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Some of the sites I visit allow me to format text with control characters (eg ctrl-b to bold the text). However, Firefox interrupts the control characters and opens the bookmark sidebar instead. How can I override this shortcut (and, perhaps, almost every shortcut)? Thank you, Ben

Some of the sites I visit allow me to format text with control characters (eg ctrl-b to bold the text). However, Firefox interrupts the control characters and opens the bookmark sidebar instead. How can I override this shortcut (and, perhaps, almost every shortcut)? Thank you, Ben
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WestEnd
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What sites and screenshot of the error so others can test what your saying.

What sites and screenshot of the error so others can test what your saying.
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Isaac Vazquez 0 solutions 1 answers

It happens on any contenteditable element.

For example: MDN Contenteditable

Select some text in the editor on that page and try to bold it using cmd+b OR ctrl+b and it will open the bookmarks sidebar.

I just want to be able to disable or turn off that shortcut, so those content editors work correctly.

It happens on any contenteditable element. For example: [https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Global_attributes/contenteditable MDN Contenteditable] Select some text in the editor on that page and try to bold it using cmd+b OR ctrl+b and it will open the bookmarks sidebar. I just want to be able to disable or turn off that shortcut, so those content editors work correctly.
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cor-el
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Firefox 65 changed how key events on non-printing keys are sent to websites. Previously, a site would get a "keydown" and a "keypress", but starting in Firefox 65, it only got a "keydown".

  • dom.keyboardevent.keypress.hack.dispatch_non_printable_keys = "comma separated list of host-names"
Firefox 65 changed how key events on non-printing keys are sent to websites. Previously, a site would get a "keydown" and a "keypress", but starting in Firefox 65, it only got a "keydown". *dom.keyboardevent.keypress.hack.dispatch_non_printable_keys = "comma separated list of host-names" *[https://www.fxsitecompat.dev/en-CA/docs/2018/non-printable-keys-no-longer-fire-keypress-event/]

Modified by cor-el

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