I use way too many tabs, and use ctrl-w to close tabs so much that it's bad for my wrists in a carpel tunnel way. Is there any way to map closing of tabs to a single key (e.g. the
escape key) to avoid that?
Using native key remapping or some google chrome extension?
Edit: Clarification, I'm aware that a single key necessarily will overlap some functionality, but I don't see a way around it because using the dynamic multi-key combinations causes twisted hand positions that exacerbate carpel tunnel. I explicitly don't need the "stop this tab from loading" functionality, at least not in the form of the key, since I can click the icon.
I'm looking for a solution simple enough that it will replace my muscle memory impulse to use
ctrl-w, since that has turned out to be so bad on my hands, preferably without leaving home row, since that is when I habitually try to use
When I'm actually using a full fledged mouse, the "middle-click-tab-to-close" works well enough, but on a trackpad, using the keyboard for this continually necessary task is preferable.
Update: Tried the keyboard shortcuts extension here: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/mgjjeipcdnnjhgodgjpfkffcejoljijf but I couldn't find any single keys results that worked.