Tip - Disable cmd+q for Safari

09 Jul 2020

How many times have you accidentally quit Safari by pressing cmd+q instead of cmd+w (closing a tab)? For me, this happens almost daily.

Here is a small tip to disable cmd+q:

System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts > Click the + button

Choose Safari from the dropdown. Under the title put Stop and add cmd+q as the shortcut.

That is it. A small daily frustration removed.

"Stop" (stop reloading the page) has a keyboard shortbut already associated with it (see under the 'View' menu for Safari) but since I have never used it I am going to override it.


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