From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.2.14-15mdk i686; en-US; m18) Gecko/20000825 BuildID: 2000082708 Sometime in the last few days, the nightlies have changed from having the "normal" alt-based keyboard accelerators in Linux to using ctrl-based ones. Since most other apps in Linux use alt, this is at least annoying. Since I have to retrain my fingers, it's worse than annoying. It would be nice if this was configureable, if it isn't already. If it is already, it would be nice if the default remained what it has been for years. I could do without the alt key making menus drop down. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: Use any keyboard shortcuts. Actual Results: Expected Results:
The decision was made to use ctrl as the default accel to be more consistent with GNOME applications. I did not make that decision :) You can configure it to be alt by editing prefs.js. Marking INVALID since the reported behavior is the intended behavior.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
vrfy. btw, here's what you can change to your prefs.js (or user.js) to get back use of Alt for your accelerator key: user_pref("ui.key.acceleratorKey", 18); 18 is for the Alt key. by default it's 17, the Ctrl key. because of this, you should also change this other pref: user_pref("ui.key.menuAccessKey", 0); 0 turns off the menu access keys; by default it's 18, the Alt key.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Thanks. This works. I won't comment on the GNOME thing. :P As long as I can change it this way I won't complain _too_ much.
The method given below by S.E.V. Liberman doesn't seem to work any more in current nightlies. Using 2000091312, with the following in prefs.js: user_pref("ui.key.acceleratorKey", 18); user_pref("ui.key.menuAccessKey", 17); If I do eg alt-f, I get nothing. If I do ctrl-f, I get *both* the find dialogue pop up and the file menu drop down.
jblosser, use ui.key.accelKey, instead of ui.key.acceleratorKey --i found out that was a recent change!
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