Tabbing through open windows

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January 20, 2006 at 1:13 am #13

etasoft
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Is it possible to switch tabbing through open windows? Current tabbing with CTRL+TAB or CTRL+SHIFT+TAB does not follow actual order displayed on the screen but some internal “hard-to-guess” order.

January 20, 2006 at 9:49 am #14786

simon
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The “hard to guess” order is a stack ordered according to when you last used a window.

So, if you have three windows A, B and C, if you select C and then B then the following will be true:

press Ctrl-Tab, you’ll see C.

press Ctrl-Tab again, you’ll see B.

press Ctrl-Tab again, C again.

Hold Ctrl and press tab twice you’ll see A.

This form of navigation is common in windows editors and IDEs (like Visual Studio). You can switch to standard windows tab ordering (still not controlled by the tabs) with options.

There will probably be a “tab order” controlled option in the next version.

January 20, 2006 at 3:16 pm #14787

etasoft
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Now that you explained it makes sense. But option to have “normal” (tab based) ordering would be prefered for me and probably for many other users.

January 20, 2006 at 6:43 pm #14788

etasoft
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Another fast switching option could be available via keys ALT+TabNumber. Example: ALT+1 would switch to tab number 1, ALT+2 to tab number 2, etc. Very helpful if you have 3-7 tabs open.

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