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How to switch back Firefox display after displaying Source Page View with Ctrl-U

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The CTRL-U shortcut displays the source version of the current page. In some specific situations, this feature can be useful, but not very often for regular users (in contrast to developers). Unfortunately I can't find a way to switch back from this view: Ctrl-U isn't a toggle and there's no other shortcut that could be used to display initial view again. Also, I haven't found a menu command useful in such situation.

Also it is impossible to disable Firefox shortcuts selectively. Thus if you press Ctrl-U by chance then you cant view the original rendered page version and you lost what you entered in editing fields on the page.

Is there a way to achieve some level of control over this unwanted "improvement"?

The CTRL-U shortcut displays the source version of the current page. In some specific situations, this feature can be useful, but not very often for regular users (in contrast to developers). Unfortunately I can't find a way to switch back from this view: Ctrl-U isn't a toggle and there's no other shortcut that could be used to display initial view again. Also, I haven't found a menu command useful in such situation. Also it is impossible to disable Firefox shortcuts selectively. Thus if you press Ctrl-U by chance then you cant view the original rendered page version and you lost what you entered in editing fields on the page. Is there a way to achieve some level of control over this unwanted "improvement"?

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Hi witrak,

it's difficult to understand your issue, because source view opens either in a new tab or new window. It's enough to close it to get back to the original page.

If it by any chance has been opened in the same tab, you should press the Back arrow to go back to the original page.

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Hi witrak,

it's difficult to understand your issue, because source view opens either in a new tab or new window. It's enough to close it to get back to the original page.

If it by any chance has been opened in the same tab, you should press the Back arrow to go back to the original page.

Hi witrak, it's difficult to understand your issue, because source view opens either in a new tab or new window. It's enough to close it to get back to the original page. If it by any chance has been opened in the same tab, you should press the Back arrow to go back to the original page.
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