Keyboard shortcuts for tab switching in Komodo

Posted by kevinw on 2006-07-12 13:39
OS: All / Any | Product: Komodo | tags: keybinding komodo shortcut tab

When I try to use Ctrl+Tab to switch between editor tabs there doesn't seem to be a regular order. How do I switch tabs in the order in which they appear?


There are currently two ways to switch tabs via keybindings in Komodo. The first is Ctrl+Tab and Shift+Ctrl+Tab, and the second is Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn.

Ctrl+Tab and Shift+Ctrl+Tab switch between tabs in a most-recently-viewed order, which is the same method Visual Studio and some other tabbed editors use. Each time a tab is viewed, it gets put on the top of the list of most-recently-viewed tabs. Needless to say, this rarely stays in the initial order for very long.

Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn switch between tabs in the order in which they were created. This has a better chance of matching the order in which the tabs appear in the tab bar, but isn't absolute -- if you have changed a tab's location in the sequence, it will appear to be out of order.

The Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn keybindings will soon be fixed to always switch tabs in the visual order, regardless of tab sequence changes.

nothing500 | Thu, 2009-06-11 11:19

"General: Previous File" & "General: Next File" are the names of the shortcuts you're looking for in Komodo Edit 5.

Alt+Left & Alt+Right are bound to the functions "Go Back" and "Go Forward". These are also useful, accessing tabs in chronological order.