I have been using Firefox for years on Windows and I do a lot with keyboard. For example, Ctrl-Y shows the downloads. And now on Ubuntu all this is broken. I need an easy way to set Windows-Firefox keyboard shortcuts for Ubuntu-Firefox.

  • I hate it when it comes to this silly fight about shortcuts on the SAME application. Microsoft translates shortcuts (e.g. bold = ctrl + b in italian is grassetto = ctrl + g): that's just crazy.
    – Pitto
    Nov 8, 2011 at 14:08

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There is a KeyConfig extension. it seems to be the least painful way to assign shortcut keys.

See this page: Change Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

KeyConfig assignments dialog

Although it does not contain preconfigured bindings for Windows.


Apart from the KeyConfig extension, there is an extension that is available on the Ubuntu extensions website and needs no Firefox restart: Customizable Shortcuts. It adds a shortcuts-tab in the preferences dialog and presents shortcuts grouped on theme. Check the Mozilla Support support website for the shortcuts as used on Windows.

Customizable Shortcuts screenshot


Use the keyconfig plugin. You can install it here.

Press Ctrl+Shift+F12 to bring up the dialog and set new keyboard shortcuts.


First of all the shortcuts for firefox in ubuntu an d windows are a lot different (*example for downloads in ubuntu the shortcut is ctrl+shift+y) you should refer for documentation in ubuntu firefox help menu or use internet resources

  • I need a quick way to make keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu-Firefox to be the same as in Windows-Firefox. If I was unclear in my post, please correct me
    – Dan
    Nov 8, 2011 at 13:39
  • visit this link it may help support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/… was not able to find how to make custom shortcut)
    – coder
    Nov 8, 2011 at 13:51

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