Re: Altering the default keyboard shortcut to quit Firefox

From: Sean C. Farley <>
Date: Sat, 14 May 2022 20:51:34 UTC
On Sat, 7 May 2022, Kevin Oberman wrote:

> 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.

Thank all of you for the replies.  I did not realize that Firefox had 
finally straightened out the confirmation on quitting.  It used to quit 
without confirmation if there was only one tab, which got annoying for 

Anyway, I think I will stick with the patch for myself since I have 
gotten used to its behavior over the years.