I'm currently using Firefox on Ubuntu 12.10 and disabled Google keyboard shortcuts, mainly because if I wasn't typing in the right box, I would suddenly be doing weird things to my inbox. But disabling Google keyboard shortcuts didn't work. I thought it might be a script thing, but all scripts except Google Analytics are allowed to run (using NoScript).

Is there are way to completely disable these shortcuts, or customize them so that I can use them with the control or meta keys?

  • When you say Google, you mean Gmail?
    – Alex
    Dec 30, 2012 at 18:27
  • GMail, Calendar and Reader Dec 30, 2012 at 18:28
  • You can definitely disable all the Gmail keyboard shortcuts and they will stay disabled.
    – Alex
    Dec 30, 2012 at 18:33
  • They don't, that's the problem I have. I've disabled them, but when I type outside a chat box by mistake, the shortcuts still do their thing Dec 30, 2012 at 18:55
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    Yes, by pressing ? in the Inbox view and then Enable/Disable in the overlay.
    – Alex
    Dec 30, 2012 at 22:57

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Solved (by Alex, see comments above): press ? in Inbox view and enable/disable keyboard shortcuts there.

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