Can I launch a website with single key shortcut in Firefox?

Peter Dilov February 16, 2013
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Is it possible to assign a single keyboard shortcut that can launch website. For example, i want to assign “G” key to open Google page in a new foreground tab in Firefox.

Thanks!

  1. Greg Coughlin
    February 20, 2013 at 9:05 am

    You can use SiteLauncher add-on for Firefox:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/sitelauncher/

    You can also try to create your own add-on through Firefox add-on builder. For details, check:

    http://groupdocs.com/blog/tech-blog/archive/2013/02/01/developing-firefox-add-ons-with-the-add-on-builder-and-sdk.html

    For key shortcut, you can use hotkey manager to assign particular key combos.

  2. Peter Dilov
    February 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks, for the suggestions! I tried all of the addons and only Sailor Shortcuts had the option to open url in foreground tab but for some reason it doesn't work. I guess the addon needs update.

    Autohotkey script also is not very convenient because it is activated even when have to type in web forms.

    I guess if i want to use single key i have to use the function keys.

  3. ha14
    February 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm
  4. susendeep dutta
    February 17, 2013 at 11:20 am
  5. Alan Wade
    February 17, 2013 at 7:32 am

    Well I wrote out a solution but it mysteriously disappeared??

    • Tina
      February 19, 2013 at 3:31 pm

      Sorry Alan. Your comments still get sent to the moderation queue. Guess our settings are a little strict. And unfortunately there is no whitelist. We just have to rely on WordPress to learn...

      • Alan Wade
        February 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm

        Its just started happening Tina, everything was fine up until a couple of days ago.

        • Tina
          February 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

          I harmonized our spam filters from Main and Answers a couple of days ago. That's most likely the cause. I'm removing a few items from the one on Answers now.

  6. Alan Wade
    February 17, 2013 at 7:30 am

    If you create a shortcut on your desktop to http://www.google for example then right click on the shortcut and then click on the shortcut otion you could assign a letter but Windows will assign Ctrl+Alt to it thus giving you Ctrl+Alt+G to open Google etc.
    If you want a single key kortcut you could use the function keys e.g. F1, F2 etc but be warned you will be RE-assigning these. For example F1 normally opens Help, if you assign that to Google then Help will no longer be a shortcut.

  7. Wong Wee
    February 17, 2013 at 6:20 am

    I don't think a single key would be possible but there are plugins to open urls with key combos

    For example:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/shortcutkey2url/

  8. Junil Maharjan
    February 17, 2013 at 4:00 am
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