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Is there any way to quickly access the options menu without clicking "Firefox/Options"?

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Is there any way to quickly access the options menu without clicking "Firefox/Options"?

I want to be able to quickly jump to the Firefox Options menu without having to click the "Firefox" button and then "Options" after. The reason I want to do this is because I want to be able to quickly change fonts, and I also want to quickly allow/disallow websites from using their own font and background colors. The bright whites that websites often use hurt my eyes. Some websites don't work properly if they aren't allowed to use their own font and background settings, so I have to switch it back and forth, depending on the website. It is annoying to have to go through multiple Firefox menus every time I change my font and background settings. A quick keyboard shortcut or a button press to access options or allow/disallow font and background settings would be great. Any help?

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Re: Is there any way to quickly access the options menu without clicking "Firefox/Options"?

One alternative solution would be to investigate some of the add-ons available. Some of these may need a bit of setting up but then modify how websites display.


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A second alternative if you are good with the keyboard is to use keyboard existing shortcut sequences. I do not know them offhand for Windows, but they are not likely to be particularly convenient unless well learnt and used frequently.

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Re: Is there any way to quickly access the options menu without clicking "Firefox/Options"?

{Alt} - then - {T} - then - {O} will open Options from the keyboard.

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Re: Is there any way to quickly access the options menu without clicking "Firefox/Options"?

You can also consider to look at the PrefBar extension that has some buttons to make such changes and you can create your buttons to change font settings and toggle specific prefs.

  • browser.display.use_document_colors
  • browser.display.use_document_fonts
  • font.minimum-size.x-western
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Re: Is there any way to quickly access the options menu without clicking "Firefox/Options"?

This reply is especially helpful, thank you.