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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2006
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    Hello all

    I've been signed up and have been lurking for a while, but haven't had anything useful to contribute so haven't posted until now!

    I have a question that's been bugging me for some time and I can't seem to find any info on it.

    I use Firefox on both Windows and Mac and really like the Alt+S keyboard shortcut to submit a post on a forum, but I can't get it working on my Mac Mini. I've tried various combinations of ALT, Command, CTRL + S and have even tried adding 'Shift' into the mix but haven't had much joy. I found some information on the Mozilla site about this, but it was more aimed at Windows and hasn't helped me on Mac. I did try searching this forum for info too, but I think 'ALT+S' as a search entry wasn't particularly useful as it just found every post with 'ALT' in it!

    So does anybody know what I need to do to get this keyboard shortcut to work on Mac OS X? Any help would be appreciated.

    Many thanks


  2. #2

    coach_z's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 23, 2004
    North NJ
    i dont have no mac's
    i believe it is control+alt+s

    edit: yep thats right, because your 'alt' key is actually the option key
    MoTM honor roll...
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  3. #3

    RiDE's Avatar
    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    Deep in the heart of Texas!
    Wow... you really did lurk for quite a while after registering... Welcome!

    Also tanks for the info to you and coach z!

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2006
    That doesn't work for me

    I wonder if the changes made to Firefox - following the advice from the Mozilla forum - has actually made things worse? Need to track down what changes were made....

  5. #5

    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2006
    I got it!

    The info I found about this said to change two keys in about:config, (ui.key.chomeAccess and ui.key.contentaccess). I reset those and, now knowing what the keyboard shortcut should be, tested again and it works.

    Thanks all for your help

  6. #6

    Aptmunich's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    That's a useful tip!

    (I only posted that to try out the shortcut )

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