I like to use global hotkeys to launch my favorite apps:

  • Control+Alt+G Google Chrome
  • Control+Alt+T Terminal
  • Control+Alt+E Emacs

Using AutoHotKey, Quicksilver, or Ubuntu settings.

I'd like to be able to launch Firefox with Control+Alt+F, but Firefox has a built-in hotkey that plays foul with this setup. Turns out Firefox opens in Safe Mode when Alt is held down during launch. How can I disable this setting, so that I can launch a normal Firefox process with my preferred hotkey, Control+Alt+F?


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With the Customizable Shortcuts plugin for Firefox you can try change default hotkeys value and set that what you like.

  • External links can disappear or be unavailable, in which case your answer would have no value. The purpose of Super User is to compile a knowledge base, so link-only answers are discouraged for this reason. The name of the plug-in can be added to the answer, which would at least allow a manual search if the link goes bad. However, plug-ins come and go, and often don't work with later versions of Firefox. With a potentially limited life, they don't make good answers. I'll move the information to a comment so it isn't lost if your answer gets deleted.
    – fixer1234
    Jan 24, 2015 at 18:24
  • Customizable Shortcuts does not allow customization of this particular hotkey.
    – mcandre
    Jan 24, 2015 at 22:33
  • Hm... Ok, i found another one plugin you can try called KeyConfig is unoficial plugin for Firefox. Maybe this one have premmision for edit this particular hotkey.
    – saygon
    Jan 25, 2015 at 10:33
  • People, please try out your solutions before blindly posting them!
    – mcandre
    Jan 25, 2015 at 17:13

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