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Prevent Accidentally Closing Google Chrome Through Shortcut

Prevent Accidentally Closing Google Chrome Through Shortcut

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The guys over at MacStories posted a very helpful Chrome tip (originally posted on Mac OS X Hints).

Everyone hates accidentally closing apps. Especially browsers. “Arrgh, lost tabs” or “Arrrgh, I was typing a really funny reply to that LOL cat picture” are two common screams that I can be often heard bellowing.

Within Google Chrome you can add a prompt that alerts and asks if you want to close the browser when you use the shortcut CMD+Q. Pressing CMD+Q again will confirm the closing of Chrome.

To activate this feature, type “about:flags” (without quotes) into the address bar in Chrome and then activate “Confirm to Quit”.

Happy quitting!

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  1. Sietse says:

    great tip! I had this last night again when trying to switch off tabs with CMD+W… of course there's always the Recently Closed Tabs thingy, but it's still annoying.

    Prompt switched on!

  2. Has this option been removed now?

  3. It’s either removed or just got migrated to a different location because I can’t find it either.

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