Any "well-behaved" app on the Mac will let you type +? to open the help menu search box. However Firefox overrides this behavior. Instead of opening the help search box in the menu bar, it opens a page on Firefox's website. I find this extremely annoying. Is there an about:config entry I can add or edit, or some other way, to get the default behavior for +?

Using Mac OS X 10.6.4, Firefox 3.6.10


It works the way you want it in Firefox 4 (which should be released in a few months).

You can globally change the shortcut (System Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > Application Shortcuts) to something else, like cmd+/.

You could also try an extension like Keyconfig.

  • I didn't even know shortcuts in System Preferences > Keyboard Shortcuts > Application Shortcuts could be edited! Nice! (There is no visual indication that they can be edited.) – Eddified Oct 21 '10 at 18:38
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    I now see there are some textual instructions indicating that the shortcuts can be edited on that pref pane. – Eddified Oct 22 '10 at 3:29

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