alt-f not working in Firefox

Al Sten-Clanton albert.e.sten_clanton at
Thu Dec 4 22:40:52 UTC 2014

Hi, Tim.

Alt-t didn't work.  I didn't try the others.

I don't think I was in full-screen mode.  If I was, it was by accident.

After being unable to read an article because the Web page or some other 
unwanted page kept reloading, I removed firefox and the .mozilla 
directory.  I'd already tried a simple reinstall, and it had done no 
good.  I then did another reinstall, and alt-f and alt-t worked again. 
I lost some much-wanted bookmarks that way, but I hadn't been able to 
get at them anyway.

Thanks for your help.

On 12/04/2014 05:01 PM, Tim Chase wrote:
> On December  4, 2014, Al Sten-Clanton wrote:
>> Last week, I could use alt-f to get to Firefox's file and other
>> menus and also get to my bookmarks.  This week, alt-f does not
>> work.  Alt-d works fine
> Strange.  Do other short-cuts work fine (alt+b for bookmarks, alt+s
> for history, alt+t for tools, alt+e for edit, alt+h for help) or are
> they all overridden?
> Alternatively, are you in full-screen mode? (try using F11 to
> toggle)  The menu keys don't appear to work in full-screen mode based
> on a quick test I just performed.
> Finally, did you install any plugins that might have dunderheadedly
> overridden the shortcut(s) you want?
> -tim
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