One of the shortcuts that I use most often in Safari is ⇧⌘I to send the link of the current page to someone. It has become so natural to me that I was really missing the feature in Firefox. Well, you have a menu entry “Send link…” in the file menu but there is no shortcut assigned to it (for some strange reason). Today I stumbled upon this neat blog entry, which explains how to do it for Firefox 3.6 and I’m happy to say that the way described there still works in version 13.0.1.
Here are the necessary steps:
- Install the keyconfig extension from here
- Open the configuration options of keyconfig (to be found at Tools > Keyconfig… OR using the ⇧⌘F12 shortcut)
- Select “Add a new key”
- Name the key whatever you like (something like “Send link…” would make sense, however)
- In the <code> area enter “MailIntegration.sendLinkForWindow(window.content);”
- Click “OK”
- Type in the shortcut you want to use (most probably ⇧⌘I)
- Click “Apply”
That’s it. Now you can send emails with a link to the current page using the ⇧⌘I shortcut from within Firefox.