One of things SE can do with our profiles is syncing. In fact there's a box called "Save And Copy Profile To All Stack Exchange Accounts". Why isn't the keyboard shortcuts part of this functionality? Is there any technical problem that can't be solved?

  • Or at very least, that the meta and main sites share configuration..
    – Braiam
    Jul 26, 2014 at 17:00
  • Who said it can't be solved? I said I want to add a way to do it, but the fact that it's not there yet is hardly a reason to not enable the feature at all, is it?
    – balpha StaffMod
    Jul 26, 2014 at 17:16
  • @balpha I could think of a reason why it couldn't, that's why I suspected it was necessary for the time being.
    – Braiam
    Jul 26, 2014 at 17:20
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    @balpha this has been [status-planned] since 2014. Is anything happening with that?
    – Mithical
    Jan 18, 2017 at 9:12
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    I just encountered this issue when I realized I'd like to enable keyboard shortcuts on all profiles. @balpha, can we get an update on the status?
    – Cerbrus
    Feb 22, 2017 at 10:13
  • Also, when I register at a new site, the keyboard shortcuts setting isn't copied over.
    – Cerbrus
    Feb 22, 2017 at 10:36

2 Answers 2


This has finally been implemented along with a couple other global preferences.


I made a UserScript that enables this setting for the site you're on.
Right now, this will require a page reload to apply the updated setting.

Also available in bookmarklet form:


Full code:

var params = [
    { name: 'fkey', value: localStorage['se:fkey'].split(',')[0] },
    { name: 'key', value: '85' },     // 85 is the id for the keyboard shortcuts setting.
    { name: 'value', value: 'true' }, // Enable that setting
    { name: 'forUserId', value: $('.my-profile, .profile-me').attr('href').match(/\d+/)[0] }


This should work on any site you have an account on.

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