Friday, April 17, 2009

disable Command+Q in OSX

Install Quicksilver.
Enable the User Interface Access Plugin and in OS X > System Preferences > Universal Access enable access for assistive devices.
Create a new Custom Trigger > Hotkey, in the first field press "." and write say "Ooops", press TAB and in the 2nd field select Run as AppleScript, leave the 3rd field empty.
There are a few more things you can do like setting the applications for which the Hotkey should work but the important thing is to set the Hot Key to Command+Q.
I'll next try to restrict it to the apps for which the close proximity to the Command+W combo makes it a dangerous feature, like Eclipse and Firefox ;)

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Works like a charm! Just what I was looking for. Thanks.

1:27 AM, March 23, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A gotcha when first setting this up - you need to restart Quicksilver before it takes effect. Also, to set the hotkey, you need to press the 'Settings' tab in the side box menu - just in case it does not seem to be in an intuitive place (as was the case for me).

1:34 AM, March 23, 2010  
Anonymous DanKey said...

Yeah, works! One of the most important utility for MacOS that should be included like a part of distribution!!! Tell them! ;)

5:12 PM, October 17, 2010  

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