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Known Bugs in IMC | Accelerator keys do not work in Firefox 2.0 and higher.

Problems With Keybindings In Some Browsers

Some people have reported when using Firefox 2.0 that fast-access keys in rooms (like Alt-S to send) don't work. That's because Firefox 2.0 uses a different default keybinding for fast-access keys in webpages: it's now Shift-Alt instead of just Alt alone, to keep it from conflicting with the regular menu commands.

If you liked the old behavior, you can fix this manually. Type about:config in the URL bar in FF, hit Enter, and then in Filter type ui.key to narrow down the results. Set the following values:

ui.key.chromeAccess to 4
ui.key.contentAccess to 4

This should cause the key bindings to behave like they used to.

Note that if some keybindings do not work, you may have another application that is trapping them. ICQ, for instance, traps Ctrl-Shift-I by default no matter what program you're in.

Note also that some browsers trap the hotkey commands as well. Flock, for instance, traps Ctrl-Shift-B to open a blog client window. If the cursor is anywhere other than the text area when you're typing, then the browser's commands take precedence.

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