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Disable Downloads

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We have deployed Firefox across multiple sites in our company. We are looking for a way to disable the "CTRL+J" shortcut that opens the download manager. In fact, for the purpose of the profile that we are using, we do not need the download manager at all.

So far I was able to find a plugin that will allow us to disable the keyboard shortcut (Customizable-Shortcuts by Tim Taubert) which would meet our needs, but it always our preference to use our lockPref profile.

The solution that I tried didn't seem to work (preventing panel shown and toolkit UI) [Preferences below are for purposes of illustration. I am aware that syntax is not correct.]

browser.download.panel.shown=false browser.download.useToolkitUI=false

I'm wondering if anyone else has come across this and if anyone has an idea.

Thanks.

Réiteach roghnaithe

If you want to change the shortcut keys;

Customizable Shortcuts {web link} Allows to customize Firefox shortcuts.

Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here)

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I don't know if this will help;

CCK2 Wizard {web link} Need to customize Firefox? With the CCK2 Wizard, you can create custom Firefox configurations that can be installed as extensions or deployed with AutoConfig.

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Note that this shortcut normally opens the Bookmarks/History Manager (Library) with the Downloads folder selected. The Library can be accessed in many ways and there is also the about:downloads page that can be opened via the location bar. So I'm not sure what the reason is for disabling this keyboard shortcut.

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Hi,

I've explored the CCK2 wizard extensionally. It doesn't suit our needs as it is a pretty bloated way of achieving the exact same thing we've done in our policies.

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You are correct that the shortcut opens the Library view instead of directly to a downloads view.

We did not provide a reason for this to be disabled only that it should be. We have an application that is being interfered with by this combination.

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

If you want to change the shortcut keys;

Customizable Shortcuts {web link} Allows to customize Firefox shortcuts.

Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here)

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You could opt for a simple extension that disables this shortcut key.

<?xml version="1.0"?>

<overlay id="keydisable-overlay" xmlns="http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul">

<script type="text/javascript">
<![CDATA[
var E = window.document.getElementById("key_openDownloads");
if (E) {
  E.removeAttribute("key");
  E.removeAttribute("modifiers");
  E.removeAttribute("command");
}
]]></script>

</overlay>