Linux user should be able to use SUPER key instead of CTRL key as modifier.

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enhancement
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11 years ago
25 days ago

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(Reporter: Bob.Truel, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/2.0.0.11
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.8.1.11) Gecko/20071127 Firefox/2.0.0.11

On my mac, I can use the cmd key to engage keyboard shortcuts, and use control keys (with emacs bindings) to edit.

On my Linux box, I would like to use the SUPER modifer (bound to the Windows key) for the shortcuts tasks, so that the control key is free for editing.

Please don't make me use MS specific key bindings.  

An easier way of changing this behavior.  It is possible that the about:config interface allows this to be changed, but I have been unable to get it to do so.

Reproducible: Always

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Comment 1

5 years ago
According to this: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Ui.key.generalAccessKey

It seems that the correct way to do this is to modify

ui.key.generalAccessKey
 
To use the "Meta" key 

According to this: http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla/source/dom/public/idl/events/nsIDOMKeyEvent.idl 

The DOM_VK_META has the Base 16 value of 0XE0 which converted to Base 10 is 224

When I try to set this, my menus all change to say "Meta" (For example Tools > Downloads will say "Meta + Shift + Y"

But when trying to actually use "Super" key nothing appears to happen. 

Should there be a new bug for this?

I am running Firefox Version 27.0.1 on Arch Linux if that helps at all

Comment 2

5 years ago
Can this bug be closed? I just figured out how to fix this:

1. In your url go to about:config
2. Type in ui.key.accelkey
3. Change the value of ui.key.accelkey to 91 

This seems like a duplicate of https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=751749

Comment 3

25 days ago
CLOSEME - Fixed many years ago
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