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How can I disable the Keyboard Shortcut ctrl+shift+c in Google Chrome to bring up the Developer Tools console?

I find myself trying to copy+paste content from the browser and mistakenly typing ctrl+shift+c when I really want to do ctrl+c instead.

How can I disable the current keyboard binding or change ctrl+shift+c to do the same as ctrl+c in Google Chrome?

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I've managed to make it work with shortkeys:

  • Keyboard shortcut: ctrl+shift+c
  • Behavior: Run JavaScript
  • Javascript code to run: document.execCommand('copy')

Then just hit Save and reload tabs for the new setting to take effect.

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Edit:

The originally suggested solution is no longer available.

The one provided by Paweł Prażak currently work and actually copies the text to the clipboard.


I was able to successfully override the Ctrl+Shift+C shortcut by using the Shortcut Manager extension and creating a new shortcut for the key combination.

You can then reassign it to trigger a host of pre-configured actions, or any javascript / bookmarklet code of your choosing. I don't really have any experience with javascript, so I can't really figure out how to make it act like Ctrl+C, but as far simply preventing it from bringing up the Developer Tools console, simply setting it to execute:

<script></script>

seems to work.

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You can do that with Shortcut Manager and document.execCommand('copy') command, which were added to Google Chrome 43+ (~April 2015)

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  • as of 2018 the Shortcut Manager is not there anymore, you can try shortkeys but it has a very small user base. – Paweł Prażak Jan 2 '18 at 20:05

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