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For example, I'd love to be able to press ctrl-a to get to the beginning of a line in an input field and ctrl-k to delete that line, etc.

P.S. Not sure if it matters, but I use Arch Linux.

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You can use Emacs to edit textareas. – N.N. Jun 7 '12 at 12:33
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Yes, this should be what you want: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firemacs/ and of course you can customize the bindings if need be.

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Alas, at the present moment you could comfortably write a text with it only in English. Because when you switch keyboard layout to something else, all the «Meta…» combinations stops working (e.g. «M+f»). – Hi-Angel Oct 3 '14 at 3:05

KeySnail also looks extremely interesting.

(In fact, after a cursory look at both that and Firemacs, I would say that KeySnail looks like the more comprehensive of the two by far.)

Other useful links:

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It have actually the same problem as the «Firemacs»: the «Meta…» combinations stops working after switching layout, and of course it have no «C-\» combination to switch the layout in a friendly for the addon way. – Hi-Angel Oct 3 '14 at 3:13

Not a plugin, but you may get some mileage out of conkeror.

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Firefox normally uses the GTK settings for key bindings. You can just turn on Emacs bindings there GTK-wide. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Emacs_Keybindings_%28Firefox%29#GNU.2FLinux

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