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How do I prevent the CTRL-F shortcut from engaging in full-screen mode?

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When I want to search for something on a website, I hit CTRL-F which activates full-screen mode. I would like to know this shortcut can be reprogrammed to search for something within a page instead of activating full-screen. I tried searching this community and on-line for this information but could not find it. Thank you for your time. I use Mozilla FireFox 67.0.4.

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Does the website use Ctrl+f for its own Find feature, or you want to use Ctrl+f for Firefox's built-in "find in page" feature instead of Command+f?

Firefox doesn't have a built-in feature to disable or reassign keyboard shortcuts. However, scripts in web pages can intercept many of them, which is how extensions like the following can reassign keys. You could take a look at whether either of them works with this one:

Because they need to add code to the page to intercept keys, they unfortunately require the highest level of permission to access all data. So shop carefully.