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There is a shortcut in the Google Chrome Developer Tools which happen to trigger every times I try to type the [ or ] character in the console. The shortcut in question probably is Alt+[, Alt+^ or [ and it moves the tabs (of the Chrome Developer Tools) to the last selected one. This shortcut is simply blocking me from typing the [ or ] in the console and I want to either disable it or edit it to something else. How can I edit or disable that shortcut ?

Note : I'm not really using the shortcut in the developers tools, so if it's only possible to disable all shortcut it would be a viable solution.

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I have raised a new Chromium issue at . Personally, I do not expect keyboard shortcut customization to be available in Chrome, as the design direction is to keep things as simple as possible for end users. – hanxue Jan 3 '13 at 15:35
Actually, I've just found out that the <kbd>Ctrl</kbd> + <kbd>[</kbd> shortcut is documented at – hanxue Jan 3 '13 at 15:45
@hanxue The original problem with Alt + [ that was switching tabs instead of typing [ has been fixed since this question was posted. It was an issue with french keyboard layout and Chrome. Here's the bug report : – HoLyVieR Jan 3 '13 at 16:29
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You have stumbled upon an undocumented shortcut in Google Chrome. The shortcut that you mention is actually Ctrl + [, which scrolls through each of the developer tabs in sequence from right to left.

A quick way around it is to use the Keyconfig extension to re-map Ctrl + [ to no action.

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See this article. Just right click on chrome shortcut and select properties and then in target at the last add the -disable-dev-tool. Hope it will work for you.

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I don't want to disable developer tools, I'm using it. What I want to remove or disable is a shortcut of developer tools that makes developers tools console hard to use. – HoLyVieR May 21 '12 at 3:39
Seems much hard but I will try to find out the way for this. – avirk May 24 '12 at 15:56
I don't think that there is any way yet to do this. I think you can suggest this option to Google. :) – avirk May 25 '12 at 3:10

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