I'm looking for a way to remove the 'quit' action from an application, so I personally cannot close it manually (except by force closing (Cmd+opt+esc).

I've got Wunderlist as my personal To-Do list and use it on Full-screen on a second workspace on my Mac. I simply swipe (4fingers) to the left to quickly access my tasks. Too bad I've got a second habit: quitting/closing an application (Cmd+Q) when I'm done. This often results in closing Wunderlist and having to restart the application. Although this ain't a hassle, I think it can be solved

So I'd simply repeat: Is there a way to protect an application from being closed (perhaps except when force closing, but at least prevented from closing via CMD+Q)?

Perhaps this could be done by removing the keyboard-shortcut from a specific application via Application services via the menubar, but than i'd also be looking for the context of the function name I've to input.

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In system preferences you can go to keyboard/shortcuts.


In the list on the left side click: app shortcuts and create a new shortcut. Pick Wunderlist and for menu item pick stop or close wunderlist just type it exactly like it is typed in the menu in wunderlist. in the last field put a custom key code and save.


Like I did for safari
this should do the trick

  • Just as I thought. Just wondered what the context of the function should've been, but didn't knew it was just the text as in the menu bar. I'ts solved now, both CMD+Q and CMD+W have been 'removed'. Thanks! May 12, 2014 at 13:08
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    You're welcome! "menu title" is indeed a bit cryptic May 12, 2014 at 13:10

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