I do my development on a Mac and usually have multiple things going on at one time, so there are often 3 or 5 Atom editor windows open on various desktops, and often even more Terminal windows scattered across the different desktops too. Not to mention at least one Chrome window on each desktop. I very often switch back and forth between windows using
CMD-tab. However, with the
tab key being so close to
Q, I sometimes hit the
Q instead of the
😱 😱 😱 Nooooooooooo! 😱 😱 😱
Whichever app was on top is now GONE! All of the windows, too! Yikes! Of course we can get them back, but it is extremely annoying to be interrupted so rudely in the middle of working on something.
🤔 There must be a better way! 🤔
After doing some investigating, I decided to map the special key combination for inverting colors to be
Here’s how: Go to
Apple->System Preferences... then select
Shortcuts and finally, click on
Accessibility in the left column. Once there, click the box next to
Invert Colors as shown here.
Now, click on the characters to the right of
Invert Colors and enter
CMD-Q. Now when you accidentally do
CMD-Q, the screen will harmlessly invert its colors, which might be a little surprising, but no harm done! Just do
CMD-Q again to return the colors back to normal.
I know there are other ways to change key mappings, but this seemed like the easiest to do overall. I’m using OSX El Capitan, so if you are on a different version, your windows might look a bit different.