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Right now, the close tab button is Ctrl + F4

Does anyone know of any way to change this? And does anyone know of a possible consequence of changing it?

FYI: I want to change it because the Ctrl key is fidgity on my keyboard. Closing the tab via keyboard is something that I do often so wanted to see if I could perhaps change the hotkey to just F4

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<kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>W</kbd> also works. – Mateen Ulhaq Feb 16 '11 at 1:02
Not helpful, @muntoo. His issue is with the Ctrl key. – user3463 Feb 16 '11 at 1:06
@Randolph Woops, I thought it was the F4 key, sorry. – Mateen Ulhaq Feb 16 '11 at 1:15
up vote 2 down vote accepted

ctrl-w will also close tabs, but that doesn't really solve your ctrl issue. So there are extensions which can help.

  • Shortcut Manager is pretty straightforward from what I can gather, but there appear to be issues running on Chrome 10.
  • Vimium is my preferred method of browsing the web. But the keybindings may be unfamiliar if you've not used vim. The default kebindings work x closes the current tab, X reopens. The most recent versions overrides ctrl-f and ctrl-d but that is easy to revert. Additionally you can add any custom bindings you desire.
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Vimium is awesome! I'm digging it. – Belmin Fernandez Feb 16 '11 at 3:13

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