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In firefox, I can't find any keyboard shortcut for the 'highlight all' feature in the Find toolbar at the bottom of the FF window. Is there a keyboard shortcut, and if not, what is the easiest way to assign one?

Edit: The answer below is for Windows, for doing the same on Mac OSX, see this question.

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ALT+a works fine for me to toggle the Highlight All feature when the Find toolbar is displayed.

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    yep - the underlined 'a' in <kbd>Highlight all</kbd> indicates it's an <kbd>Alt</kbd> shortcut :) – warren Nov 4 '09 at 10:22
  • Ah, perfect. I hadn't noticed the underlines yet. – Rabarberski Nov 4 '09 at 13:54
  • Huh. Ctrl-A works for me... – RCIX Nov 17 '09 at 10:52
  • CTRL-A is the shortcut for "Select All", it doesn't trigger the "Highlight All" feature. – Snark Nov 17 '09 at 13:14
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    Alt+A works for me in Linux. Would be nice if also worked with '/' search. – Todd Partridge 'Gen2ly' Dec 16 '11 at 18:35
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Firefox now uses ALT+L to toggle the Highlight All feature when the Find toolbar is displayed.

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/ pops up quick find. A reg exp would be nice to have (for really long content). Although it'll take me more time to come up with the regexp than to browse the whole thing :p

For you regExp experts, there are some add-ons I think....... https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fastest-search/

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