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Firefox on Linux no longer recognizes Super/Meta key in shortcuts since upgrading to version 13.

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In previous versions of Firefox, I would have the following shortcuts for Stumbleupon: Stumble = Meta + x "Like" = Meta + c "Dislike" = Meta + z Toggle Toolbar = Meta + s

These shortcuts worked fine throughout version 12. However, I just upgraded to Firefox 13, and these shortcuts are not recognized. Instead, Firefox completely ignores the meta key and simply passes through the x/c/z/s key instead. I have tested this by highlighting a text field and pressing these shortcuts, which resulted in the x/c/z/s key appearing in the text field as opposed to the appropriate action being carried out.

I am running a fully up-to-date installation of Arch Linux x86_64. Edit: I forgot to mention that I'm using KDE 4.8.3.

In previous versions of Firefox, I would have the following shortcuts for Stumbleupon: Stumble = Meta + x "Like" = Meta + c "Dislike" = Meta + z Toggle Toolbar = Meta + s These shortcuts worked fine throughout version 12. However, I just upgraded to Firefox 13, and these shortcuts are not recognized. Instead, Firefox completely ignores the meta key and simply passes through the x/c/z/s key instead. I have tested this by highlighting a text field and pressing these shortcuts, which resulted in the x/c/z/s key appearing in the text field as opposed to the appropriate action being carried out. I am running a fully up-to-date installation of Arch Linux x86_64. Edit: I forgot to mention that I'm using KDE 4.8.3.

Modified by Berrex

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Antriksh Yadav 0 solutions 4 answers

It is possible that there is some sort of incompatibility in the StumbleUpon add-on. Give them some time to fix it and it may start working.

It is possible that there is some sort of incompatibility in the StumbleUpon add-on. Give them some time to fix it and it may start working.
Paul Murphy 0 solutions 2 answers

I have this problem and I do not use the StumbleUpon addon.

I use the Keyconfig addon to setup keyboard shortcuts, almost all of which involve the Super/Meta key. Examples: <Super>h = home page, <Super>t = new tab, <Super>g = find again.

These shortcuts no longer work in Firefox 13. Instead, Firefox ignores the Super key altogether. So for example it interprets '<Super>t' as 't', and does a quick search on 't'.

I'm using 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 with the default Gnome desktop.

Edit: I checked the system details for the original poster, and noticed that he is also using the keyconfig addon.

I have this problem and I do not use the StumbleUpon addon. I use the Keyconfig addon to setup keyboard shortcuts, almost all of which involve the Super/Meta key. Examples: <Super>h = home page, <Super>t = new tab, <Super>g = find again. These shortcuts no longer work in Firefox 13. Instead, Firefox ignores the Super key altogether. So for example it interprets '<Super>t' as 't', and does a quick search on 't'. I'm using 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 with the default Gnome desktop. Edit: I checked the system details for the original poster, and noticed that he is also using the keyconfig addon.

Modified by Paul Murphy

Paul Murphy 0 solutions 2 answers

Helpful Reply

This bug has been reported in this bug report on bugzilla.

The problem has been diagnosed, but no-one is working on it at present.

So if this problem affects you, please vote on it at the linked page at bugzilla.

This bug has been reported in [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=751749 this bug report] on bugzilla. The problem has been diagnosed, but no-one is working on it at present. So if this problem affects you, please vote on it at the linked page at bugzilla.