This is not a duplicate of Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K in comments conflicts with latest Firefox version because that only mentions comments, not posts.

While editing a long answer with a large block of text to quote, I held my mouse over the button for quoting, and noted that the shortcut to add quotes is Ctrl+Q.

The use of 'Q' makes sense, but it is also used to quit at least Firefox and Vivaldi.

Please note that this is not a question about adding comments and formatting of comments - this is in the main edit box, where questions are asked or answered.

Can this be changed in the website?

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  • @SonictheIntrovertedHedgehog I'm not sure this is the case - I use the ctrl+k option quite often without ill effects. Jan 29, 2019 at 22:07
  • The question body mentions Ctrl+Q as well. Jan 29, 2019 at 22:08
  • @SonictheIntrovertedHedgehog But I'm not talking about in comments - I'm talking about the edit box for asking questions, or answering questions. Jan 29, 2019 at 22:10
  • Ah, OK, I get it. Retracted my dupe vote. Jan 29, 2019 at 22:10
  • @SonictheIntrovertedHedgehog Thx. I noted as AskUbuntu that it's not really a bug, but an annoyance Jan 29, 2019 at 22:11
  • What OS are you on? I am on MacOS and I can't repro in Firefox. I'm guessing it's a problem in Windows or Linux. Jan 30, 2019 at 1:53
  • @KodosJohnson because the shortcut for quitting is Cmd+Q on MacOS instead.
    – Olorin
    Jan 30, 2019 at 1:56
  • @KodosJohnson This is Ubuntu 18.10 kernel 4.18.0-13, Firefox 64.0.1, Gnome 3.2(ish?) Jan 30, 2019 at 2:41
  • I think this is only on Linux then, because on Windows the FF shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+Q
    – Federico
    Jan 30, 2019 at 8:48
  • This is indeed Linux-specific.
    – Marc.2377
    Apr 23, 2019 at 22:26
  • @Marc.2377 I think it may be specific to Firefox on Linux Apr 24, 2019 at 1:42
  • @CharlesGreen probably. I also use Chromium on Linux and it doesn't close when doing Ctrl+Q. And I hadn't noticed you also tested Vivaldi before.
    – Marc.2377
    Apr 24, 2019 at 2:00


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