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Use something other than Ctrl+I for Bookmarks?

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Hey guys,

Now that Firefox has had its speed makeover (nice!), I've switched back to it from Chrome. However, when I post forum messages and try to apply italics by pressing Ctrl+I (which, as you probably know, has been a standard shortcut since the '90s), the bookmark list opens. I'm guessing the person who made that decision was strictly a coder who never used styled text.  :?) Is there a way to change it to something else? Thanks!

Hey guys, Now that Firefox has had its speed makeover (nice!), I've switched back to it from Chrome. However, when I post forum messages and try to apply italics by pressing Ctrl+I (which, as you probably know, has been a standard shortcut since the '90s), the bookmark list opens. I'm guessing the person who made that decision was strictly a coder who never used styled text. :?) Is there a way to change it to something else? Thanks!

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Wesley Branton
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It depends on what website you are using. Typically, it's the website's responsibility to override any browser or operating system keyboard shortcuts if they want to define their own keyboard shortcut. So, on properly designed websites, this keyboard shortcut should never be a problem.

For example, this website does not override the Ctrl + I keyboard shortcut because that shortcut does nothing here. Therefore, the bookmarks sidebar will appear. However, if you go to something like Outlook or Gmail email and press Ctrl + I, they override the keyboard shortcut so that the sidebar will not appear and the feature they have added is run instead.

It's worth noting that it's the same case for the Ctrl + B keyboard shortcut that's commonly used for bold text. But the same rule applies for that.

You are welcome to leave feedback for the Firefox developers, but I'd say it's unlikely it will be changed since it's been a shortcut for a long time. You can go to the Firefox Help menu and select Submit Feedback... or use this link. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.

It depends on what website you are using. Typically, it's the website's responsibility to override any browser or operating system keyboard shortcuts if they want to define their own keyboard shortcut. So, on properly designed websites, this keyboard shortcut should never be a problem. For example, this website does not override the Ctrl + I keyboard shortcut because that shortcut does nothing here. Therefore, the bookmarks sidebar will appear. However, if you go to something like Outlook or Gmail email and press Ctrl + I, they override the keyboard shortcut so that the sidebar will not appear and the feature they have added is run instead. It's worth noting that it's the same case for the Ctrl + B keyboard shortcut that's commonly used for bold text. But the same rule applies for that. You are welcome to leave feedback for the Firefox developers, but I'd say it's unlikely it will be changed since it's been a shortcut for a long time. You can go to the Firefox ''Help'' menu and select ''Submit Feedback...'' or use [https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ this link]. Your feedback gets collected by a team of people who read it and gather data about the most common issues.
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cor-el
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See also "Tools -> Page Info -> Override Keyboard Shortcuts".

  • permissions.default.shortcuts
See also "Tools -> Page Info -> Override Keyboard Shortcuts". *https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/page-info-window-view-technical-details-about-page *permissions.default.shortcuts
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