-a to select all, I am wondering why in Firefox I have to use Alt-a? I just downloaded this Plugin -- in the hope of solving this issue, but on opening ...
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1answer
104 views

Firefox shortcut (ctrl+tab) wont work on flash video [closed]

While I am using Firefox and have multiple tabs, When I navigate through the tabs and some tab happens to have a flash player video (etc facebook video, youtube video) the shortcut ctrl+tab doesn't ...
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Horizontal scrolling in Firefox to Shift+Mouse Scroll (instead of Back/Forward)

On Ubuntu 13.10, with Chrome browser, gedit, Gimp etc. the Shift + Mouse Scroll == Horizontal scroll. With Firefox (26.0) it behaves as Back/Forward page, which is really annoying. How I can ...
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0answers
29 views

How do I make Ctrl+F4 close a tab in Firefox in KDE? [duplicate]

I'm used to closing Firefox tabs using the Ctrl+F4 shortcut. But this shortcut is not working in Linux Mint 15 KDE. I was unable to find the "Close Tab" option in Shortcuts options in KDE. How do I ...
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2answers
463 views

How to select (& copy) only a part (in the middle) of a linked text?

Example link: The artist John Doe shows us his cat! I want to copy the text "John Doe" only. It should work while holding Alt (according to this and this answer), but for me this would move ...
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1answer
43 views

How to map keys to launch URLs in Firefox?

I'm looking for a way to launch some frequently used URLs in Firefox using short-cut keys. It would be a great time saver.
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1answer
867 views

Ctrl+F4 doesn't work in KDE for Firefox

I observed that the shortcut for closing a tab in Firefox (Ctrl+F4) doesn't work on KDE. It seems it is being intercepted by KWin. Is there any fix or workaround for this problem?
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1answer
1k views

emacs keybindings in ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to get Emacs-like Keybindings in GTK, Firefox, Chrome, etc. I have followed the directions recommended here (and in lots of places) but to no effect. In other words, I added ...
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Shortcut to Move Tabs in Firefox

I'm wondering how to move the focused tab around, to right or left, using a keyboard shortcut in 12.04? After a Google search I found the shortcut Ctrl + (L/R)Arrows, but it seems to work only in ...
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1answer
318 views

How to move between Nautilus panes?

I believe Nautilus is the file system in Ubuntu. When I have two tabs open, in say my home directory, how do I move between them easily? Is there a shortcut key? For example: In Firefox, Ctrl + Tab ...
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1answer
364 views

Keyboard shortcuts in Firefox don't work as expected

Previously, on Ubuntu and other systems, the following shortcuts in Firefox would work: Ctrl + Tab - Switches between tabs Ctrl + F4 - Closes current tab Since installing the Mate desktop (Gnome ...
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3answers
4k views

How to launch different firefox profiles via the keyboard using Unity

I'm a heavy user of firefox profiles - a general one, work and one just for facebook so facebook doesn't know where I'm browsing. I have customised my firefox launcher icon to give me access to ...
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1answer
952 views

How to change key-bindings in firefox?

Firefox constantly keep moving platformHTMLBindings.xml when it upgrade. I want to replace it to support vi key-bindings. But I cannot find it any more. sudo find / -name platformHTMLBindings.xml ...
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3answers
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open link from chrome to firefox?

I've got two browsers open, chrome and firefox, and would like to have a shortcut to be able to open a link I have in chrome as a new tab in my firefox window. Right now I do this by clicking 'Copy ...
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3answers
3k views

How can I change Firefox switching tabs shortcuts?

I was used to press Control+1, Control+2 and so on to switch between tabs in Firefox. Now, in Unity, I have to use the Alt key instead. How can I change that? Thanks!
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1answer
198 views

Why don't the Alt+num Firefox keyboard shortcuts work?

There is problem in Firefox 4.x with Alt+num shortcut (switching between tabs) - it just doesn't work. I'm not sure if this is a problem with my Ubuntu installation (11.04 upgraded from 10.10) or this ...
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3answers
833 views

Keyboard shortcut to un-focus form controls

While a form control like <select> or <input> is focused the arrow keys, Page Up, Page Down, Home and End all navigate inside the contents of that control rather than the web page itself. ...
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4answers
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Disable CTRL+Q in Firefox without keyconfig extension

How do I disable the Ctrl + Q shortcut in Firefox without using the keyconfig extension?
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1answer
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How can I change the hotkey to Firefox's Search Engine field (next to the address bar)

In the Ubuntu version of Firefox, the keybinding to the the Search Engine text-box (next to the addressbar) is different to what I am used to (in the Windows version). Can I change this key form ...