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de096937dd78e026c9ad982e16e2434551e14b91 — Gregory Chamberlain 9 months ago 734e3bd
Reword Firefox keyboard article
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<small>
  All software packages mentioned in this article
  are <a href="https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html">free as in
  freedom</a>.
  freedom</a>.  There is no need to be using proprietary browsers
  these days.
</small>

<h1>Is it worth the time?</h1>


@@ 59,20 60,18 @@ cracking.</p>
</p>

<p>
  <em>You won’t need to go digging through any settings or
  configuration files to try these—they are built into Firefox and
  enabled by default.</em>
  You won’t need to go digging through any settings or configuration
  files to try these; they are built into Firefox and enabled by
  default.
</p>

<p>
  Learning to use the keyboard as much as possible can be really
  beneficial to your efficiency and ergonomics when using a computer
  because it is profoundly more expressive and reliable than a mouse
  or touch pad.  If you’re looking to become more proficient with
  because it is profoundly more expressive and reliable than any
  pointing device.  If you’re looking to become more proficient with
  keyboard-driven software but not ready to learn something like Vim
  or Emacs then this article might be a good stepping stone.  But keep
  in mind Firefox is hardly optimised for keyboard-only usage; see the
  notes at the end for alternatives.
  or Emacs then this article might be a good stepping stone.
</p>

<small>Mozilla have made some


@@ 158,7 157,16 @@ annoying because it soon gets out of your way; you can still
hold <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> and hit <kbd>g</kbd> and <kbd>G</kbd> to jump
between matches, but when you do something else like
press <kbd>Tab</kbd> or <kbd>Enter</kbd>, or even just pause for a few
moments, the bar slides away and page focus is restored.</p>
moments, the bar slides away and page focus is restored.  I often use
this to get back to where I was reading by quick-searching for the
short string of words I last read.  You can always upgrade to the
fully-featured find-in-page mode by hitting <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>
+ <kbd>f</kbd>.</p>

<small>By the way, wherever you see an underlined letter in a menu,
that means you can hold <kbd>Alt</kbd> and hit the corresponding key
to activate it.  Try toggling <q>Whole Words</q> matching in the
find-in-page bar using <kbd>Alt</kbd> + <kbd>w</kbd></small>

<p>
  Finally we are ready to meet the apostrophe key <kbd>'</kbd>.  This


@@ 196,8 204,9 @@ moments, the bar slides away and page focus is restored.</p>
  <small>
    Frustratingly <kbd>F6</kbd> actually <em>toggles</em> focus
    between page and address bar so you can’t always be certain you’ll
    end up with one or the other without first hitting something
    like <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>l</kbd> or looking for focus clues.
    end up with one or the other without having first hit,
    say, <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>l</kbd> or looking for focus clues
    afterwards.
  </small>
</p>