Currently I can press CTRL+L for the location bar and then paste with CTRL+V and then press ENTER. But the last one is so fare away and for the Paste&Go I have to rely on the mouse again. Is there a keyboard shortcut for Paste&Go?

Apparently in 2010 they didn't find this very important:

Access keys are not required for this, because this feature is specifically being included for mouse-driven users.

  • There is an extension which can do it more easily and you don't need the AHK script even. – avirk Aug 22 '12 at 15:17

A modified version of Paste and Go2 is available. To install it you have to go through some steps if you have the latest version of Firefox. Download the .xpi extension file on your system wherever you want to and now follow these steps.

  1. Extract (unzip) the .xpi file. It is simply a zipped file with an .xpi extension, so you should be able to use something like unzip or Stuffit-expander (on Mac) to extract it.

  2. Open the "install.rdf" file with a text editor such as Notepad. Find a tagline like this showing the "maxVersion" number (in this case 2.0, but it may differ depending on the extension):


  3. Change the "2.0" to "3.0.*" or whatever you need (the * covers any minor updates to release versions). That tells the installer that the version can be installed with the corresponding version number of Firefox or Thunderbird.

  4. Save the changes you made to the install.rdf file.

  5. Create a zip archive containing all the files that were in the original .xpi file, including your modified install.rdf file. Rename it to "myExt.xpi" or whatever you like. The crucial thing here is to use ".xpi" for the file extension.

  6. Strongly recommended: before installing the extension, make a temporary backup of your profile folder or at least of the "extensions" folder inside your profile folder, which contains the installed extensions. That way, if something goes wrong, you can revert the changes easily.

  7. Finally, install the extension: open the .xpi file from Firefox and it should install to install it via the "File → OpenFile" menu and select the .xpi file means the extension which you have downloaded.

If you don't want to follow this procedure then you can use disable the compatibility checker extension.

For more information about how to add FF extension via File menu see my another answer.

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As you can seee in the image I'm using Ctrl+V for Paste&Go with open in new tab in background you have your choice.

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    Rather than going through the tedious process of modifying the addon, it's possible to just disable the compatibility checker. – Bob Aug 22 '12 at 15:45
  • Good catch, had not got that idea, I'll edit it. – avirk Aug 22 '12 at 15:53

You can always WRITE your own shortcut with autohotkey.

Download and install Autohotkey. Implement this script:

;This will create for Windows+G combination

    SetTitleMatchMode 2
    IfWinActive, firefox
    Send ^L
    Send ^v
    Send {Enter}
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    hmm, that would require running the Autohotkey service all the time :/ I'd prefer it to be implemented in the browser itself. – kluka Aug 22 '12 at 14:59
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    good point... but, i would recommend so for 2 reasons: 1. autohotkey is really light-weight. 2. You can create system wide shortcuts that will make a lot of tasks easier......just browse their script catalog and you will realize what you can do with it.. – tumchaaditya Aug 23 '12 at 3:54

Paste and go is up since release of FF4, right click on address bar "paste & go".. there are no keyboard shortcuts for the simple reason isn't needed, to press F6 (addressbar focus +select all), CTRL-V (paste), Enter (go) is faster than many other things shortcutted

  • Well, except that F6 doesn't always work as intended, for instance if you are in a frameset, you may have to press F6 multiple times to get to the address bar. – Mr Lister Aug 22 '12 at 13:04
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    You basically just rephrased the information from my question. As I pointed out: It is needed. – kluka Aug 22 '12 at 13:04
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    Unfortunately it's true is just a rephrase because your question was the answer itself, and mine wanted to e a confiramtion there is not such shortcut (native) tho googling i read about addons who may help you. – Alexandro Aug 22 '12 at 13:13
  • @Alexandro - it is needed, as you could assign a spare key on a multimedia keyboard to do the combination. They you achieve paste and go with one single click of a keyboard key. – drabsv Aug 23 '14 at 13:20

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