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Sort of like preventing websites from disabling your ability to right click. Some websites hijack the up and down arrows on the keyboard and give them a different function than what they normally do (scroll the page).

If there's a way to disable this, please let me know.

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Disable JavaScript. –  Daniel Beck Sep 18 '11 at 19:15

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Firefox current version enables us to "disable javascript to hijack context menu":

Tools/Options/Content/Enable Javascript Advanced/Disable or replace context menus

But there is no feature to "disable javascript to hijack keyboard shortcuts".

ps. I hate twitter website, its keyboard shortcuts conflict with my system-based keyboard shortcuts: J, K, L, I

I've made feature request on bugzilla.mozilla.org, please comment there: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=775002

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Can you give an example of such page (would be easier to test)?

There are various anti-disablers available as Greasemonkey userscripts, like this, so probably it would be easy to create similar one, presumably by adding something like doc.onkeypress = null; or more elaborate, depending on your needs.

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Google after you search for something. I don't notice it on a desktop because of my scroll ball, but it's REALLY annoying when I'm on a laptop –  James Watt Jan 12 '12 at 15:10
    
I should specify, I wasn't telling you to Google something, I was saying that Google is a website that does this. –  James Watt Mar 2 '12 at 20:04

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