How do I disable the shortcut?

Ctrl-K conflicts with the browser shortcut to “Focus Search Bar” on Firefox and Vivaldi, and surprisingly it seems to “win”. Since this was enabled yesterday, this tripped me up 4 or 5 times in an afternoon of development, and was rather disruptive (I didn’t realize just how often I wanted to re-use a tab viewing a github repo to do a new search!)


I found the button. Click your avatar, then “Feature Preview”.

@paul I’m glad you found the toggle in feature preview before I could get back to you! We have gotten a lot of feedback on the keyboard shortcuts used and will be looking into workarounds so that you can still benefit from using the command palette without it interfering with your browser or extension shortcuts

@gaknoll there are even more keyboard shortcuts that GH hijacks :frowning:
Like / which is a quick find shortcut is hijacked by the search box

We are aware of this @nileshgr and are working on solutions to help users avoid these types of conflicts! There are a few options available to you:

  • As mentioned above you can always disable the command palette feature using Feature Preview
  • Today, our Accessibility team launched a new feature that allows you to disable all character key shortcuts including the / key.
  • We are exploring giving users the option to customize the keyboard shortcuts used to open/close the command palette. See my proposal in this related issue! cc @paul
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