Rated 2.7 out of 5
2.7 Stars out of 5
- by Firefox user 13471670, 2 years agoRated 2 out of 5Doesn't seem to work any more with new Firefox 57 :-(
Sorry, I don't know how to reply here, so I hope you see my edit: I am using Ubuntu 16.04. The plugin loads, but Ctrl+Q still closes the browser. Let me know if you need more info and thanks for any help!
- by gianni, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5I can confirm that this doesn't work at all under firefox 57 and linux ubuntu 17.10. I don't give a one star because it works elsewhere :-) I'm sure that the developer will fix this. Thanks for your work, and I hope for a fix in linux.
- by Firefox user 13437330, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Works perfectly for most use cases and is a life saver!
Obscure bug: If the history/bookmarks window is open pressing Cmd+Q closes all windows. It's a pretty rare case though.
- by intgr, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5The low ratings are unwarranted. This add-on is functional on macOS and the only one that works with Firefox Developer Edition (or Firefox version 57+). Thanks, Rob W!
The problems on Linux are unfortunate (I use Linux too), but are caused by Firefox and not the extension author's fault.Thanks for this review. Although 1-star ratings are not ideal, they are deserved until the add-on also works for everyone.
Could you also write which OS you're using? I know that it works on macOS, and not on Linux, but I'm not sure about others.
- by caesar, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Works well on OS X. Might be nicer if instead of simply disabling Cmd+Q it popped up a warning which then allowed pressing Cmd+Q a second time within a couple of seconds to actually quit.
- by Mathnerd314, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Excellent addon, but needs a GitHub repository or similar to manage issues (reviews are not really a good place...)The code behind this add-on is so simple* that I haven't bothered with creating a Github repository.
To get support, just mail me (see "Support E-mail" at the add-on listing for my address).
* you can view the code at https://robwu.nl/crxviewer/?crx=https%3A%2F%2Faddons.mozilla.org%2Fen-US%2Ffirefox%2Faddon%2Fdisable-ctrl-q-and-cmd-q
- by LuisNabais, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5Does not work in my case.
Arch Linux x86_64
Firefox 52.0.2Confirmed, sorry for that, I hope that you did not accidentally lose your tabs. I have edited the add-on description to state that it does not work on Linux for now until https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1325692 is fixed.
For now, you can use https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/disable-ctrl-q-shortcut/. That add-on will cease to work by the end of this year though. Hopefully the linked bugzilla issue will be fixed by then, so you can install this add-on again to get it to work (or keep the add-on installed; although it does not work right now, it does no harm either).
- by Firefox user 10505403, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5Does the WebExtensions API make it possible to implement a CMD-Q Catcher-like behavior - e.g. press Cmd+Q twice to quit?
EDIT (reply): I use it in Opera (which has it in its advanced options: Hold Command-Q (or press it twice) to quit Opera) and like it very much. That's why I'd like to have it here as well to keep the behavior consistent. CMD-Q Catcher does just that, but it's an old and unmaintained extension without the e10s support.The add-on just overrides Ctrl-Q and ignores the keystroke. I don't know if there is a way to exxplicitly quit Firefox (I can close all open windows, but I don't know for sure whether the windows would be restored when Firefox starts again).
I believe that quitting is such a rare operation that it should not be possible to do it by accident. Two Cmd-Q presses can still be done by accident.
If you want to explicitly quit Firefox by keyboard, you can use the following shortcut:
- Linux (and Windows too, I guess): Alt + F, Q
- macOS: Fn + Ctrl + F2, Arrow right, Arrow Down, Q, Enter (Ctrl instead of Fn + Ctrl if you are not using a Mac keyboard; to enable Ctrl+F2 the menubar shortcut should be enabled, see https://superuser.com/questions/303525/what-is-the-shortcut-to-access-the-menubar-in-mac-os-x).
(by following these shortcuts, you are basically opening the menu and activating the Quit menu item)