Re: Altering the default keyboard shortcut to quit Firefox

From: Kevin Oberman <>
Date: Sat, 07 May 2022 16:25:18 UTC
Recent versions no longer quit on CTRL-q. They pop up a confirmation
request. Started in 98 or 99.

On Sat, May 7, 2022, 08:51 Sean C. Farley <> wrote:

> I would like to propose an option to change the keyboard shortcut to
> quit Firefox from Ctrl-Q to Ctrl+Shift-Q.  It is a simple patch, but I
> do not know how people would react to it.  The benefit is that it
> removes the "feature" of accidentally quitting when only desiring to
> close a window or tab (Ctrl-W).  As you can see from the patch, this is
> the default for Windows, so it is not unprecedented.
> I used to use userChrome.css to change it, but I have to resort to
> modifying the code due to limitations of more modern versions.
> Is this something that would be accepted?  I wrote the patch to always
> be applied, yet it can be changed to be behind an option.
> Sean
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