Highlight All in Firefox


There’s a lot of pointing and clicking to be done on the web. That makes it a pain to shift over and use the right half of the keyboard. I appreciate that they’ve loaded up the left half with lots of hotkeys.

Previously, it was possible to select a word with the mouse, press Ctrl+F to open the find bar, and press Alt+A to highlight all matches, without ever having to move your hands around.

New in Firefox 52, “Highlight All” is now Alt+L. This resolves a conflict for Control-A on Mac, which also meant “Move to the beginning of the line or paragraph.” I don’t even use Mac, but now I have to look down whenever I want to highlight all matches.

Mac people, you did this to me.

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