I'm using the new Windows Terminal app and trying to change the full-screen toggle from F11 to Shift-F11. I know how to add Shift-F11, but I can't seem to figure out how to remove F11. I could change the "defaults.json" file, but the changes would be lost every time the app updates.

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In your settings.json file, you can unset key bindings by creating a command whose action is null. You can also overwrite defaults.

In your case, try using this config:




        { "command": "toggleFullscreen", "keys": "shift+f11" },
        { "command": null, "keys": "f11" }

From Using Editing Windows Terminal JSON Settings:

    "command" : null, "keys" : ["ctrl+shift+6"]

This will unbind Ctrl+Shift+6, allowing vim to use the keystroke instead of the terminal.


Any changes in that profile will overwrite those from the defaults.

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    In place of null, use unbound in double quotes like "unbound" in new terminal
    – Jay Rajput
    Nov 23, 2020 at 14:10

Since Windows Terminal v1.4 the "keybindings" key has been deprecated in favour of "actions". Customize actions in Windows Terminal

Both null and "unbound" commands will work.

    { "command": "unbound", "keys": "f11" }

(the only way it worked for me)

you can add

{ "command": { "action": "sendInput", "input": "\u0000" }, "keys": "ctrl+shift+up" },
{ "command": { "action": "sendInput", "input": "\u0000" }, "keys": "ctrl+shift+down" },

so when you press the keys, it replaces the undesirable command with sending a null character to the input (that, of course, does nothing lol)

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