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Firefox on Mac OS X and LiveHTTPHeaders Alt L Hotkey Annoyance

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Written by Thomas Steiner.

LiveHTTPHeaders logoFirefox on Mac OS X and LiveHTTPHeaders "Alt L" Hotkey Annoyance

On Mac OS X with German keyboard, the '@' character is accessible via "Alt L". However, if you use Firefox and you have the LiveHTTPHeaders extension installed, "Alt L" will fire up the extension in the sidebar rather than printing '@'.

You can overcome this annoyance by disabling or remapping the hotkey for LiveHTTPHeaders. This can be easily done with the KeyConfig extension. LiveHTTPHeaders author Daniel Savard has promised to make the hotkey configurable in the 1.0 release. In between, the suggested solution is a good workaround...

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