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I recently started using Firefox as my primary web browser, and I would like to change some of the default keyboard shortcuts, especially the ones used to switch between tabs. Can this be done?

I took a peek through the Firefox directory in "Application Support", as well as the application bundle itself, but nothing jumped out. Google searches have also proved fruitless.

Update: I'm running Firefox version 3.6 for Mac OSX 10.6.2

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Maybe you can use keyconfig extension for that?

At this link some people say they got it to work on Firefox 3:

@ M.C yes it is !!! (compatible with Firefox 3.6) you have to extract the file "install.rdf" from "functions_for_keyconfig-1.4.0.xpi" with a deziper prog like "WinZip" in Windows or "file roller" in Linux.

Edit "install.rdf" and search for this line: "3.5.". Then replace with "3.6.".

In "functions_for_keyconfig-1.4.0.xpi" replace file "install.rdf" with the modified one. Save. Open your Firefox 3.6, drag and drop the file "functions_for_keyconfig-1.4.0.xpi" in Firefox windows. That's it.

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+1 and thank you for the link, but that add-on appears to be only for older versions of Firefox. I'm using version 3.6. I'll add that information to my question. –  e.James Mar 6 '10 at 2:01
    
Oops :). I knew about this extension way back. But it has not been updated for a while I see ... –  Alfred Mar 6 '10 at 2:04
    
Perfect. That's a lot of hoops to jump through, but keyconfig ended up working. Thanks again! –  e.James Mar 6 '10 at 2:51
    
Key examples: mozilla.dorando.at/keyconfig/examples.html –  e.James Mar 6 '10 at 2:52
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For anyone else who goes down this path: Once you've installed the add-on, it places a new menu item called "Keyconfig" in the "Tools" menu. The menu item brings up a window which can be used to assign snippets of JavaScript to individual keystrokes. My previous link goes to some example snippets. –  e.James Mar 6 '10 at 2:54
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