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How can I customise/remove a default keyboard shortcut?

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  • Last reply by DevilEars

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It's good to have those built-in shortcuts, but it's stupid you can't modify them. When I use this website I can't input the division sign by pressing / on the keypad because it's the shortcut for Quick Find. I guess this is because the place to input is not a normal text box like in WolframAlpha , but part of the whole webpage(?). Add the function to customise shortcuts is much easier than let Firefox recognise and deal with this situation, I think. In fact, most software supports customising shortcuts, so I'm surprised to find there's no way for Firefox to do that.

Modified by WANGtheneighbor

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For the Quick find keyboard shortcut there are prefs on the about:config page to disable this feature.

accessibility.typeaheadfind = false
accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart = false
accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual = false
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Thanks a lot y'all! Have a nice day.

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I also think that it is not conviniant to not have possobility to change shortcuts. It is already second falt from firefox I incounter in this month. First one was BIG focus border around address bar. And now this one.

I want to replace ctrl+shift+P with ctrl+shift+N.

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I have the same issue. The downloads shortcut used to be Ctrl + J and now someone decided to map that to something else that is hardly ever used. I would like to change it back to Ctrl + J and then the lesser used one can be something else.

Being able to map your own keyboard shortcuts is a feature that needs to come back. Firefox's main selling point is that it is customisable. Please let us customise our own browser