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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.

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  • 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.

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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

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Use the keyconfig plugin. You can install it here.

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

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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

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  • 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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