Feature Request: Customizable Keyboard Shortcuts

New feature: Allow users to change keyboard shortcuts to whatever key/key combinations suit them.

Many browsers do not natively support this, such as Google Chrome, Edge and Firefox. Addons exist for both chromium and Firefox that provide this functionality, but the problem is this does not always work as well as the native implementation would work, such as when the extension malfunctions, does not load quickly enough etc.

The ideal implementation can be found in the Vivaldi web browser at the following location:


This screen allows the user to see all the keyboard shortcuts available to the user and allows them to set them or unset them, giving a great amount of control over the browser via a native and safe method.

Speaking personally, some shortcuts are very difficult/awkward to press because of the distance/position of some keys on the keyboard, so being able to change the shortcut to something easier, especially changing a two+ key shortcut to a one key shortcut, is a game changer.

@vanquish did you never stop to think to look through Brave’s settings?

SettingsSystem - > Shortcuts
or simply brave://settings/system/shortcuts

From there you can see and edit all existing shortcuts.

Kind of weird for you to be requesting something that doesn’t exist and speak of it like the browser doesn’t have it.

ever stop to think of not behaving like an asshole towards other human beings?
Obviously I did look, but I didn’t find it.

Genuinely don’t understand why you’re acting like I attacked someone, but fyi, normal people usually just say “Actually, it does exist. It’s here…” but at least you ended up helping regardless.

I’m not. If I was an asshole I would have been a lot meaner and rambled about how lazy you were and all. Instead I answered your question and emphasized the important of trying to look for things yourself.

I’m still going to be nice, but I’m going to be very blunt with you on the rest of this…

Truthfully, you didn’t look. You might say you opened settings and did a quick glimpse, but you put no effort into it. I mean, when you open settings, there’s a search glass.

See it on the top right?


If you clicked on that and typed in Shortcuts

See how it showed the options and even highlighted? It would show you any and all options in settings for shortcuts, which included what to do. So it literally would have been resolved very quickly by doing a literal search and then seeing what came up.

Not responding like that at all. If I thought that, I’d have just flagged the comment or called you out on it. What I am calling you out on is being like so many people who come to complain but don’t take the time to look at things or even search for other topics.

There are pinned FAQ articles with answers on some things, there are official help articles in the Help Center, etc.

To give more examples of why I say you didn’t search:

For example, keyboard shortcuts are talked about at https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us/articles/360032272171-What-keyboard-shortcuts-can-I-use-in-Brave

So going to the general help center at https://support.brave.com/hc/en-us and then to Desktop and browsing basics, you’d see it.

Or you could have used the miraculous search function and found it:

Or you could have searched through topics here on Brave Community, where perhaps a person could try to Search Before Posting and they would have seen topics or responses like:


Amazing how many ways you could find the answer just by trying to search, isn’t it? Whether it be directly in your browser’s settings, Help Center, Brave Community, or even just by using search engines…all of which can lead to answers. Sure, it might take a few minutes, but it’s there. People just get too lazy and they’ll rush to create topics because it’s easier.

People are learning that if they just post somewhere, there’s a high likelihood someone will answer. In turn, they get lazy as hell and don’t want to spend 1-5 minutes or more searching for an answer. It’s just better to spend 5 seconds to write a question and go about their business. Then it floods out posts/topics of people with actual issues and makes it harder for them to get assistance.

@Saoiray I see your reply here: CAn I disable or change the "close browser" keyboard shortcut cmd-q (MacOS) - #4 by Saoiray

What should one do if they don’t see the - icon to remove a shortcut? Does that mean it’s a shortcut that can’t be removed?

This was being looked into by @Mattches as various people are having issues. But I guess as of this moment, Mac can’t remove shortcuts for some reason. Not 100% if it’s like that for all or just some. I’m Windows only so can’t test myself.

Interesting. I hope this can get worked out.

Yes, yes… but brave://settings/system/shortcuts opens a page that doesn’t show ‘shortcuts’