Chrome no longer quits using the Ctrl-Shift-Q shortcut

Written about 2 years ago by IanDorfman

Longtime users of the Chrome web browser will have to adapt to the removal of a keyboard shortcut used to quit the application.

In the latest versions of Small Google Chrome iconGoogle Chrome, a shortcut to quit the web browser, Ctrl-Shift-Q, will now notify users to press Alt-F-X to exit instead. This change comes following a discussion on Chromium's official bug tracking page that has been ongoing since May of 2013. Many users mean to press Ctrl-Shift-Tab to change the currently active tab in a browser window. In that same discussion thread for the issue, users are objecting to the recent change.

As reported by gHacks, the Ctrl-Shift-W keyboard shortcut to close all open tabs was not impacted in any way. Also noted in the gHacks article, good alternatives with the Ctrl-Shift-Q keyboard shortcut still intact include Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox and Firefox-based browsers such as Small Pale Moon iconPale Moon.

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gHacks Tech News