Better Ctrl-W is a Chrome extension developed by thalesmello.
According to the data from Chrome web store, current version of Better Ctrl-W is 0.1, updated on 2020-05-02.
1,000+ users have installed this extension. 11 users have rated this extension with an average rating of 3.91.
Closes highlighted tabs. To replace ctrl-w on Windows/Linux for Vim users!
# Better Ctrl-W
Vim users are used to using the `Ctrl-w` key combination for deleting the last
word when in insert mode. That's no problem for Mac OS users when using
chrome, as the keyboard shortcut for closing a tab is Cmd+w. This is a problem
when using the browser on either Linux or Windows machines, as `Ctrl-w` is the
shortcut for closing a window. So, when editing a text, a Vim user might
accidentally close the current tab by issuing a `Ctrl-w` command, sometimes losing
important text that was being edited.
That annoyance motivated people to discuss solutions on [a StackOverflow thread],
in which user [`samson`] commented he created [a Chrome extension] precisely to:
1. Assign `Ctrl-w` to an extension shortcut that does absolutely nothing
2. Assign a hotkey to close the current tab (I like to use `Alt-w` to mimic Mac OS's `Cmd+w`)
The problem with his extension is that it only works with the currently active tab,
and I regularly use `Shift + Click` to highlight a bunch of tabs, so that I can close them
all at once. His plugin didn't support multiple highlighted tabs, so I created my own.
To use this plugin as it's intended, you have to set up the keyboard shortcuts after
installing it. Go to `chrome://extensions/shortcuts` and set the following shortcuts:
1. Assign `Do absolutely nothing` to `Ctrl-w`
2. Assign `Close highlighted tabs` to `Alt-w` or any other key combination of choice
This way, `Ctrl-w` will no longer close the current tab by mistake when editing it,
and you will be able to use `Alt-w` to close either the current of all highlighted tabs.
it would be great if you add to your extension the ability to delete the word before the cursor in the input
I love it. Thanks!
I use Ctrl W for ever browser game out there thank you so much!
Although it works, when I want to reset Ctrl W to close tabs, I can't reset it anymore.