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Some of the sites I visit allow me to format text with control characters (eg ctrl-b to bold the text). However, Firefox interrupts the control characters and opens the bookmark sidebar instead. How can I override this shortcut (and, perhaps, almost every shortcut)? Thank you, Ben

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What sites and screenshot of the error so others can test what your saying.

It happens on any contenteditable element.

For example: MDN Contenteditable

Select some text in the editor on that page and try to bold it using cmd+b OR ctrl+b and it will open the bookmarks sidebar.

I just want to be able to disable or turn off that shortcut, so those content editors work correctly.

Firefox 65 changed how key events on non-printing keys are sent to websites. Previously, a site would get a "keydown" and a "keypress", but starting in Firefox 65, it only got a "keydown".

  • dom.keyboardevent.keypress.hack.dispatch_non_printable_keys = "comma separated list of host-names"

cor-el மூலமாக திருத்தப்பட்டது

CTRL+i also opens bookmarks toolbar (instead of making text italic). I tried installing Shortkeys (addon) and disabled CTRL+b and CTRL+i, but it doesn't work, firefox still intercepts the keypress and opens the effing bookmarks bar.

This happens to me on Mac with Command–[comma] on Google Drive, which should insert a subscript in the document, but instead is intercepted by Firefox which opens my Preferences.

Infuriatingly, there does not appear to be any way in the Preferences tab which I keep opening to disable keystrokes, and on top of that, this command isn't even listed in any of the lists I can find of keyboard shortcuts for Firefox in the first place (e.g. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly).