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If you’ve got a netbook with a 1024 x 600 pixel or lower resolution display, the F11 key is your friend when surfing the web with Firefox. That’s the button that lets you view web pages in full screen mode with no toolbars or scrollbars to impede your view.

But what if you’ve got a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 netbook which doesn’t have a full row of Fn keys? With no F11 are you doomed to forever surf the web using a browser that steals some of your preceious screen real estate?

No.

All you have to do is install the keyconfig.xpi Firefox addon. You can  either download the key configuration tool using another browser and then open it in Firefox, or just click the link in Firefox and allow the addon to install.

Once loaded, can reconfigure any Firefox hotkey by going to Tools -> Keyconfig. Scroll down until you see the Full Screen option and change the hotkey to anything you like.

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6 replies on “How to change Firefox’s full screen hotkey”

  1. Another place to change this is in the your accounts preferences, which will impact any program that supports a fullscreen mode. In Gnome on a Fedora system, go to “System > Preferences > Personal > Keyboard Shortcuts”. In the window that opens up, set a new shortcut for “Toggle fullscreen mode”. I choose “ctrl-alt-f”, but you might want a different one.

  2. >If you have a Dell Mini 9 you can update the BIOS to 910_A02 and then use the FN and >z keys for F11 I did this and it works just fine!

    Doesnt the Windows key on the Dell Mini 9 maximize every program not just FF?

    I’ve used my girlfriend’s Mini enough that its my most recognzable shortcut.

  3. If you have a Dell Mini 9 you can update the BIOS to 910_A02 and then use the FN and z keys for F11
    I did this and it works just fine!

    //bob

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