[ANN] TabSwitchPlugin 0.1

http://www.intellij.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/TabSwitchPlugin

Description. MRU open files/tabs switcher. By default mapped to Ctrl-Tab.

Relevant posts/requests:

http://www.intellij.net/forums/thread.jsp?forum=11&thread=943&message=2818 ("ctrl-tab cycling of editor tabs")
http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=2681 ("REQUEST: ctrl-tab editor cycling, using MRU (most recently used) Algorithm")
http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=10392 ("Control + TAB")

Tested with #701 and #813.



Timur

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Very cool. Much more useful and ergonomic than the "Recent Files" functionality. The only problem is that now that you've got the functionality in a plugin, it becomes that much harder to convince IDEA that it belongs in the product.

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Doesn't CtrlAltLeft and CtrlAltRight do the same thing?

"Timur Zambalayev" <itnadmin@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
news:5043635.1051901617066.JavaMail.jrun@is.intellij.net...

http://www.intellij.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/TabSwitchPlugin

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Description. MRU open files/tabs switcher. By default mapped to Ctrl-Tab.

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Relevant posts/requests:

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http://www.intellij.net/forums/thread.jsp?forum=11&thread=943&message=2818

("ctrl-tab cycling of editor tabs")

http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=2681 ("REQUEST:

ctrl-tab editor cycling, using MRU (most recently used) Algorithm")

http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=10392 ("Control +

TAB")
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Tested with #701 and #813.

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Timur

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No, Ctrl-Alt-Right switches to the first tab/editor/file on the right
(the next Ctrl-Alt-Right takes further to the right if you have more
than 2 open tabs).

Ctrl-Tab in the plugin switches to the next most recently used tab
(it could be not a neighbor tab).

Say, you have 10 open tabs. To return after pressing Ctrl-Alt-Right,
you need to press Ctrl-Alt-Left. With the plugin Ctrl-Tab, Ctrl-Tab return
you to the original tab (like Alt-Tab in Windows).

See also the discussion in the posts (the links that I provided).


"Brad Lane" <_no_spam_brad.lane@pearson.com> wrote in message news:b8um0b$fc1$1@is.intellij.net...

Doesn't CtrlAltLeft and CtrlAltRight do the same thing?



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Timur Zambalayev wrote:

No, Ctrl-Alt-Right switches to the first tab/editor/file on the right
(the next Ctrl-Alt-Right takes further to the right if you have more
than 2 open tabs).


No, Alt-Left and Alt-Right does that. Ctrl-Alt-Left/Right move
backwards/forwards in the navigation history.

Ciao,
Gordon

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You're right. For some reason I thought/assumed that the question was about
Window->Select Next Tab, Select Previous Tab (Alt-Left, Right) -
somewhat similar to the plugin's actions.


"Gordon Tyler" <gordon.tyler@sitraka.com> wrote in message news:b8unt4$il5$1@is.intellij.net...

Timur Zambalayev wrote:

No, Ctrl-Alt-Right switches to the first tab/editor/file on the right
(the next Ctrl-Alt-Right takes further to the right if you have more
than 2 open tabs).

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No, Alt-Left and Alt-Right does that. Ctrl-Alt-Left/Right move
backwards/forwards in the navigation history.

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Ciao,
Gordon

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--
Gordon Tyler (Software Developer)
Quest Software <http://java.quest.com/>
260 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4L5, Canada
Voice: 416-643-4846 | Fax: 416-594-1919

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If you mean Go to->Back, Forward commands, they're dealing with cursor positions
(e.g. it's possible that Go to->Back, Forward actions can take you to another position
in the same file/editor). Ctrl-Tab in the plugin switches between open tabs/files.


"Brad Lane" <_no_spam_brad.lane@pearson.com> wrote in message news:b8um0b$fc1$1@is.intellij.net...

Doesn't CtrlAltLeft and CtrlAltRight do the same thing?



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Hi Timur,

Just wanted to say: incredible tool!

If now IntelliJ would integrate it in combination with a tab layout that
only uses one row without the scroll buttons (instead shrinking tab width),
I would be really happy.

Tom

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