Hi, I've looked into getting Shift+LeftClick to do Save-Link-As, which seems to not work in spite of the making ui.key.saveLink.shift = true in the prefs.js. I've posted a work-around at the Mozillazine forum, please have a look at http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=183198&highlight= Hopefully this will be implemented soon. :-) Cheers --J.
It's alt+click now. Not sure why the pref is still in about:config, you may want to file a different bug on removing it. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 255181 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Actually, I'm glad this pref was retained, as it allowed me to use this key combination. Some window managers (namely, IceWM) capture the Alt+Click combination before it can be passed to FF. Shift+Click seems to be the workaround that suits me. Are you REALLY planning to disable the ui.key.saveLink.shift in the next release? :-(
er, the code that implemented this pref is already removed, isn't it? So it would make sense to remove the pref too. (You'll be able to add it back in about:config)
Works for me.
Actually, I would like to change my vote. ;-) It seems that more Window Managers than I thought support the Alt+LeftClick combination for MoveWindow (Alt+RightClick for ResizeWindow). Of the WMs I've tested, those that use are: KDE, Gnome, IceWM, (Open+Black+Flux)boxes, TWM, Enlightenment. Those that I've found that do not use Alt+LeftClick: Afterstep, WindowMaker, FVWM2. So, it's more or less of a stalemate. I suppose this is not an issue for MS Windows people, since Alt+LeftClick is not used by that Window Manager (er... well, it is one!). It would be a shame to remove the Shift+Click functionality from Firefox, since it gives an extra option for people coming from other browsers (Galeon, Netscape 4.80, etc.), where that option still exists. You COULD bundle the FF package with the key set to false as default, but removing the .jar code for using the Shift+Click instead would be (IMHO) a loss for Firefox.
Ugh. The code isn't there. I think it was removed a long time ago, though I'm not sure (you can check it in LXR). I think that if the Alt-click thing doesn't work for majority of Linux users [I'm not sure if it is really so], there could be a pref and/or a changed default for Linux. Anyways, please comment to the but this one has been marked duplicate of and reopen that if you wish. If you do, please comment to bug 275342 too. If I were you, I'd ask mconnor at irc.mozilla.org, #firefox, he has the right to make decisions.
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