Is there a way to disable Thunderbird quit when ctrl + W pressed?
The answer is based on @Ynhockey comment:
This could be done using Keyconfig extension.
Once Keyconfig couldn't be installed with standard Extension Manager, follow this instruction:
- Download and save the extension file to your hard disk.
- In Mozilla Thunderbird, open Add-ons from the Tools menu.
- From the options button next to the add-on search field, select "Install Add-on From File..." and select the downloaded add-on.
- Restart Thunderbird and use the add-on installed to disable any keyboard shortcut you want.
You don't have to install addons or change keys.
In Thunderbird config you have something like
Set this to
false -> restart TB -> should works ( tested on TB 60.6.0 (32bits), Win 7 )
How to get to this setting area? Here is the doc -> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/config-editor
This is better idea beacuse CTRL+W will still works for close another tabs
Here the official Thunderbird answer:
Some (but not all) keyboard shortcuts can be customized using an add-on. This can also be useful to disable certain shortcuts, for example to prevent unexpected behavior from single-key shortcuts.
Dorando Keyconfig (an updated version of the original "keyconfig") and Menu Wizard are examples of add-ons that help to customize or disable shortcuts.
(Note that third-party add-ons are not supported or endorsed by Mozilla.)