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How set up a function key (i.e., alt-F1) to navigate to a specific url? Like I do in Safari.

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How set up a function key (i.e., alt-F1) to navigate to a specific url? Like I do in Safari.

In Safari, I hit command-(digit) (for example, command-1) and navigate to the URL associated with that key (the first one in my bookmarks bar). And so on through F10. How can I set this up in Firefox? I am using Windows 8. Are there some keys that are available for this, such as alt, or ctrl, or shift, plus a function key, or numeric key?

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Re: How set up a function key (i.e., alt-F1) to navigate to a specific url? Like I do in Safari.

You can set up a keyword for a bookmark and use that to go to that bookmark. If I set up "mfa" as the keyword for the mozilla firefox addons site, typing mfa in the address bar would make Firefox navigate there.

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Re: How set up a function key (i.e., alt-F1) to navigate to a specific url? Like I do in Safari.

You can use the keyconfig extension to launch a bookmark via a keyword.

I use PrefBar to do this.


if(window.loadURI){loadURI(getShortcutOrURI('<keyword>',{}));}