Re: Altering the default keyboard shortcut to quit Firefox

From: Tomek CEDRO <>
Date: Sat, 07 May 2022 22:39:57 UTC
On Sat, May 7, 2022 at 8:13 PM Christoph Moench-Tegeder
<> wrote:
> ## Sean C. Farley (
> > 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.
> Badly: after all, Ctrl-Q is the Quit shortcut in many applications
> (yes, it is also the default "start" terminal control character,
> for those of us who remember); and it certainly has been "Quit" in
> firefox for a very long time and requiring people to re-learn is a
> no-go.
> You can toggle "Confirm before quitting" and "Confirm before closing
> multiple tabs" in Firefox' settings (right there under General),
> and there's "browser.quitShortcut.disabled" in about:config.

+1 :-)

Confirm before close seems enough protection. Session restore can help
start where you left off.

Also it would be wild to create local patch that will change a
standard program behavior only on a given platform. That would lead
standard program to behave different on different platforms (and
platform versions). Smells like Linux. Not good.