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How to disable Control+W? Have you ever been its victim?
Control+W. A simple keyboard shortcut. A double edged sword!
I use control+w probably hundreds of times a day as I'm constantly opening and closing new tabs in my browser. And using the convenient control+w keyboard shortcut to quickly close the tab when I'm finished with it. But sometimes, sometimes, you inadvertently do that shortcut on your keyboard and it can close the tab down that you're working in and once it's gone, whatever you was working on in that tab, such as writing something in a text field, is gone! Gone forever as though it never existed.
Sometimes I've control+w'd full on essays and things before I've got to post it because of doing that lol. It just happens when you're not really a certified and educated typist and you're not really looking at the keyboard and before you know it bang! The tab or the browser is gone in a nano second lol
I know it. You know it. Anyone that uses a keyboard and keyboard shortcuts knows it! Talking of keyboard shortcuts. How do you disable control+w shortcut and what can you replace it with instead? It seems the most comfortable key to press without having to move your finger much and mostly, all the other keys around it are taken up by some other command.
Example Firefox keyboard shortcuts
- Control+a = selects all the text on the page or in the field you're working in.
- Control+e = puts the cursor in the search field of your browser if you have it.
- Control+r = reloads the current page (this is basically same as closing it!)
- Control+f = opens the search form so you can find something on the page.
- Control+d = lets you save the website/page you're as a bookmark.
- Control+s = lets you download the website/page you're on to your computer.
The only other keys to replace it with could be q or z I guess.
But if you're a bit of keyboard warrior like me you'll probably still find yourself doing it from time to time!
That's why I usually write a lot of my stuff prehand in notepad or wordpad or something first if I know I'm going to be writing some really long post or something.
Windows doesn't come with a rewind feature but it would be uber cool if it did!
Have you ever been a victim of a rogue control+w?
If you deny it you are a liar and the truth is not in you!
And how to actually do that anyway?