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Version: 0.0.1
Last Update: 2018-08-01

Overview

ctrlw is a Chrome extension developed by Sam Lazarus. According to the data from Chrome web store, current version of ctrlw is 0.0.1, updated on 2018-08-01.
581 users have installed this extension. 11 users have rated this extension with an average rating of 4.36.

A no-op extension. Useful for killing the dreaded Ctrl-W hotkey!

I wrote this extension after the thousandth time I had closed a tab while meaning to delete a word. If you are tired of Chrome hijacking your muscle memory on ^W, this extension is for you! It provides two commands, one which does nothing, and one which closes the current tab. If you map the former to Ctrl-W, and the latter to Alt-W, you will never again mistakenly close a tab!

A future version may include the expected Ctrl-W functionality, but don't hold your breath.

Rating

4.36

11 ratings

Total Installs

581

Information

Last Update

2018-08-01

Current Version

0.0.1

Size

19.34KiB

Author

Sam Lazarus

Website

None

Category

Developer Tools

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avatar Cole D.
2022-01-03

Works perfectly! In order for it to work you have to select the three bars in the top left. From there you can add your desired shortcuts.

avatar Andrii Haranin
2021-12-12

Thank you!
It works. Just needed to go to chrome://extensions and assign Ctrl-W to this extention "do nothing" action. That did the job! :)

avatar Ghost Slayin
2021-09-08

for it to work, go to chrome://extensions/shortcuts, set this extensions "do absolutely nothing!" keybind to Ctrl+W and then it will work.

avatar Piotr Kierklo
2020-11-11

This does not work (anymore?) for Chrome Version 86.0.4240.183 (Official Build) (64-bit) and Windows 10

Another solution that works (but disables closing the tab) I found here:
https://superuser.com/questions/569248/disable-hardwired-chrome-hot-key-ctrlw/1207752

Only solution that worked for me was to rebind ctrl+w to some extension keyboard shortcut.
go to chrome://extensions/shortcuts
add ctrl+w as shortcut to any chrome extension you like.
Now, ctrl+w does not close the browser tab.

avatar Longaui
2020-10-07

One of most useful extensions here, no joke, just try playing an FPS browser game