Rated 3.2 out of 5
3.2 Stars out of 5
- by bodwyn, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5I'm actually looking for an extension to disable ctrl+w, which Shortkeys doesn't do, but
Mike was very prompt, clear and helpful to respond to me, so full marks for service, and
Shortkeys dev team (probably Mike) has a new fan when I need its functionality.
- by Firefox user 12583337, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5I don't understand why this addon needs permission to dowload files and change download history. The dev might have his reason and I didn't duck any stars in my review over that but it made me really uncomfortable so I thought I'd mention it. Next, the available actions are quite limited, I just wanted to be able to subsitute Ctrl-H which brings up history sidebar for the history window. It's a pretty basic action and I was suprised to not find it there. [Edit Re Dev Reply] Thanks that makes sense.The downloads permission is needed for the Clear Downloads action. Feel free to review the code in github.
Please come to github and raise an issue, if there are any actions you would like to be added.
- by Firefox user 13543417, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5I'm so glad this extension was ported to Firefox Quantum! It's a very useful tool when working on designing web apps! Thank you for your continued support, Peter Malecka. :)
- by Riksoft, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5V. 2.2.7: Great addon that has now added "close tabs on the right" and "close tabs on the left", in its list of predefined actions.
CONS: these 2 actions work only on some pages. E.g., from the page I'm now writing this review it doesn't work (and it's not a matter of input field because I've put the focus on the page).
SUGGESTION: Maybe (or maybe not because that is button) in this open source addon
can be found the trick to improve this one, because that addon is working even from the about:addon page.
- by jjmcgaffey, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5Thank you. I've been using Dorando KeyConfig for ages (even when it stopped being officially supported, and I had to sneak it in to Firefox) - I _hate_ backspace taking me back a page any time a text field isn't in focus, and the Alt-arrow back and forward drives me nuts (a two-handed shortcut? Really? I know, there's an Alt key on the right too - I never use it). I was afraid I'd lose my fixes - Alt-z for back and Alt-x for forward - with version 57. Thank you so much for making this!
It is a little bit complicated, because the text fields for creating a shortcut will happily take Alt or Backspace and then ignore it because it's not the key (which is alt or backspace - no caps). I had to go round a couple times to get that set up right (the instructions on the right are very helpful). But now it works, yay! Saved my sanity.
- by Firefox user 13467871, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5Please add an option to disable the "ignore key combination when in a textbox " feature, to make it so that the shortcuts work everywhere, just like native firefox shortcuts.
Also, an "undo close tab" action would be a great addition to the program.If your shortcut does not work when an input is focused, this can be turned off in Shortcut Options -> Activation Settings -> ticking the option Active while in form fields. This - however still applies to the webpage context only, and does not apply to url bar and search bar.
The Undo close tab action will be there in the next version.
- by Ben, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5The only reason I installed this extension was in order to disable built-in Firefox shortcuts, which is a feature noted in several places. There is even a "Do Nothing" action to take for a shortcut key designed for this purpose. But it doesn't work; after a "Do Nothing" shortcut key is defined, the key still does its original built-in action. There are bug reports in Github for CTRL-J and CTRL-Q, I wanted to disable CTRL-W...but the answer is "that's not supported by the new Firefox API". Well then, maybe you should remove the feature!This is some uncharted teritory for us: from what I can tell right now - the disable feture works when in a context of a webpage (but not when a search bar or url bar are focused), but some shortcuts like ctrl+w do not seem to follow this logic and cannot be blocked. Sorry about that, maybe we can discuss this with Mozilla.
- by Firefox user 12786924, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5I use it to remap "Previous / Next tab" (via "option-command-n" and "option-command-e") and it only works after a website is "loaded" and it doesn't work on all tabs (for example: it doesn't work on the "Add-ons Manager" tab or other system tabs).Unfortunately, as of now this is a limitation of Firefox API. A new version is coming that moves the loading of the addon a bit sooner, but the page needs to be mostly loaded for it to work.
- by Kognyto, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5For me, this addon does not work when trying to assign either tilde or alt+` for tab navigation. The old swifttabs worked perfectly, but that developer abandoned it; now searching for a replacement, but this doesn't work in Firefox quantum versions. This appears to be because certain pages override the key bindings, so sometimes it will work to switch between tabs with the reassigned shortcut, but sometimes it will get stuck on a particular page. This is not acceptable, and probably a Mozilla issue more than the addon dev's issue.Works fine for me (alt+`), note that a browser restart (or at least a page reload) is recommended after the shortcuts are set up. Feel free to raise and issue in https://github.com/pmalecka/chrome-shortkeys/issues and provide detailed repro steps.
- by Firefox user 13378009, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5This doesn't support browser.ctrlTab.previews. Would like to remap something else to use the browser.ctrlTab.previews (jump back and forth between the tab I was on last).I'd be really thrilled if you could describe this feature on github: https://github.com/pmalecka/chrome-shortkeys . Please raise an issue there and let me know the details there.
- by Lee Peterson, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5F1 for Go Back and F2 for Go Forward have always seemed like logical keyboard shortcuts to me, and for some reason Firefox has never exposed those actions for the OS to hook onto. This add-on is pure genius, not just for my reasons, but for so many more. Great job. Saved me the time of digging into WebExtensions myself tonight.
- by lullabee, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5For me, customizable keybinds are mandatory, so this addon is a god-send.
The only problem I see is that it waits for the page to be fully loaded before working.
If this can be fixed (maybe loading content scripts on page opening / removing load checks for appropriate actions like tab switching), I'll update my rating to 5 instead of 4.
- by naoric, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Loved it on Chrome and was very glad to find it here!
One thing still bothers me though - the sites filter doesn't work whether I'm trying to restrict site pattern or whitelist others..
It it just me?
- by Firefox user 13256743, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Would it be possible to have the shortcuts defined in the extension have higher priority than those in the page? I use alt+arrow to switch tabs, but it only works if I'm not in a text field otherwise it tries to navigate within the field (a function I don't really use).
Apart from that I greatly enjoy the addon as it's the only webextension I know off able to customize keyboard shortcuts in Firefox Nightly.
- by eriador, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5I'll rate again later, I haven't tried it yet as it says it's "not compatible with Firefox 55.0.2" so I'll have to wait for FF 57. I need it because the KeyBinder addon I was using won't be upgraded to WebExtensions.
Quick question: can I use it to assign the function keys to the downloads window and to the bookmarks sidebar, so that I can open them quickly?
EDIT: I'm not a coder so i can't submit pull requests to your github, and the issues section seems disabled. Since this is a FF-specific request, I cannot open an issue for the original chrome-shortkeys either...EDIT: Issues now enabled on Github. I looked into the current API for webextension on FF, and the API for opening the Downloads window/bookmark panel. Sorry
there's no need to wait for FF57, this will become compatibile with earlier version of FF (47-*) with the new version of the addon. It's already submmitted and awaiting review from AMO.
Bookmarks window and Downloads window is not currently supported. Feel free to submit a PR or open an issue on github: https://github.com/pmalecka/chrome-shortkeys
Currently the following actions are supported:
- Run custom JS
- Do nothing (for disabling a Chrome shortcut you don't like)
- Open a bookmark or bookmarklet
- Scroll up/down/left/right by a little or a lot
- Scroll to the top or bottom of the page
- Go back or forward in history
- Jump to existing tab by URL
- Open new tab with URL
- Switch to the previous/next/first/last tab
- Create a new tab or close the current tab
- Clone the current tab
- Close all (unpinned) tabs except for current tab
- Reload the page
- Copy the current URL
- Pin/Unpin the current tab
- Move the current tab left or right
- Zoom in/out/reset
- Blacklist or whitelist specific shortcuts on specific sites
- Clear downloads (page and bar)
- Click button and switch to next tab (for Tribal Wars players)
- by Chris Peterson, 4 years agoRated 5 out of 5For some reason, this add-on is hardcoded to only work in Firefox versions 50 or earlier:
Update: The problem was fixed. Thanks!