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Add a shortcut to shutdown the notebook #4390

benlindsay opened this issue Apr 14, 2018 · 5 comments

Add a shortcut to shutdown the notebook #4390

benlindsay opened this issue Apr 14, 2018 · 5 comments


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@benlindsay benlindsay commented Apr 14, 2018

The CMD-S and CTRL-Q keyboard shortcuts for save and close are great, but I don't see a shortcut for shutting down the notebook. Is there one that I've missed? Honestly I personally very rarely want to close a notebook without shutting it down completely, so I'd prefer if CTRL-Q closed and shutdown the notebook, or at least if there there was an option to tell it to do that. Any help here would be appreciated.


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@telamonian telamonian commented Apr 30, 2018

This seems to me like a basic necessity that needs to be added sooner rather than later. I'm sure part of the issue is deciding on a button convention. I'd personally favor something along the lines of

  • ^W: close notebook tab (ie what ^Q does now)
  • ^Q: close notebook tab and shutdown kernel

This layout would have the virtue of preserving the semantics of the W (close window) and Q (quit program) shortcuts that exist across pretty much every OS.

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@benlindsay benlindsay commented Apr 30, 2018

Sounds reasonable to me!

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@ian-r-rose ian-r-rose commented Sep 6, 2018

There is a "Close and shutdown" item in the File menu which does what you are suggesting. It currently doesn't have a keyboard shortcut, but you could assign one to it using the advanced settings editor.

I also think it would be reasonable to have something like Accel Shift Q to do this as a default. Keep in mind that these shortcuts (particularly Accel Q and Accel W) may not work on all browsers/OSs. I, for instance, can't use either, since Firefox reserves those on my machine.

Marking as a good first issue.

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@blink1073 blink1073 commented Oct 26, 2018

Here is the command:

export const closeAndCleanup = 'filemenu:close-and-cleanup';

We need to add an entry for that command in our shortcuts file:

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@melsyt melsyt commented Oct 26, 2018

I'm working on this

@afshin afshin closed this in #5534 Oct 27, 2018
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