X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Support Forum

Disable Quick Find Slash

Posted

Pressing the slash key opens the quick find bar. This interferes with some JavaScript-based apps I use, which intercept the slash as a command, and thus forces me to use Chrome for these apps, while I'm using Firefox for literally everything else.

Is there any way to disable this shortcut? None of the keyboard shortcut modification apps (like keyconfig and the like) include it, so extensions do not seem to be an option.

Also, please don't link to 5-year-old bugfixes which have already been implemented. I am not reporting a bug, I am trying to disable a feature. I understand that some people may like having the slash key activate Quick Find for ease of access purposes, but for me, it is cumbersome.

Pressing the slash key opens the quick find bar. This interferes with some JavaScript-based apps I use, which intercept the slash as a command, and thus forces me to use Chrome for these apps, while I'm using Firefox for literally everything else. Is there any way to disable this shortcut? None of the keyboard shortcut modification apps (like keyconfig and the like) include it, so extensions do not seem to be an option. Also, please don't link to 5-year-old bugfixes which have already been implemented. I am not reporting a bug, I am trying to disable a feature. I understand that some people may like having the slash key activate Quick Find for ease of access purposes, but for me, it is cumbersome.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.45.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 11.9 r900
  • Google Update
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.06
  • 5.1.20513.0
  • WildTangent Games App V2 Presence Detector
  • NPWLPG
  • Intel web components updater - Installs and updates the Intel web components
  • Intel web components for Intel® Identity Protection Technology
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; rv:26.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/26.0

More Information

jscher2000
  • Top 10 Contributor
3241 solutions 29592 answers

Did you see the extension listed in this thread: Can't disable quick find, none of the regular fixes are working? I haven't tried it myself.

Did you see the extension listed in this thread: [https://support.mozilla.org/questions/969805 Can't disable quick find, none of the regular fixes are working]? I haven't tried it myself.
cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
12282 solutions 113754 answers

Chosen Solution

* searchhotkeys: http://nic-nac-project.de/~kaosmos/index-en.html#searchkeys

Question owner

Ah, searchhotkeys worked. Thanks!

Ah, searchhotkeys worked. Thanks!