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This is a historical document. The method no longer works: the firefox people have finally banished Emacs for good. Or, really, for bad. If you can find a way to reenable them, please let me know.

Once upon a time firefox came out of the box with a set of key bindings reminiscent of Emacs: c-a went to the beginning of the line, c-f moved a character forward, c-b moved a character backwards, and so on. But then things got “modern”, and the idea of moving around in the text with keystrokes went out of fashion. That's what mice are for: take your hands off the keyboard, look for the mouse, move to where you want to go, and in less than 10 seconds you will have achieved what takes about 400 ms with the keyboard.

But there's a back door for hard core keyboard users: put this in a file ~/.gtkrc-2.0:

gtk-key-theme-name = "Emacs"

And then things will be back the way rmsGod intended.

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