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Ctrl-shift-t collision in Firefox.

If I hit ctrl-shift-T to unclose a tab in Firefox while I'm on a MeFi page, it transports me to the text-box. Now I've completely lost my place wherever I was reading, and I have some extraneous <em> tags. Similarly, if I go to italicize my text using the keyboard shortcut, I end up opening the last tab I closed. Since more folks use Firefox than MeFi, is it possible to change MeFi's behavior?
posted by Eideteker to Bugs at 11:05 AM (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Holy crap, ctrl-shift-t is the coolest thing ever! Thanks MetaTalk!
posted by Grither at 11:08 AM on August 22, 2008 [3 favorites]


Yeah, it was control-shift-t back in 2001 or so and worked great for keyboard short cuts on a PC before the invention of browser tabs.

What does control-shift-i do on a PC version of firefox while you are in a mefi browser window? I seem to recall we never used the more obvious key combo because there was a clash there.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:11 AM on August 22, 2008


Ctrl-Shift-I appears to do nothing in PC Firefox.
posted by booticon at 11:19 AM on August 22, 2008


booticon, it actually activates the goggles.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:21 AM on August 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


What does control-shift-i do on a PC version of firefox while you are in a mefi browser window?

Slight tingling sensation. 3.0.1, XP SP2

Other fun MeFi shortcuts: ',' and '.' will take you up and down the front pages and individual threads by post and comment, respectively
posted by carsonb at 11:22 AM on August 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


<nothingtoseehere>It sends a copy of your browser history and all your cookies* to the Trilateral Commission.

*Except pecan sandies. The Trilateral Commission hates pecan sandies.I know this because my grandmother was a pecan sandie before they had her killed in '57.
</nothingtoseehere>


Uh, ahem. Ctrl-Shift-I does nothing in my copy of Firefox 3.
posted by Eideteker at 11:24 AM on August 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


What does control-shift-i do on a PC version of firefox

Opens up the DOM Inspector in Firefox 2.x.
posted by squeak at 11:37 AM on August 22, 2008


Ah! I only have the SUB inspector installed.
posted by Eideteker at 12:00 PM on August 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


[flips the SWITCH]
posted by waraw at 12:38 PM on August 22, 2008


THERE IS NO COBOL. STOP RUN.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:39 PM on August 22, 2008


CTRL-SHIFT-W!

Which reminds me back in the 90s when I first got on the internet and the only place I could think to hang out were Star Wars chat rooms. AOL had one I think. In addition to the usual lame a/s/l chatter, occasionally we'd get visits from Star Trek fans. Once I went "If you like Star Trek press NCC-1701!!!" and a few people would. Losers. And then I'd type "If you like Star Trek press CTRL ALT DELETE repetedly!!!!" And it would work. Hilarious times, 1996.

Thing is, I liked Star Trek too. I just couldn't think of anything better to do.
posted by yeti at 12:59 PM on August 22, 2008


CTRL-SHIFT-W!
...
Aw dammit!
posted by cowbellemoo at 1:23 PM on August 22, 2008


yeti said: "CTRL-SHIFT-W!"

You are such a fucking asshole.
posted by booticon at 1:26 PM on August 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


Crtl-shft-^ and all of a sudden I'm sitting here in a blue dress, holding a stick of butter and wearing some kind of silent-cone-shaped-headpiece.
posted by xod at 1:55 PM on August 22, 2008


CTRL-SHIFT-W!

Did somebody just have me paged?

No, wait, that's ALT-CTRL-W.
posted by wendell at 2:10 PM on August 22, 2008


Hold Alt-F4 to activate cheat mode.
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:22 PM on August 22, 2008


A long long time ago, I used to run a dialup BBS. Actually sort of a series of them. At one point I took the [Hit Any Key] prompt that paused between display pages and set it to "Hit CTRL_ALT_DEL to Continue..."

I guarantee that about one in every four people who dialed my little BBS computer suddenly got disconnected the first time that prompt came up.
posted by majick at 8:16 PM on August 22, 2008


If you like Star Trek press CTRL ALT DELETE repetedly

And just about every "look at this cool voice-control software for your computer" presentation had somebody in the audience going "Format C, yes!"

*sigh*
posted by DreamerFi at 8:43 AM on August 23, 2008


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