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Have you observed that google-chrome has approximately 29 shortcuts. ( ctrl-A...Z ) I really hate these things. Anyway, my questions:

  • How can I disable some of the shortcuts ?
  • Are there any files where all settings are stored? If there are, where are those files in Ubuntu 12.04?
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Do you usually hit them by accident ? – josinalvo Jul 28 '12 at 14:45
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Apparently in chrome , google has not addressed the Disabling Keyboard Shortcuts Feature yet .

Such applications specific shortcuts are stored by the application, i guess such Shortcut config File doesn't exist in Ubuntu.

There are extensions like Hotkey and shortcut manager which provides User Defined shortcuts though.

Even HUD seems to have limited features in Chrome.

Through shortcut manager , you can disable all the Ctrl shortcuts individually as here.

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For further reference visit

Change/Disable Chrome Keyboard shortcuts

Disable shortcuts in Google Chrome

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No option to disable Ctrl+W :( – Anwar Shah Aug 2 '15 at 14:03
I often use Alt + 1, 3, 7 to write "ë". When NumLock is off by mistake this changes to Alt + End, PgDn, Home, and Alt + Home is the shortcut for home page, which means I lose the text I was writing. Your solution worked for me by modifying the shortcut, using the extension, to rather execute this JavaScript: "return false;" Hope it helps. – that0th3rGuy Jul 11 at 13:14

This is an awful kludge:

Websites' Javascript can intercept most browser shortcuts. This is normally used to implement keyboard shortcuts in web apps (so e.g. Ctrl-S saves the document open in a web app instead of opening the browser's save page dialog). However, if you handle the event by ignoring it, it effectively disables the browser's shortcut.

To do this, create a script that traps all browser shortcuts and discards them. Save it as a Greasemonkey user script (name it something.user.js) and set it to execute on all pages. You can use Chromium's built-in Greasemonkey support, or use any of various extensions if you prefer a different interface. The end result is that whenever you're on any web page (i.e. always), the script will have executed, causing most browser shortcuts to be trapped and discarded before the browser processes them.

Of course, you can write your script to not trap a particular shortcut that you actually use.

Note that there are a few shortcuts (generally related to navigating between tabs) that by design web pages are not allowed to trap. Those will therefore not be disabled.

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  1. Go to chrome://extensions
  2. In the very bottom right, click keyboard shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts
  3. Rebind Ctrl + Shift + Q to something less annoying. In my case I bound it to open lastpass extension.
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I had this issue too.

I fixed it by going into the Keyboard Shortcuts menu (Tools -> Extensions -> Keyboard Shortcuts (scroll to bottom)), selecting each Shortcut box, and trying to press (on Mac) Command + Shift + Alt + 5 + 6 + 7 + H + F5 ..... You get the idea. This should work on any other OS too.

Try using a bunch of modifier keys and smacking the keyboard with your hand (or head!) until it says "Not set".

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