Is there some way to prevent the default find / search (CTRL+F / CMD+F) in Google Chrome from being overridden?

I've noticed a few applications such as Atlassian Confluence that overrides find with their custom implementation.

  • Tumblr does that in their theme editor as well. – kleinfreund Jan 15 '15 at 20:42

Yes, but you'll probably need to know some javascript.

If the Confluence site is overriding the keydown event using a JS event listener, you'll need to write a userscript which will remove the event listener so the functionality is restored to the captured shortcut.

I haven't used Confluence, but if Atlassian has overridden the Find command ctrl+F / cmd+F, that is very bad behavior on their part and the best course of action is to contact support and complain about that bad UX.

  • Thanks! I looked into it, and you are correct that it is a listener on the keydown event. It is built in to TinyMCE that Confluence use (see example: tinymce.com). Only problem is that the keydown listener does a lot of other things too, so just unbinding it will break things. – Robin Andersson Jan 15 '15 at 23:05
  • @RobinAndersson Good luck sorting it out. You can always re-bind the ones you want to keep. – jsejcksn Jan 15 '15 at 23:22

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