Robotic Tendencies
The personal blog of Robert McQueen

October 19, 2005


Does anyone know of a Thunderbird extension to check for words like “attach” and remind you if you failed to make any attachments?

Does anyone know of a way to stop Firefox interpreting Ctrl+W as “throw this window away including the wiki post/bugzilla comment/blog entry you were writing”? It doesn’t need to be mapped to delete word, I just don’t want it to close the entire thing. It’s most upsetting.

posted by ramcq @ 1:44 pm
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  1. Phil says:

    The second one is done automatically by epiphany, but I’ve never seen an extension/anything for firefox that will do the same thing.

  2. .fosk. says:

    I dont know how to avoid ctrl-w to close the tab you are working with/reading, but i use Tab Mix extension to “Undo Close Tab”… It reload your recently closed tab, even with the entries the way they were when you closed the tab by accident!!! It is very useful sometimes!!!

    Hope it helps!!


  3. Nikita says:

    May be a good point to switch to KDE tools (kmail, konqueror). Those have both noticed features.

  4. ariya says:

    Use KMail for the first case 🙂

  5. Ian McKellar says:

    Epiphany prompts me when I try to close a tab with changed form fields. I like that feature 🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    I know that a Thunderbird extension for attachment checking exists, as I’ve seen it before; I don’t know where it is, though.

  7. Jon Dowland says:

    I’d love a solution for #1 in mutt.

  8. Nick Jenkins says:

    For changing the behaviour of Ctrl-W in Firefox, see , and my patch attached to it. It will change Ctrl-W from being close tab + close window if only one tab, to being just close tab. If you want to disable Ctrl-W entirely though, then could probably change the “oncommand” used in navigatorOverlay.xul (the patch will show you where to look).

    All the best,

  9. mathrick says:

    It doesn’t check that? I know that both Epy and Galeon do, I sort-of assumed that would be the case with Firefox too. In that case, as fosk says, install one of the extensions which give you snapback. TabMix is quite big, it does lots of stuff with tabs (like, *ahem*, allowing them to be moved with DnD, I can’t believe that still isn’t in default builds, and that Deer Park builds, why do they need to show some dumb arrows instead of simply sliding the tabs as Epy and Galeon do?), which might not be what you’re after, but there is one extension which gives you only that one feature and doesn’t mess with anything else, the name of which I don’t remember, though.

  10. God damn, that’s easy: remove the ctrl key nearest to W.

    I heard a rumour that you run a colo, is that true, or do you just resell?

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