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Is there a Firefox add-on or trick to define keyboard shortcuts to URLs?

For example, assigning a hotkey (in Firefox or Ubuntu) to quickly access a site. I'm using Ubuntu Linux.

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Is FireFox your default browser? IF so you can create a shortcut in i.e. Document folder and check for the properties and then assign a specific key combination that you want. Or you could try firefox.exe "www.mozilla.org" "www.mozillazine.org" –  Darius Oct 25 '12 at 0:45
    
Sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm using Ubuntu Linux. Can not bear windows a sec! –  wbad Oct 25 '12 at 0:48
    
I wish you had mentioned that earlier. –  Synetech Oct 25 '12 at 0:49
    
I believe you can still use FireFox command line args –  Darius Oct 25 '12 at 0:51
    
@Darius It is possible in Linux too, but a bit too verbose to type in terminal something like 'firefox google.com/?someStringhere'. I hope to be able to map this to a keyboard shortcut. –  wbad Oct 25 '12 at 0:58

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SiteLauncher might be what you are looking for.
According to this site.

if you need something more simple (and beautiful), check out Site Launcher.
You hit a shortcut key and there you have a list of all your favorite pages presented 
in a clean overlay window – press another key and the associated website will open 
in a new Firefox tab. 
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Exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks! –  wbad Oct 25 '12 at 1:50

This works at least for Ubuntu 12.04 / Firefox 22.0:

Go to keyboard -> shortcuts -> Custom Shortcuts -> "+" (to create a new one), you can define the command like "firefox http://www.yoururl.com".

Once defined, you can set the actual shortcut as usual.

This will work as long as the Firefox command takes an URL for a parameter.

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If it's just one URL, you can set it as your homepage. Then press Alt + H simultaneously to take you home (you may need to press it twice).

Otherwise, check out SiteLauncher. Press Ctrl + Space to launch, and you should be well on your way.

SiteLauncher also has an official website.

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Well, I wish I could set a correspondence between a couple of shortcut keys and some urls. Not only setting the homepage. –  wbad Oct 25 '12 at 0:50

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