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Post Posted March 14th, 2014, 4:20 pm

Pim wrote:Other keyboard shortcut differences are Alt+1 through Alt+6.

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Key combi Firefox            SeaMonkey
Alt+1     Go to first tab    Activate Browser window
Alt+2     Go to second tab   Activate Mail window
Alt+3     Go to third tab    (Nothing, used to be Instant Messenger)
Alt+4     Go to fourth tab   Activate Composer
Alt+5     Go to fifth tab    Activate Address Book
Alt+6     Go to sixth tab    Activate IRC Chat

Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn work the same though.

Actually, Alt+{1,2,4,5,6} doesn't do anything for me, but Ctrl+{1,2,4,5,6} serve as keyboard shortcuts to the individual components. Ctrl+3 most likely was the Calendar rather than Instant Messenger (which would be ChatZilla all along).

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Post Posted March 15th, 2014, 12:43 am

rsx11m wrote:
Pim wrote:Other keyboard shortcut differences are Alt+1 through Alt+6. (...)

Actually, Alt+{1,2,4,5,6} doesn't do anything for me, but Ctrl+{1,2,4,5,6} serve as keyboard shortcuts to the individual components. Ctrl+3 most likely was the Calendar rather than Instant Messenger (which would be ChatZilla all along).

I'm so sorry, I have no idea why I wrote Alt. It was always Ctrl of course. I edited my message.
Also took the opportunity to verify, but Ctrl+3 was indeed AIM in Netscape 7, not IRC.
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Post Posted March 16th, 2014, 4:50 pm

Ahhh, was wondering why that one didn't do anything!
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Post Posted March 17th, 2014, 10:19 am

Pim wrote:Also took the opportunity to verify, but Ctrl+3 was indeed AIM in Netscape 7, not IRC.

Ok, this must have been a Netscape thing, given their connection with AOL.

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Post Posted April 17th, 2014, 2:37 am

patrickjdempsey wrote:
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Command                 Firefox      SeaMonkey

Show History Sidebar     Ctrl+H      F9 (whole sidebar)         
Show All History     Ctrl+Shift+H   Ctrl+H         
Show Bookmarks Sb   Ctrl+B/Ctrl+I   F9 (whole sidebar)            
Show All Bookmarks   Ctrl+Shift+B   Ctrl+B         
Private Browsing   Ctrl+Shift+P   Ctrl+Shift+B      
Bookmark All Tabs   Ctrl+Shift+D   (no shortcut)      
Search                Ctrl+K/Ctrl+E   Ctrl+Shift+S   

Urlbar open URL
   in new tab:          Alt+Enter      Ctrl+Enter

I didn't like the fact that virtually the only way to open the feature-rich sidebar in SM was to press F9, so I'd like to point out that my MonkeyFix extension adds "Bookmarks" and "History" toolbar buttons, à la Firefox, to open the appropriate parts of the sidebar. Makes it more discoverable.
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Post Posted April 17th, 2014, 1:35 pm

Thank you jez! Updated the OP. :)
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Post Posted April 28th, 2014, 4:58 am

I didn't like the fact that virtually the only way to open the feature-rich sidebar in SM was to press F9

There's also the menu item View -> Show/Hide -> Sidebar

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Post Posted April 28th, 2014, 5:26 am

jez wrote:I didn't like the fact that virtually the only way to open the feature-rich sidebar in SM was to press F9, so I'd like to point out that my MonkeyFix extension adds "Bookmarks" and "History" toolbar buttons, à la Firefox, to open the appropriate parts of the sidebar. Makes it more discoverable.

raj_bhaskar wrote:There's also the menu item View -> Show/Hide -> Sidebar

The toolbar button for the sidebar is a very good idea and it should have been part of SeaMonkey from the start. Going to the menu is very inconvenient. Pressing F9 is convenient if you are using keyboard but since the sidebar is mostly operated with mouse then this means switching between keyboard and mouse - not convenient. This is one of the reasons I rarely used the sidebar - I was too lazy to open it :)

If we are at extensions then let me point out that the newest version of Mouse Gestures Suite I'm currently maintaining has an option to define a gesture for opening and closing the sidebar.
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Post Posted April 28th, 2014, 8:40 am

This is a FAQ, make a new topic if you want to have a discussion.
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Post Posted October 10th, 2014, 4:55 pm

So SM supports HTML5 and all other modern features? I'd gladly move from FF to something more classic looking if it support canvas and webgl, especially after chromeization of Firefox's interface.

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Post Posted October 12th, 2014, 1:30 pm

darkhog wrote:So SM supports HTML5 and all other modern features? I'd gladly move from FF to something more classic looking if it support canvas and webgl, especially after chromeization of Firefox's interface.

SeaMonkey supports all the HTML5 that Firefox supports. Also canvas an webGL. We use the same Gecko engine. The main difference is the front end UI.

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Post Posted May 22nd, 2015, 6:36 pm

Philip Chee wrote:
darkhog wrote:So SM supports HTML5 and all other modern features? I'd gladly move from FF to something more classic looking if it support canvas and webgl, especially after chromeization of Firefox's interface.

SeaMonkey supports all the HTML5 that Firefox supports. Also canvas an webGL. We use the same Gecko engine. The main difference is the front end UI.

Phil

And now the fact that you can actually develop on it because extensions don't need to be signed. :)
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Post Posted May 23rd, 2015, 2:09 pm

Pim wrote:
rsx11m wrote:
Pim wrote:Other keyboard shortcut differences are Alt+1 through Alt+6. (...)

Actually, Alt+{1,2,4,5,6} doesn't do anything for me, but Ctrl+{1,2,4,5,6} serve as keyboard shortcuts to the individual components. Ctrl+3 most likely was the Calendar rather than Instant Messenger (which would be ChatZilla all along).

I'm so sorry, I have no idea why I wrote Alt. It was always Ctrl of course. I edited my message.
Also took the opportunity to verify, but Ctrl+3 was indeed AIM in Netscape 7, not IRC.

For Mac OS, it is Cmd plus the number.

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Post Posted May 23rd, 2015, 2:31 pm

Lemon Juice wrote:The toolbar button for the sidebar is a very good idea and it should have been part of SeaMonkey from the start. Going to the menu is very inconvenient. Pressing F9 is convenient if you are using keyboard but since the sidebar is mostly operated with mouse then this means switching between keyboard and mouse - not convenient. This is one of the reasons I rarely used the sidebar - I was too lazy to open it :)

The only way I can open the sidebar with Mac SeaMonkey with a shortcut is to use Option-PageUp or Option-PageDown. Those are supposed to open previous or next tab in sidebar, but those are the only ones that will open it at all.

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Post Posted May 24th, 2015, 6:36 am

Anonymosity wrote:For Mac OS, it is Cmd plus the number.

Yes, that's a known Mac thing (and correctly documented so in the General SeaMonkey Shortcuts section of the F1 Help content).

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