GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 604566
Please provide Ctrl-Q (Quit) as a synonym for Ctrl-W (Close)
Last modified: 2009-12-19 15:04:51 UTC
Many, many Gnome programs use Ctrl-Q as the shortcut for Quit and Ctrl-W as the shortcut for Close window.
I constantly keep hitting Ctrl-Q in an Evince window, waiting a little before smacking myself on the forehead and then pressing Ctrl-W.
I think it would be a good addition if Ctrl-Q also meant Quit in Evince.
(In reply to comment #0)
> Many, many Gnome programs
Which ones? Name at least 5 !
Also note that there *already is* a shortcut for "close window" that *all* programmes support due to it being managed by metacity: Alt-F4.
Anyway, this has been discussed over and over again, and it's WONTFIX.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 305305 ***
I guess I don't know the exact definition of "Gnome programs", but here are 10 programs that are in the git.gnome.org repository and listed in the Gnome Bugzilla, that I have used from time to time:
* Configuration Editor (gconf-editor)
* System Log Viewer (gnome-system-log)
* System Monitor (gnome-system-monitor)
* Nautilus - (Ctrl-Q means "Close all" - including current)
As to using the Metacity shortcut: I do not use Metacity - I have been using FVWM for over a decade and will continue to do so. I didn't know it was a prequisite for feedback on Evince that you run Metacity.
I'm sorry to have upset you with a duplicate enhancement request. For the record, I did search bugzilla for similar requests before filing mine; obviously I didn't search hard enough.
Created attachment 150063 [details] [review]
Add Ctrl+Q as an alias for Ctrl+W
Ctrl+Q meaning "Quit, closing all windows" is a superset of Ctrl+W, meaning "Close current window".
The attached patch adds Ctrl+Q as a simple alias for Ctrl+W.
* People who have Ctrl+Q hardwired into their fingers to mean Quit get the
expected result when only one window is open.
(I don't think of multiple Evince windows as from the same instance of the
program, as I usually don't open new windows from within Evince - compare
with The Gimp or Firefox, where I often do, and expect all of them to close
* No impact on people who use the menus.
* No impact on people who continue to use Ctrl+W.
(Meta: * Annoying duplicates of this bug-report will stop.)
* People who expect Ctrl+Q to close all Evince windows will get less windows
closed than they expect.