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    Default Firefox shortcuts

    Hi I want to configure the "back" shortcut in firefox to the backspace button but cant find the configure shortcut menu (if one exists) hitting ctl+ (back arrow) just isnt as convenient is there anyway to change this? also, anyway to configure the web address bar to highlight the address once I click on it? (three clicks is also not very convenient) thanks

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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Firefox shortcuts

    threatingbehaviour wrote:

    > Hi I want to configure the "back" shortcut in firefox to the backspace
    > button but cant find the configure shortcut menu (if one exists) hitting
    > ctl+ (back arrow) just isnt as convenient is there anyway to change
    > this?


    about:config

    And search for key "browser.backspace_action", it should be "0".

    If it's currently "0" and does not work, change it to "1", close the browser
    and test again. If that works, restore the "0" value again.

    > also, anyway to configure the web address bar to highlight the
    > address once I click on it? (three clicks is also not very convenient)
    > thanks


    "Ctrl+L"?

    Greetings,

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    Default Re: Firefox shortcuts

    [QUOTE=Camalen;2009898]

    about:config

    And search for key "browser.backspace_action", it should be "0".

    If it's currently "0" and does not work, change it to "1", close the browser
    and test again. If that works, restore the "0" value again.



    Thanks for some reason it was set to 2 by default.

    > also, anyway to configure the web address bar to highlight the
    > address once I click on it? (three clicks is also not very convenient)
    > thanks

    "Ctrl+L"?


    yes I know of this shortcut but I just want to click on the address once (instead of 3 times) an have the whole address highlighted.

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    Camalen NNTP User

    Default Re: Firefox shortcuts

    threatingbehaviour wrote:

    > yes I know of this shortcut but I just want to click on the address
    > once (instead of 3 times) an have the whole address highlighted.


    about:config

    browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll true

    THT

    Greetings,

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    brassy NNTP User

    Default Re: Firefox shortcuts

    >> yes I know of this shortcut but I just want to click on the address
    >> once (instead of 3 times) an have the whole address highlighted.


    1. hover your mouse pointer over the beginning point of the address
    2. press and hold left mouse button
    3. drag to the end of the address
    4. release left mouse button

    the result is the entire address is highlighted AND automatically
    stored in a clipboard memory....that is to say you may now (without
    any more clicks on the address) place your mouse cursor over any place
    that will accept the url, and double click...when you do the address
    will appear in its new location!

    OR, if you wish--while that original address is highlighted in the
    address bar you may use key combinations to copy it (ctrl+c OR
    ctrl+insert) to a different clipboard location...that is to say, note
    unlike windows, Linux by default has TWO clipboard locations....one if
    you only use the mouse sweep to highlight, and another one if you use
    the keyboard keys..

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    brassy

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