February 1, 2023

If you’re tired of mixing up keyboard shortcuts, you might want to know how to turn off the Ctrl-Shift-Q shortcut. You can get rid of this shortcut through your settings, which is good news. You only need to do a few simple things to turn off the Ctrl-Shift-Q shortcut and replace it with something else.

You can’t completely turn off the Ctrl+Shift+Q keyboard shortcut and stop it from closing all tabs at once, but you can override it. Start by going to Chrome’s extensions page, where you can choose an extension. Second, click the box to the right of the extension. Put “Ctrl-Shift-Q” in the box and click OK to give the shortcut a different function.

Are you ready to learn another new trick that will help you get more out of your computer? To learn all you need to know, continue reading to the very end.


What does it mean to press Ctrl+Shift+Q?

If you don’t know about it, the Chrome shortcut Ctrl+Shift+Q closes all tabs and windows at once. Even if you don’t use them very often, shortcuts can be bad in other ways. For one thing, it can close all your work at once, and you might lose what you’ve done.

Then, what could make you press these key combinations? This action is very close to the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Tab, which goes back to the previous tab in the active window. So, if you click Ctrl-Shift-T by accident, you might click Ctrl-Shift-Q.

How to turn off the shortcut Ctrl-Shift-Q

Surprisingly, it’s not hard to get rid of the frustration you feel when you use this shortcut. With a few clicks in Chrome, the Ctrl-Shift-Q Shortcut will no longer close all of your tabs at once.

But keep in mind that you can’t turn off the shortcut completely. You can only change it. This means that you don’t have to turn it off completely; instead, you can give it another job to do. So, if you click on the “Q” instead of the “T” by accident, it shouldn’t be a big deal.

Follow the steps below to turn off the shortcut for Ctrl-Shift-Q in Chrome:

1. Go to your Chrome add-ons


In the address bar of your browser, type chrome:/extensions. This will take you to the page for Chrome extensions. Find the part that says “keyboard shortcuts” when this opens.

Use Chrome’s drop-down menu (the three dots at the top) if you don’t want to look at the extension page. The drop-down menu will have options for extensions.

2. Choose an Add-on

When you’ve chosen the one you want, click the box next to the extension. If you don’t have any extensions, you’ll need to add one. To do this, go to the Chrome extension store and install any simple extension.

The box will change colour and say “Type a shortcut” when it is ready to be used. Before you move on to the next step, make sure you see that text. If you don’t, you might accidentally press Ctrl+Shift+Q shortcut key, which will close all of your tabs.

3. Complete the Steps

To make sure the box is on, press Ctrl-Shift-Q on your keyboard. Tap the “OK” button at the bottom of the screen to stop it.


All it takes to get rid of that anger is to do that. You’ve basically just put your own shortcut for Ctrl-Shift-Q in place of Chrome’s default shortcut for Ctrl-Shift-Q. So, the next time you accidentally press that combination with your fingers, the extension you chose will open.

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