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It is crossplatform. It does _not_ need AutoHotkey. It does work on Linux. I am Linux user myself.
There is no other way than binding key with external application like autohotkey or window manager, because plugin has full keyboard focus. If plugin has keyboard focus, Firefox does not receive keyboard events at all.
If you want to bind a keystroke inside Firefox you must know that it is impossible with standard methods - you are doomed to failure. You would have to use system specific methods of keystate checking - it's like implementing autohotkey inside firefox.
Just as your platform allows you, bind a keystroke to:
If you use kwin (kde): System Settings -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts
If you use xfwm (xfce): Keyboard Settings -> Shortcuts
If you use openbox (lxde): http://urukrama.wordpress.com/openbox-guide/#Key_mouse
I don't use these WMs, instructions based on what I could find.
Windows Vista (and probably above) - create quick launch shortcut - Win + number_of_icon (first icon is Win+1, second Win+2 etc.)
Code heavily based on a sample from (to be honest, it is used as template):
Method of focus retrieving based on code of Conkeror browser (those 2 lines in