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I want to disable the Ctrl+Shift+w shortcut because I sometimes press it accidentally when trying to Ctrl+Shift+e. Is there a simple way to disable this?

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It is possible to do this with a Firefox add-on. The one I have found in the past is Customizable Shortcuts. You can find it here. It gives you a new page in your Firefox options that allows you to reassign the shortcuts used for each command. For example, I set the close window command that was Ctrl+Shift+W to be something I would never accidentally use, such as Ctrl+Alt+Shift+9. It works pretty well on the Windows version of Firefox, although I admit I don't know about add-on cross compatibility with Linux.

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Yep, it works on Linux to. Thanks –  Bruce Connor Apr 24 '12 at 13:40
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Download and install Autohotkey, create a script called ctrl_shift_w.ahk

#IfWinActive ahk_class MozillaWindowClass

^+w::

return

Load the script by double clicking it.

This will intercept the ctrl+shift+w key sequence.

Autohotkey is very small and installs in just a few seconds.

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While I know and love autohotkey, I actually need something that works on linux. =) –  Bruce Connor Apr 23 '12 at 18:43
    
Missed that in the title –  bryan Apr 23 '12 at 18:55
    
@bryan If your answer was on topic, you'd need to add more to your script. Currently, it applies to the whole operating system. You'd want to use #IfWinActive to limit the hotkey to Firefox. –  iglvzx Apr 23 '12 at 20:15
    
Thanks for the suggestion. –  bryan Apr 23 '12 at 20:52
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