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How to make FF display keyboard shortcuts next to menu items?
When I would click the Firefox button, it would never show me keyboard shortcuts next to menu options, but just today, it started showing them and I liked it but then it went away somehow and I can't figure out how to enable it. For example, when I'd click the Firefox button, next to "Add-ons" it would say "Ctrl+Shift+A" because that's the relevant shortcut, but now it does not display the shortcut. I want to figure out how to make it display it.
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There are a number of add-on from the Mozilla Add-on Centre that can help to improve, add, and change your keyboard shortcuts for the Firefox browser.
I haven't found one that does what you have described above.
You can suggest this feature to the Mozilla developers if you go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. (You'll need to be on the latest version of Firefox to submit feedback). Your feedback gets collected at http://input.mozilla.org/, where a team of people read it and gather data about the most common issues.
You should see those shortcuts next to menu items.
Does it make a difference when the menu bar is displayed (Firefox > Options).
Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).
- Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window.
Hey, thanks for the response. I could have sworn that for a brief period of time, the shortcuts were displayed next to the menu options themselves. I thought it was just a new thing in an update but I guess not. Do you know how it might have happened to show the shortcuts and then disappearing later on? This is so weird..
Cor-el, when I press "alt" in order to get the classic view of the menu, it DOES show the shortcuts next to the menu items! I restarted in safe mode but it still does not show the shortcuts next to the menu options when I click the big orange Firefox button.
Okay, this just keeps getting weirder! After restarting Firefox again (so it will restart in regular mode, not safe mode) the shortcuts show up again.
I have Tooltips on cursor hover for the Main menu items. But not showing in the orange Firefox button Main menu, only the secondary or sub-menus, on WinXP from Firefox 4.0 to the present 24.0 version.
Could that be a Aero only thing? And with that the Tooltips aren't displayed?
I'm not on Windows, so I don't know the effect of Aero in Firefox.
I think that Aero would only have effect on which colors (transparency) are used and not on displaying data like keyboard shortcuts in menus.
And now it's gone again! What the hell!!!!
Do you see the shortcut keys in the sub menus?
I only see them in the sub menus of the Firefox menu button.
Hello, confirm the-edmeister reply, without Tooltips on cursor, i have the same behavior, in win xp
But not showing in the orange Firefox button Main menu, only the secondary or sub-menus
as the-edmeister said above.
The shortcuts show up in the classic menu, but not in the Firefox button menu. And I just switched to a non aero theme and it didn't change anything regarding shortcuts being shown.
This is driving me nuts. I just closed firefox, ran the command "firefox.exe -p" and switched to a new profile and the shortcuts were still the same (not showing in the firefox menu but showing in the classic menu). I closed FF ran the command again and switched to my default profile and what do you know, the shortcuts are being shown again in the Firefox button menu! And then, just to test it, I close firefox and restart it again and the shortcuts are gone again.
By default the Menu Bar drop-down menus do show the keyboard commands, and the Firefox button main menu doesn't. Your first screenshot is showing aberrant behavior IMO, but then again I'm not using Win7 - I'm on WinXP, and there may be differences between the two OS's beyond Aero and the Toolbar icon set.
Are you sure that you haven't installed multiple Firefox versions?
You can check the version in Help > About
I'm pretty sure.
Okay, now I just closed Firefox, ran Firefox.exe -p, chose the test profile, exited Firefox, ran the command again, deleted the test profile and all files associated with it, chose the default profile and launched firefox and now the shortcuts are showing in the Firefox menu and even when I restart, they are still there. So... I guess problem solved for now?
Since FF updated to 25, the keyboard shortcuts from the drop down menu have disappeared again. This is ridiculous..
It just comes and goes randomly. Wtf Firefox!