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opera tip

Seeing as how I just deleted 2 pages of a post by accidentally closing Opera, I will present this handy tip, first:

Ever accidentally close your browser with CTRL-w? UNIX users are used to C-w being “delete word”, but it has other, unfortunate bindings by default in other applications, Opera included.

Luckily (but too late), I just discovered you can turn that off in Opera 7.21 (perhaps earlier):

Go to File -> Preferences -> Mouse and keyboard

Under “Keyboard setup” click “Edit”. In the “quick search”, search for “close”. There you have it – the various bindings for Close page, Close window, etc. I deleted them all. When i close my browser I want to mean to close it.