Closed Bug 47199 Opened 22 years ago Closed 12 years ago

Ability to define keyboard shortcuts for bookmarks


(SeaMonkey :: Bookmarks & History, enhancement, P3)



(Not tracked)



(Reporter: bugzilla, Unassigned)


(Depends on 1 open bug)


It would be nice if the user had the ability to set access keys for their
bookmarks.  The UI for this would fit nicely in the bookmark "Properties" dialog.
reassigning to matt and wondering why this wasn't done earlier in a mass 
Assignee: slamm → matt
What kind of key combinations would Mozilla allow?  Alt-B-letter, alt-char, 
ctrl-char, anything you can set in a Windows shortcut?

There should (eventually) be one place where I could look to see all of the 
custom keyboard commands I've set up.  Windows shortcuts don't give the user 
any way to see what shortcuts have been defined or where they are, which can be 

See also bug 42858.
Closed: 22 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Netscape Nav Triage Team: changing milestone to future and marking wontfix
See also bug 57805.
WONTFIX means that someone has decided that it is not in the best interest of
the Mozilla project to fix the bug.  The appropriate person to be making that
decision I think would be the Mozilla Module Owner or the Component Owner and
not a particular vendor triage team.  I don't think that Wontfix is an
appropriate resolution without some explanation of why this bug/feature should
not be fixed/implemented.  Future, helwanted, reassignment, something like that
but not Wontfix.  Reopening, adding Ben.
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
Depends on: 57805
Summary: [RFE] Ability to define access keys for bookmarks → [RFE] Ability to define keyboard shortcuts for bookmarks
I get the impression at least some people are thinking of this in terms of a
global keybinding -- sort of like "Press Ctrl-Alt-Y for", with the
associated problem that it conflicts with whatever Ctrl-Alt-Y is already set to.

What I'd love to see is user-definable hot-keys that *only* work within the
context of the bookmark menu, much like the pre-defined b, f, and m for "Add
_B_ookmark", "_F_ile bookmark...", and "Manage book_m_arks..." at the top of the

These keystrokes only take effect if the user has already activated the
Bookmarks menu, (either by clicking on it, or by pressing Alt-B or its
platform-dependent equivalent). From there, the user should be able define
his/her own keystrokes for bookmarks and bookmark folders.
Kai, you can already do something similar using the location bar (Ctrl+L,
bookmark keyword, enter), and when bug 67952 is fixed, you'll be able to do that
in the bookmarks menu as well (Alt+B, first letter/number in bookmark name). 
Neither of those is as fast as a Ctrl+Alt shortcut.
-> default owner
Assignee: matt → ben
Is there still good reason to keep this bug alive now that we have bookmark
OS: Windows 98 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: [RFE] Ability to define keyboard shortcuts for bookmarks → Ability to define keyboard shortcuts for bookmarks
Hmmm. I thought this bug concerned shortcuts for bookmark folders - personal
bookmark folders. That way you could *really* never use the mouse - just alt-X
to access the XXX folder. Shortcuts for individual bookmarks would be a plus
(they could be per-folder, like a regular menu).

Should I file a new bug for it?
I would like to have an assignable keyboark combo for bookmarks (especially
bookmarklets). Imagine you have a bookmarklet for e.g. English translation of a
current selection. Just drag the mouse and press the combination and you get the
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
Another vote on Standa's use case (from a bookmarklet writer with a Bookmarks
Toolbar swamped with frequently used tools crammed in under one/two letter long
names just to have them fit and within quick reach).

Yes, implementing this without a motherload of nifty keyboard customization
views base support /could/ allow users create shortcut conflicts. It would still
become a killer feature no other browser seems to have and bring Mozilla that
much closer to the power of Emacs and similar kitchen sinks.

(Well, Navigator actually had one customizable shortcut, "Radio" something,
where the shortcut was hard coded to Alt+7. You /could/ tweak that URL to
whatever you wanted using fairly obscene wizardry, though, and even /that/ was
One Great Thing, however ridiculous, as usability goes.)
Assignee: bugs → nobody
QA Contact: claudius → bookmarks
Shortcut keys are already in short supply. An extension like Keyconfig would be a solution for the small group of people who want this feature =>WONTFIX.
Closed: 22 years ago12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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