Paste and Go is an incredibly useful feature available in almost all modern browsers including Mozilla Firefox. The only issue with it in Firefox is that it does not have a single hotkey. While you can always right click on the address bar and choose the "Paste & go" context menu item, using hotkeys is faster vs any mouse action. In this article, we will see how to assign a hotkey for the Paste & go command in Firefox.
The good, old Opera 12 browser also had this ability with the Ctrl + Shift + V shortcut keys. Luckily for Firefox, there is a lightweight extension named "Paste and Go Hotkey (Keyboard Shortcut)", which adds a new shortcut to Firefox to execute the Paste and Go command directly, with a single key press.
Just follow these simple instructions:
- Navigate your Firefox browser to the following page:
Paste and Go Hotkey
- Click the yellow "Add to Firefox" button:
The extension will be added to Firefox without a restart. It will start working immediately.
The extension adds Ctrl+B as the keyboard shortcut which executes Paste and Go directly. Now there's another minor problem that the latest Firefox already uses the Ctrl+B hotkey to open the Bookmarks sidebar and it will stop working until you disable the extension. Personally I never used that sidebar, but for some users this can be annoying. If you are familiar with some better solution, please share it using the comments.
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