After installing the .dotfiles on my new Macbook (Mojave) the keyboard combination CMD + W to close tabs or windows stopped working system wide.

I found out that when I press fn + CMD + W it works. But this is not my desired solution.

Any suggestions on how I can get CMD + W to close tabs or windows?

  • HI, Welcome to Apple.SE! What is the close tab's shortcut in File Menu of say, Safari? – anki Aug 6 '19 at 19:59
  • Hi, thanks! In Safari its not set, but in Chrome its CMD + W. – Lukas Hillebrand Aug 6 '19 at 22:37
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    And if you remove the someone else's dotfiles you installed? – Marc Wilson Aug 6 '19 at 23:25
  • I tried to remove all the dotfiles and rebooted but the problem still persists. – Lukas Hillebrand Aug 7 '19 at 7:34

Resolved by installing the dotfiles again. Still don't know what caused the problem…


This is a decade old, but suggests it has something to do with the Omnibox flag: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=45928#c22

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