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Ctrl+E to focus url bar now add "? " before caret. How to fix that?

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Exactly as this previous question on Firefox Develop: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1248209

I use ctrl+E to go to urlBar most of the times, this "? " appearing is really annoying, getting in the way.

Is there anyway to disable this?

Thanks! :)

Exactly as this previous question on Firefox Develop: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1248209 I use ctrl+E to go to urlBar most of the times, this "? " appearing is really annoying, getting in the way. Is there anyway to disable this? Thanks! :)

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The Alt key sequence to focus the location bar is Alt+D in most locales (Alt+D or Ctrl+L). In locales where Alt+D opens a menu drop-down list (e.g. German: Datei) there is an alternative Alt key sequence.

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cor-el
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You can consider to add the regular search bar to the Navigation Toolbar or to the overflow area (>>) to make Ctrl+K focus this search bar instead of the location bar and avoid getting the '?'.

You can consider to add the regular search bar to the Navigation Toolbar or to the overflow area (>>) to make Ctrl+K focus this search bar instead of the location bar and avoid getting the '?'.

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Doing so ctrl+E and ctrl+K focus on the search bar, not on url bar anymore... ):

I want to use ctrl+E to focus in the url bar, to type a new url, or bookmark, etc. Not for searching...

Doing so ctrl+E and ctrl+K focus on the search bar, not on url bar anymore... ): I want to use ctrl+E to focus in the url bar, to type a new url, or bookmark, etc. Not for searching...
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those where always the shortcuts to focus the search bar.

keyboard shortcuts to focus the address bar are: ctrl+l, alt+s, f6 Keyboard shortcuts - Perform common Firefox tasks quickly

those where always the shortcuts to focus the search bar. keyboard shortcuts to focus the address bar are: ctrl+l, alt+s, f6 [[Keyboard shortcuts - Perform common Firefox tasks quickly]]

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Yes, but alt+S doesn't work (opens history menu), and ctrl+L and F6 are a bit far away from my left hand. Thus I tested and find ctrl+E, which worked like a charm, and been using this for years...

As I didn't have a search bar, makes perfectly sense it focus on the Awesome Bar, which also works as search. But this "? " appearing seems too much counter intuitive.

Would one start a search with "? " just because it's as search? I already make use of something similar, with a bunch of tagged bookmarks, didn't see any good in this "prefix"..

Yes, but alt+S doesn't work (opens history menu), and ctrl+L and F6 are a bit far away from my left hand. Thus I tested and find ctrl+E, which worked like a charm, and been using this for years... As I didn't have a search bar, makes perfectly sense it focus on the Awesome Bar, which also works as search. But this "? " appearing seems too much counter intuitive. Would one start a search with "? " just because it's as search? I already make use of something similar, with a bunch of tagged bookmarks, didn't see any good in this "prefix"..
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sorry, those shortcuts seem to be locale specific, in english builds it's alt+d according to the documentation...

sorry, those shortcuts seem to be locale specific, in english builds it's alt+d according to the documentation...
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The Alt key sequence to focus the location bar is Alt+D in most locales (Alt+D or Ctrl+L). In locales where Alt+D opens a menu drop-down list (e.g. German: Datei) there is an alternative Alt key sequence.

The Alt key sequence to focus the location bar is Alt+D in most locales (Alt+D or Ctrl+L). In locales where Alt+D opens a menu drop-down list (e.g. German: Datei) there is an alternative Alt key sequence.

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philipp said

sorry, those shortcuts seem to be locale specific, in english builds it's alt+d according to the documentation...

But I'm using the US build... :s In your previous comment you said alt+S, but alt+D works. Thanks mate!

''philipp [[#answer-1193254|said]]'' <blockquote> sorry, those shortcuts seem to be locale specific, in english builds it's alt+d according to the documentation... </blockquote> But I'm using the US build... :s In your previous comment you said alt+S, but alt+D works. Thanks mate!

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cor-el said

The Alt key sequence to focus the location bar is Alt+D in most locales (Alt+D or Ctrl+L). In locales where Alt+D opens a menu drop-down list (e.g. German: Datei) there is an alternative Alt key sequence.

Thanks a lot! alt+D works fine, and I can become used with this very easily.

It ins't exactly a solution for the question, but works perfectly fine.

''cor-el [[#answer-1193268|said]]'' <blockquote> The Alt key sequence to focus the location bar is Alt+D in most locales (Alt+D or Ctrl+L). In locales where Alt+D opens a menu drop-down list (e.g. German: Datei) there is an alternative Alt key sequence. </blockquote> Thanks a lot! alt+D works fine, and I can become used with this very easily. It ins't exactly a solution for the question, but works perfectly fine.

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