#28 shortcuts for switching tabs

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2007-03-19
2006-09-17
stonec
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As far as I can tell, there's no shortcut for quickly
switching tabs (which is, imo, extremely important when
you have no mouse). Ideally it would be great if the
shortcuts were consistent with Firefox, so that Alt-1
is the first tab, Alt-2 the second, and so on.

Thanks.

Discussion

  • Enrico Tröger
    Enrico Tröger
    2006-09-18

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  • Enrico Tröger
    Enrico Tröger
    2006-09-18

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    Shortcuts for switching(i.e. switch to the right one, to the
    left one) exist. Please have a look at the documentation or
    in the preferences dialog on the keybindings tab look for
    "Switch to left document" and "Switch to right document".

     
  • stonec
    stonec
    2006-09-19

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    Sorry, I wasn't clear. I mean a way to switch directly to a
    specified tab. Yes you can switch to the left or right tab,
    but that's extremely inefficient and cumbersome if you need
    to switch between the 1st and 6th tab, back and forth. And I
    realize you can re-position the tabs next to each other, but
    then I may want to switch between two others. It would
    become a juggling act.

    It seems to me, a simple Alt-# keybinding would be extremely
    convenient for many users. Surely I'm not the only one that
    is used to firefox's convention.

     
  • stonec
    stonec
    2006-09-19

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  • Nick Treleaven
    Nick Treleaven
    2006-09-19

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    I think this would be useful. I think there's no need to
    make Alt-# keybindings configurable - we could use Alt-1 to
    Alt-9 for the first 9 tabs and Alt-0 for the last tab opened.

     
  • Nick Treleaven
    Nick Treleaven
    2006-11-23

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  • Nick Treleaven
    Nick Treleaven
    2006-11-23

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    Just implemented this in SVN r1021.

     
  • stonec
    stonec
    2006-11-23

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    Thanks, it works great! My only suggestion would be to allow Alt-0 to toggle back and forth repeatedly (currently you can press it to go to the last tab, but if you press it again, it doesn't go back to the tab you were just at).

     
  • stonec
    stonec
    2006-11-23

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  • Nick Treleaven
    Nick Treleaven
    2006-11-23

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    I wasn't clear in my earlier comment - the Alt-0 is to select the rightmost tab, because Alt-1-9 selects the leftmost 9 tabs, and I thought it would be useful to be able to jump to the other end of the notebook.

    I think a separate keybinding for switching to the previously selected tab would be useful, so I'll leave this request open.

     
  • Nick Treleaven
    Nick Treleaven
    2007-03-19

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    Current SVN now has a keybinding (Ctrl-tab) to switch to the previously selected tab; closing this request.

     
  • Nick Treleaven
    Nick Treleaven
    2007-03-19

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