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Re: Ctrl+U in Firefox location bar

On Sun 31 October 2004 13:08, [KS] wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have noticed this behaviour in Firefox recently. When the cursor is
> in the location bar and I press "Ctrl+U" to delete the text, Firefox
> opens the "View Source" window. This is annoying as it changes a
> basic linux shortcut's functionality.

Can't say I've ever understood this particular problem since Ctrl+L does 
essentially the same thing, and without having to select the address 
bar first as well. Or install the Diggler extension. I also dispute 
that this is a "basic linux shortcut" since it is in fact a vi 
shortcut. Mozilla uses a hodgepodge of both vi and emacs shortcuts in 
text areas in Linux.

> It was working fine till 0.9.3 and the change has only happened in
> 0.10+ versions. Mozilla suite still kills the text in location bar
> with Ctrl+U but Firefox has changed. Is it possible to revert back
> the behaviour?

See Mozilla bugs 189615 and 260188. This was changed because too many 
bugs were being filed on the old behaviour. I agree they're useful in 
text areas in the page itself, I'm far less convinced they're useful in 
the url and search bars since selecting the bar itself via keyboard 
shortcut selects the contents for overwriting.


From comment #18 of the latter:
...add the following two lines to your ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file:
include "/usr/share/themes/Emacs/gtk-2.0-key/gtkrc"
gtk-key-theme-name = "Emacs"

You should also be able to change it from the GNOME control centre 
somewhere (beats me where - I can't stand GNOME). What this means is 
that Firefox now respects whatever behaviour you have set GNOME and all 
GNOME apps to use, which in the end makes more sense.

David P James
Ottawa, Ontario
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