How to save to Pocket using keyboard shortcut in Firefox

Firefox now has built in support for Pocket. The current webpage can be saved to your Pocket by clicking its button, which can be found in the Firefox toolbar. However, if you would like to press a keyboard shortcut to save to Pocket, you are out of luck. There is no such feature available.

Saving to Pocket using a keyboard shortcut in Firefox can be achieved by using the ShortcutKey2URL addon:

  • Install the ShortcutKey2URL addon.

  • Next we need the bit of Javascript that can be used to add the current webpage you are viewing to Pocket. This is the Pocket bookmarklet that can be got here. I have shared the same bookmarklet code here.

  • Go to ShortcutKey2URL Preferences and add a new entry by pasting in the above code. Set a shortcut key. I like to use S as the shortcut key.

  • That is it! I can now press the keyboard shortcut on any webpage to save it to Pocket. For example, I press Ctrl + . + S to do this.

Tried with: ShortcutKey2URL 3.7, Firefox 55.0.2 and Ubuntu 15.04

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4 thoughts on “How to save to Pocket using keyboard shortcut in Firefox

  1. Hi Ashwin,
    I have ShortcutKey2URL installed, but what do you mean by “save to pocket bookmarklet”, can you share a screenshot, showing how you setup your shortcut? Is it still working?

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        1. Anders: That’s the javascript I use.

          If that doesn’t work for you, here is another trick: Save that javascript as a Bookmark. Edit that bookmark and give it a keyword as S. For any webpage, you press Ctrl+L to get to the Location Bar and then type S+Enter to save to Pocket. This one must work on any Firefox.

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