While editing a long answer with a large block of text to quote, I held my mouse over the button for quoting, and noted that the shortcut to add quotes is Ctrl+Q.

The use of 'Q' makes sense, but it is also used to quit at least FireFox and Vivaldi!

Can this be changed in the website?

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    Uh oh, just tested it and Vivaldi behaves differently depending on whether the text field is focused: If it is, Ctrl+Q actually puts highlighted text in a blockquote, only if it isn’t Vivaldi closes. This is not as bad as I thought it would be, not at all. One could still argue it’s a poor shortcut decision as Ctrl+Q is used for “quit program” in many applications, but at least it’s not interfering – unless of course you wanted to close your browser in the middle of writing a question. Every change breaks someone’s workflow.
    – dessert
    Jan 29, 2019 at 21:03
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    @dessert For me on Firefox, even with the text field focused (and highlighted) ctrl+q, causes Firefox to try to quit. Not the end of the world, but an annoying thingy. Not really a bug, just thingy. You can always just click the icon... Jan 29, 2019 at 21:20
  • Unless you have no pointing device. :)
    – dessert
    Jan 29, 2019 at 21:21
  • @dessert Then I would have difficulty moving about the page, and worring about how to get a pointing device! Jan 29, 2019 at 21:22
  • There are very good solutions to this, I use vimium.github.io and rarely touch the mouse. Of course that’s a matter of taste.
    – dessert
    Jan 29, 2019 at 21:24
  • @dessert Me :== Lazy Jan 29, 2019 at 21:33
  • I went and posted this over at meta.stackexchange.com also Jan 29, 2019 at 22:06
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    Also here: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/323147/…
    – DK Bose
    Feb 1, 2019 at 15:13
  • @DKBose Ayuh - that's my post! Feb 1, 2019 at 18:00
  • I do not want to close Firefox while writing answer with quote. Please fix this bug.
    – N0rbert
    Feb 18, 2019 at 10:15


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