How to Disable CTRL+Q (and other Hotkeys) in Firefox, Thunderbird

By | January 28, 2010 | 2 Comments


How to Disable CTRL+Q (and other Hotkeys) in Firefox, ThunderbirdEver accidentally pressed CTRL+Q or any other hot key, when you didn’t really need that? Fortunately, extension called “keyconfig” will help you on this.

Not only you can change and disable hotkeys for Firefox and Thunderbird, but also: Sunbird, Flock, ChatZilla on XULRunner, Prism, Songbird, McCoy, SeaMonkey 2.0, etc.

keyconfig adds the ability to create new or modify existing shortcuts defined by a element, but only changing those which itself call a function (those with a command or oncommand attribute) has an effect (all others fulfill only cosmetic purposes it seems and are grayed out).

After it’s installed, just hit Ctrl+Shift+F12 (Tools > Keyconfig), find CTRL+Q and click on “Disable” button. That’s it.

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  • Morbus

    Now that we’re talking extensions, I recommend you divulge Strata40 https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14284 and StrataBuddy https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14762 . They are killer themes.

  • http://kaval.be alain braulio

    thanks for the tip

    now, to quit firefox avoiding to close each individual window is weeelll useful.

    Don’t you know a way to keep the function, but SAFELY ; I mean replacing ctrl+q
    by a “longer” shortcut which coud not be typed accidentaly ?

    many thanks

    braulio
    (brussels)