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    Phoronix: GNOME Finally Supports Ctrl+Tab For Switching Tabs

    It looks like for GNOME 3.16 one of the early changes will be better keyboard support for switching tabs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc5Njc

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: GNOME Finally Supports Ctrl+Tab For Switching Tabs

    It looks like for GNOME 3.16 one of the early changes will be better keyboard support for switching tabs...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTc5Njc
    trivial...but nice to have.

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    • #3
      Nice, by 2020 I'm sure gnome will have an option to auto hide the panel.

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      • #4
        The previous tab switching sequence on GNOME was Ctrl+Alt+PgUp and Ctrl+Alt+PgDn.
        LOL!!! That makes zero sense at all! GNOME devs who came up with that shortcut are making me laugh!

        Ctrl+Tab
        Ctrl+Shift+Tab
        Ctrl+Tab
        Ctrl+Shift+Tab
        ...

        Switching tabs using keyboard shortcuts should have been the standard! And that would be changed in 3.16 for real!

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        • #5
          Funny... until I read that bug report, I never knew you could use Ctrl+Tab to rotate through tabs in Firefox... I've always just used Ctrl+PgUp/PgDown instead.

          Which, funnily enough, is the same key combination used for tab-switching in every other application I use regularly, including the Eclipse IDE, and Gnome Terminal. I don't know where this Ctrl+Alt+PgUp/PgDown business comes from... that certainly doesn't work in any program I can think of... not in Gnome Terminal, not Eclipse, not Firefox...

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          • #6
            I switched to using CTRL+PgUp and PgDn to move thru tabs a few years ago because GNOME never supported CTRL+TAB. I had forgot all about CTRL+TAB because I got so used to CTRL+PgUp.

            It would have been better use of GNOME's time to add these shortcuts instead (ala Unity): Super+1-0, Alt+`

            I basically abandoned Gnome-Shell for Unity because of the above two shortcuts and the fact that Gnome-Shell does not merge titlebars when windows maximize.

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            • #7
              Hey, GNOME, while your at it:

              Fix Gedit's newtab shortcut. A newtab shortcut should be CTRL+T, not CTRL+N This needs to be changed more than adding CTRL+TAB.

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              • #8
                CTRL+N can be NEW WINDOW
                I really want a way to disable gedit tabs too.
                Maybe, after this CTRL+TAB, epiphany can be an alternative to DRM'ed ff

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tiuykor View Post
                  Hey, GNOME, while your at it:

                  Fix Gedit's newtab shortcut. A newtab shortcut should be CTRL+T, not CTRL+N This needs to be changed more than adding CTRL+TAB.
                  That's a contentious one, because Gedit doesn't have a new-tab command at all - it has a command for creating a new document, and the standard shortcut for creating new documents is always Ctrl+N.

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                  • #10
                    It would be nice if they would add middle-click to close tabs like browsers and many other programs support.

                    Originally posted by tiuykor View Post
                    Hey, GNOME, while your at it:

                    Fix Gedit's newtab shortcut. A newtab shortcut should be CTRL+T, not CTRL+N This needs to be changed more than adding CTRL+TAB.
                    I just opened gedit 3.12.2, then pressed ctrl-t, and I got a new tab...

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