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Great add-on. Unfortunately, it doesn't play well with PrefBar (http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/67148). After I've installed Firemacs, the Prefbar Buttons are gone. I've no idea which of the two extensions is to blame for this, though.
A must add-on for emacs users, especially when cooperating with those programs which use web-browser as their frontend, such as sagemath.
I'm looking forward to the addition of "undo close tab", though I don't have any wine ;-)
You are awesome. I think you contribute to emacs auto-complete-mode too which I also use everyday besides firemacs.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; zh-CN; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20091221 (CK-IBM) Firefox/3.5.7 GTB6
I couldn't find any way to get in touch with Kazu Yamamoto so I'm posting my bug report here.
I cannot get this to work at all on my mac. There is simply no change in the keybindings. Have any other mac users had any luck?
On Fedora 10 it seemed to work fine, though, very useful for when conkeror fails.
Just started playing with this, but for those that wander how this works, go to any textarea and use CTRL-N and CTRL-P to go to previous or next line.
This already works on linux, but not on Mac or Windows.
On all platforms, however, emacs style shortcuts work in rich text editors like http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/examples/editor/flickr_editor.html
only with this extension.
The config window shows how you can customize the keystrokes, but I'm happy with the defaults. :-)
It just feels like emacs, thank you!
Sorry, but there is no support section and I can't find a way to contact the developer anywhere. I tried the experimental 3.7 release for Firefox 3.0.12 on Mac 10.5.7 but the install seems to fail. Any advice?
Man, thank you, thank you!
being a long-time emacs user, this is the most valuable firefox addon of all.
(NOTE - i'm having some problems with 3.6 version (^G doesn't deactivate selection, ^S activates the save dialog in linux, but not windows), so for now i'm reverting to firemacs 3.5, and it works fine. i've notifed the developer separately, mention the problem here in case others need the workaround.)
I feel this is really a great addon.
Mr./Ms. xinilux , you can find experimental version from
I can't find your email contact so the bug report goes here. Firemacs 3.5 is incompatible with Firefox 3.5; hope to see an update soon, it's a fabulous addon!
great add-on, thanks.
Seems that alt+backspace in address bar is broken in firemacs 3.5 with linux.
Really great add-on. Would be even better in Thunderbird for composing emails. Someone please port!
This is really needed for Thunderbird. Someone please port!!
Thank you for wonderfull extention.
But, MAYBE firemacs3.4 is not compatible with linux.
Some keybindings is not work in view.(It works in textbox.)
I tested firemacs3.2 is work in linux.
But, /chrome/content/init.js is not compatible with GranParadiso(not a firefox branded one)
This is solution for make it work.
1. Check your ua, alert(navigator.userAgent) in URL bar.
2. It returns like "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/2008100314 GranParadiso/3.0.3"
3. Do these in bash. (if your returns other UA change it in regexp.)
$ wget https://addons.mozilla.org/ja/firefox/downloads/file/28377/firemacs-3.2-fx.xpi
$ mkdir firemacs-3.2 && cd firemacs-3.2
$ unzip ../firemacs-3.2-fx.xpi
$ cd chrome && jar -xvf firemacs.jar && cd content
$ perl -pi -e 's/Firefox\/3/Firefox\/3|GranParadiso\/3/g' init.js
$ cd ../ && jar -cvf firemacs.jar content skin
$ cd ../ && zip firemacs-3.2-fx.xpi chrome/firemacs.jar chrome.manifest install.rdf
4. Drag and Drop firemacs-3.2-fx.xpi to Add-on panel.
Thanks and sorry for poor english.
How can I navigate in and mark text which is not in any forms?
Great addon for emacs users! Thank you very much, Kazu.
I found a little but bothersome issue in the find dialog: When the search string has matches I can close the find dialog by pressing C-g, but with no matches C-g is broken.
I would expect C-g to always close the find dialog.
I would say that five stars is not enough.
Firemacs is the single most important feature that has increased
my browsing experience significantly since Mosaic.
If it wouldn't be for Firemacs I wouldn't be using Firefox 3 now. When I installed Firefox 3 and found that my gtk key settings were ignored my only choice would be to abandond Firefox3. But thanks to Firemacs I can continue to use Firefox and now Firefox start becoming real frindly.
On the other hand, setting basic keys, like editing keys and such should be done centrally per user, not per application.
In all GUIs you should be able to set key preferences like emacs, vi or the brain dead windows keys. In GTK this is possible since long time and also in KDE, but there are applications that ignores them (which firefox3 did...).
This type of add on like Firemacs should be available in for all types of applications, to fine tune user preferences, but the fundamental problem should be dealt with centrally.
I like this add-on a lot. I used to use gconf on linux to accomplish this, but that no longer seems to work with ff3, so firemacs was just what I needed.
One problem I've had is that I don't like the fact that it uses the X-Windows cut and paste buffer to store the contents of the emacs kill buffer. This is different from what I was used to when I used gconf, and I had built up a lot of habits that no longer worked. For instance, if I wanted to go to a web address that was on my clipboard, I used to click in the url bar, do control-A control-K, and then click on the middle mouse button to paste the new address in. Now that no longer works, because the control-K overwrites the X-windows cut and paste buffer. It would be nice if there could be a user preference setting to change this behavior.
I also didn't like the default keybindings, because too many of them overrode the standard Firefox ones (e.g., control-T). However, it was no big deal to get rid of all the ones I didn't want.
It is a nice extension, although it fails to override a lot of shortcuts (ej, C-s ) and some other add-ons can have shortcuts that override the settings in firemacs (ej.M-n when google notebok is installed).
i would love to have emacs keybindings supported, but this version
(3.3) doesn't seem to do anything on ff3. after installing,
keybindings continued to be as their default behavior....
Previous versions worked perfectly, but 3.3 doesn't work at all. And since I can't find a way to contact the author directly, here I am....
Firefox 3.3 supports Firefox and Iceweasel only.
I have added code to support BonEcho and Minefield to
the CVS tree. http://www.mew.org/~kazu/proj/firemacs/
If you are using another kind of Firefox, please tell me what
kind of string is displayed if you type the following in the URL bar: