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Wednesday, November 24th, 2004
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So, I found a solution for one of my major problems with firefox. It doesn't respect the fact that my OS is Linux; I am accustomed to ctrl-u erasing a line, not calling up the source code to what's in a different widget that my mouse isn't even focused on! Ahem. Anyway, to fix that, edit res/builtin/platformHTMLBindings.xml and add this to the inputFields section:

<handler event="keypress" key="u" modifiers="control" command="cmd_deleteToBeginningOfLine"/>

Now if I could just enter my search queries into the Location bar, instead of having to use a separate field, we'd be in business :P
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[User Picture]From: casey
2004-11-24 10:23 pm (UTC)
Now if I could just enter my search queries into the Location bar, instead of having to use a separate field, we'd be in business :P

It's only a tab away, and you could just get rid of the google search bar and make a quick bookmark for whatever sites you want. Firefox comes with defaults for google ('google foo' into the location bar), wikipedia, ebay, dictionary.com, and urban dictionary.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-11-24 10:50 pm (UTC)
Hmm, yeah. I remember the 'google whatev' thing working in firebird, then it stopped working at some point so I figured they'd taken it out. That's a little better I guess, but I was hoping for something a little more congruent with the rest of the design. I have to admit that I never would have found feature hiding in the "Bookmarks" menu.
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[User Picture]From: mulix
2004-11-25 05:59 am (UTC)
it works for me.... do about:config and look for stuff with browse or search. Then google for the right values to put there. Also 'keyword'.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-11-25 06:16 am (UTC)
Yes. I should have been more clear; it does work for me now. But the last time I complained about this, it wasn't working (perhaps only in the nightly build or whatever I was using then).

I'm still not too enthused about unlearning ctrl-L;search terms;up arrow;enter, which I've been doing ever since mozilla was usable :P
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[User Picture]From: nearby
2004-11-28 04:46 pm (UTC)

If you are truly lazy (like me), you can turn the keywords into g for google, d for dictionary, w for wikipedia, etc. Look at all the keypresses you save!
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-11-29 09:44 pm (UTC)
Hey, that's pretty good. Maybe I will switch to firefox after all.
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