Firefox and CTRL+Q

Because I'm so hardcore (or lazy, or stupid), I have no less than 50 or 60 tabs in my Firefox browser open at any given time. Sometimes I like clicking on a link using the middle mouse button so that it opens in another tab, because I don't want to interfere with the browse history of the current tab, but that means a lot of times I close the tab when I'm done, and I do that by using the hotkey CTRL+W. Now I'm usually a keyboard/hotkey using professional, but even super-pros sometimes (maybe because of intoxication) hit CTRL+Q by mistake, and this is bad because it quits Firefox. Since I have so many tabs open, restarting firefox takes a minute or so, and that's just too long to wait. Unacceptable, completely, much.

The last time I accidentally quit Firefox, I got fed up and decided to try and disable it. Thanks to google and how popular the internet seems to be these days, I found this blog post which is exactly what I wanted. 10+ years ago, I would have gone straight to the code, looking for the appropriate lines I needed to comment out, but we live in the 1980's now, and Tron is in theatres, and that rules. In particular, I just needed to install this keyconfig extension, then I can go to the Tools menu, and open up keyconfig, and disable the CTRL+Q keyboard shortcut. Awesome. And the Steelers are going to the Superbowl.


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