Ivan Tomica

Change Ctrl + Q to Ctrl + Shift + Q in Firefox

If you are, like me, using keyboard for your tab manipulation needs inside Firefox you may find yourself in a same situation where I was. There is serious design flaw with Firefox’s default shortcut for closing the browser.

By default Firefox uses key combination Ctrl + q to close the window which is TOO CLOSE to Ctrl + w combination which is used for closing a single tab. Since I’ve been using Firefox I have this issue with closing Firefox coincidentally when in fact trying to close only one tab and that happens few times a day. If I was “normal Firefox user” that wouldn’t bother me too much, I think, but since I’m insane and have around 100+ tabs (being optimistic here) open at all time I find that “minor” keyboard related mistake a huge issue.

Anyhow, without further ado, I have found myself an ideal plugin to solve my miseries. I present you: “Ctrl+Shift+Q Quit“. You can find add-on linked at the top of this post.

Sysadmin on the everlasting journey of learning. Always in search for an opportunity to prove myself and to learn something new. My addiction is learning and my main goal is to excel in every aspect of Linux/Unix system administration.


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