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How to disable your Chrome Ctrl + W keybinding

Learn how to disable the shortcut Ctrl + W altogether on your GNOME

Suraj Deshmukh

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I am about to attempt the CKA exam and it has a browser based terminal. And I am used to this terminal shortcut Ctrl + W which deletes a word. But the same shortcut in browser can close a tab. Since this exam is combination of both I am afraid I might close my exam tab while deleting a word in terminal. Now the only solution to this is disabling the shortcut in chrome. But turns out that the shortcut is hard coded in chrome.

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I am a Software Engineer at Kinvolk, working on various tooling around container technology like Docker, Kubernetes.