Close window with CTRL+W


Joplin 2.8.8 (prod, linux)

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I'd like to be able to close Joplin's window without killing the process with CTRL+w. I tried adding a key-bind, but I don't have such entry:

Same goes for the menu:

Here I've read, that I can use ALT+F4 and it indeed works.

Do I understand correctly that this is somehow related to the OS being used?

Is there a chance of adding this to the key-binds list so we can customize this?

What is wrong with the Quit command?

It seems that ALT+F4 to close the active window / minimise to tray (rather than CTRL+Q to close / quit Joplin) is an OS shortcut not a Joplin one.


If the OS allows it you can change the shortcut key system-wide. The below screenshot is for a KDE-based Linux system.

However changing it to CTRL+W may be problematic as that may already be used for closing an open tab.


yes, what I'm looking for is a way to close the window and keep Joplin live in the background.

Indeed @dpoulton , ALT+F4 is a combo from Plasma Shell.