Disable Ctrl+W (Close Tab Shortcut) / Restore a Closed Tab - Firefox 3
The W key on my keyboard is next to the X & when trying sometimes to make Ctrl+X (shortcut for "cut"), I hit the Ctrl+W instead & here is (precious) irretrievable work gone.
Yesterday when this happened, I decided it will be the last time, so i went googling for a solution, & it happens to be again an add-on for Firefox 3, it's called KeyConfig.
By the way if you didn't get Firefox yet you have no excuse do it now!, it's really the best web browser around!
How to use the plug-in?
Just install it, restart Firefox then go to Tools > Keyconfig, or use shortcut Ctrl+Shift+F12, a box will pop-up with the list of keyboard shortcuts, modify or deactivate the ones you want, I could have just changed the shortcut for tab close, but I really never use it, I just disabled.
OK, what about restoring a closed by mistake tab?
Hmm, for that there's a hidden keyboard shortcut on Firefox, I wouldn't have known about it if I didn't install Keyconfig & see it in the shortcuts list, the shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+T, it's great because even the text you type in fields & forms is restored with the tab, & you can hit the key combination several times to restore several tabs! I wish I knew before about it :'(
Happy restoring & again get FF3!!