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.
You can use SiteLauncher add-on for Firefox:
You can also try to create your own add-on through Firefox add-on builder. For details, check:
For key shortcut, you can use hotkey manager to assign particular key combos.
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.
you can use hotkey managers and assign keys or combos to launch website
CyberNotes: Create Shortcuts to Open your Favorite Sites in Firefox
Use SiteLauncher Firefox addon -
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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.
I don't think a single key would be possible but there are plugins to open urls with key combos
check this website for detailed help on what you are looking at http://www.addictivetips.com/internet-tips/assign-keyboard-shortcuts-to-open-your-favorite-websites-in-firefox/