Bookmark pull-down menus in Firefox and Safari

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  1. mc73 macrumors newbie

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    I have recently switched from a Dell Latitude notebook to MacBook Pro. I am running both Firefox and Safari on my MBP and am using both regularly. In Firefox for PCs, I was able to access the Bookmarks pulldown menu by hitting CTRL + B. I could then select a bookmark by typing its first letter.

    I can't seem to find a keyboard shortcut that will access the Bookmarks pull-down menu in either Safari or Firefox for Mac. I know that CMD + B will open the bookmarks sidebar in Firefox, but I'd prefer not to have to open the sidebar. I just want to access my bookmarks like I was used to in Firefox for PC. Anyone know how to do this or how to program a keyboard shortcut to do it?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Wheelie4 macrumors regular

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    The closest option I could find for this situation after I switched to a Mac last year was to use the shortcut "Ctrl + F2" (Fn + Ctrl + F2 for laptops) to hilight the Apple menu the hit the letter "B" then arrow through the bookmarks.
     
  3. mc73 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip, Wheelie 4. It's cumbersome, but it does work. If anyone figures out anything faster than that, let me know.

    Also, if anyone knows of a way to program keyboard shortcuts in Firefox or Safari, please post.
     
  4. Wheelie4 macrumors regular

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    I actually changed the Fn + Ctrl + F2 to Ctrl + M eliminating the need to use the Fn key in the shortcut.

    In System Preferences>Keyboard & Mouse>Keyboard Shortcuts you can add or change shortcuts. At the bottom you choose the application. But you can't add them to open dropdown menu's like Ctrl+F to open the File menu, only things within the menu.

    Shortcut changing video HERE
     
  5. mc73 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, Wheelie4! That's a big help. When I have more time to play with all the shortcuts, I may do some major changes. But for now, this works.
     

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