Navigating through the open editor tabs

I often end up with many editor tabs open, enough so that activating the one I want is a hassle, because I first have to find it in its aparently somewhat random and ever-changing position in the tab bar.

I swear I saw a Tip at startup showing a shortcut and/or menu cmd to bring up a type-ahead-able, up-down-arrow-able list of the open editor tabs, but now I can't find either the cmd or the tip.

Is there such a thing? If not, there should be, ideally in alpha order.

Where do I put this as a feature request? YouTrack?

As a workaround, I sometimes end up using ctrl-shift-N, even though I know it's already open, kind of silly.

How do people deal w this?

Thanks,
Dave

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Switcher (Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab)
Recent Files (Ctrl+E)
Recently Edited Files (Ctrl+Shift+E)

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Thanks for your reply Alexander, maybe that what I was remembering. However, I'm aware of those cmds, and they're not quite what I'm looking for.

The recently edited and changed files lists are both valuable, but they don't show the ones I currently have open, and appear to be limited to a small number of files.

Switcher does show open files, and I use ctrl-tab all the time to alternate between two open files, but you can't filter the displayed list by typing, like you can the Recent lists.

A list showing all open files like Switcher, but filterable like the Recent lists would be perfect. Is there anything like that?

Thanks,
Dave

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Another approach in the same general area is the dropdown of open editor tabs that shows to the right of the tabs when they're in single-row mode.

However:

- Why is it only available in single-row mode?

- Is it possible to assign a keystroke to open it? If so, where do I find it?

- I understand why it's ordered the way it is, given that it shows which "slice"of open tabs is visible, as well as picking a tab to make active, but alpha would make it quicker to navigate. I wonder if it's important to show the visible slice here? It's obvious -- those are the tabs you see!

- You can't type in it to navigate or filter it, beyond up and down arrows

Thanks for any help, and to the extent that any of these questions are feature requests, for listening.

Dave

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It also doesn't show files in their defined colors. Those colors help scan through many files quickly, so that's not great.

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This one definitely deserves a feature request in YouTrack.

:)
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File an enhancement request:
http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/IDEA-80329?projectKey=IDEA

Anyone, please vote for it if you like it.

Dave

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