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Dealing with Conflicting Keyboard Hotkeys in Firefox

It's been a good week for new (to me) Firefox extensions.

Any serious Firefox user will tell you that it's all about the extensions. Unfortunately, if you install enough extensions, you'll eventually encounter a conflict between the hotkeys registered by different extensions. A few extensions are nice enough to allow you to redefine the hotkeys. Most do not. I've been struggling with this lately - the Focus Last Selected Tab and Image Zoom extensions register conflicting hotkeys - I've been wanting to use the FLST version, but Image Zoom was taking priority.

I just ran across the keyconfig extension, which solved my problem handily. It allowed me to suppress the Image Zoom hotkey (it can also reassign operations to a different hotkey). Problem solved.

Recommended.

Published Thursday, April 5, 2007 9:15 PM by kevindente

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