[help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

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asamirid
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[help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

Post by asamirid »

greetings..

i want to cycle through open windows with a hotkey

default hotkey for almost any program to do this is
ctrl + tab


i remember but not sure i was able todo this in the near past "cycling through open windows" in everything :roll: :roll:

i searched for the function in the
tools > options > keyboard
but didn't find a clue ..

what should i do ?? how can i achieve that ??
void
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

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To set Ctrl + TAB to cycle Windows (instead of tabs):
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Advanced tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show settings containing, search for:
    tab action
  • Select: ctrl_tab_action
  • Set the value to: Cycle windows
  • Click OK.
asamirid
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

Post by asamirid »

ok now i get it, one more explanation plz

is there a way or idea to keep both functions ?? ..

even by different hotkeys

one to cycle windows, and another to cycle tabs !!

can we have in the future releases if there is no tabs in the current window
ctrl + tab
keys jump to next window :!:

void wrote: Wed Jan 24, 2024 8:14 am To set Ctrl + TAB to cycle Windows (instead of tabs):
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Advanced tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show settings containing, search for:
    tab action
  • Select: ctrl_tab_action
  • Set the value to: Cycle windows
  • Click OK.
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

Post by void »

I will consider options to cycle all tabs.

For now, please use Alt + Tab to cycle windows and Ctrl + Tab to cycle tabs.



The next alpha update will have a keyboard command to focus the next/prev tab.
With this you'll be able to cycle windows with Ctrl + Tab, then Ctrl+PgUp/PgDown to cycle tabs.
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

Post by void »

Everything 1.5.0.1367a adds a next/previous tab command.

To set a keyboard shortcut to activate the next/previous tab:
  • In Everything, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Keyboard tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show commands containing, search for:
    tab
  • Select: File | Next Tab or File | Previous Tab
  • Click Add....
  • Press a new keyboard shortcut and click OK.
  • Click OK.
I do not recommend Ctrl + PgUp or Ctrl + PgDn as these are used as focus page up/down.
JTB3
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

Post by JTB3 »

Hi David,
You might want to list the current default hotkeys for 'Next/Previous Tab' in the Keyboard Settings -> Shortcut window,
Which are: Ctrl+Tab (Next Tab) and Ctrl+Shift+Tab (Previous Tab). Currently, the Settings->Keyboard 'Shortcuts for (Cmd)' window indicates no hotkeys are initially defined, which is not the case if the 'ctrl+tab_action' is set to 'Cycle Tabs'.

Also, there is a small issue with the highlighting colors of 'Selected' tabs vs 'Hovered Over' tabs. Currently, both of these highlighted colors are the same and indistinguishable, where ideally, the 'Hovered Over' tab highlight color should be lighter and distinct from the 'Selected' tab color. For a good design reference/example of this, simply look at any of the standard tabbed web browsers, like Chrome or Firefox. I do see that there is a 1-pixel border line around the selected tab, but that visually does not create enough distinction IMHO.

Thanks for listening, and all that you do!
-JT 🔆
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

Post by void »

I'll look into showing Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab as the default Next/Previous Tab keyboard shortcuts.

It's a little tricky as it's currently defined with Tools -> Options -> Advanced -> ctrl_tab_action
Ctrl + Tab is not a normal keyboard shortcut as it enters a UI modal until the Ctrl key is released.



I will darken the default hover color.
For now, you can customize the colors under Tools -> Options -> Fonts and Colors -> Tabs



Thank you for your feedback and suggestions.
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

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void wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:59 am I'll look into showing Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab as the default Next/Previous Tab keyboard shortcuts.
I will darken the default hover color.
For now, you can customize the colors under Tools -> Options -> Fonts and Colors -> Tabs
Thank you for your feedback and suggestions.
Thanks, David! 🔆
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Everything 1.5.0.1368a improves the appearance of tabs and the header control.

The default hover color is now lighter.
This is more inline with how Windows Explorer looks.



The tab selected border can now be customized:
  • In Everything 1.5, from the Tools menu, click Options.
  • Click the Advanced tab on the left.
  • To the right of Show settings containing, search for:
    tabs color
  • Select: tabs_selected_border_dark_color
  • Select a new color and click OK.
  • Click OK.
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

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void wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:17 am Everything 1.5.0.1368a improves the appearance of tabs and the header control.

The default hover color is now lighter.
This is more inline with how Windows Explorer looks.
...
The new default hovered tab colors look great, David! (nice/clearer distinction)

The icing on the cake now is for Everything to support 'drag & drop' tabs! This capability really brings tab usefulness to life, allowing for independent windows to be combined into a single window (or broken off) just by dragging - just like the way tabs work in all major browsers (and now the new W11 file explorer). Just copy the way 'Chrome' does it (the best), or Firefox (a simpler, non-animated design). Probably not a trivial programming feat. Perhaps for a rainy day... :)
-JT 🔆
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

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Hi David,
Just curious if you saw my comments above about the recent tab color change and 'drag & drop' tabs?
Nice work! -JT 🔆
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

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Thank you for your feedback.

I am glad to hear you like the new tab colors and drag-drop tabs.
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

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void wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 11:38 pm Thank you for your feedback.
I am glad to hear you like the new tab colors and drag-drop tabs.
Hi David,
I think you misunderstood my comment above concerning 'Drag & Drop' Tabs. It was a suggestion/request for Everything to ADD support for 'drag & drop' tabs that can be 'torn off' to form a new window OR 'merged/combined' from multiple windows onto an existing window by dragging to the title/tab bar - just like the way modern browsers do it (e.g. Chrome or Firefox). This capability really brings tab usefulness to life, IMHO. Cheers, -JT 🔆
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

Post by void »

Dragging tabs out of the window to create a new window is on my TODO list.

Thank you for the suggestion.
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

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void wrote: Tue Mar 05, 2024 11:52 pm Dragging tabs out of the window to create a new window is on my TODO list.
Thank you for the suggestion.
Cool! 👍
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Re: [help] hotkey to cycle between open windows ..

Post by lpslp2 »

thanks void :!: this viewtopic.php?p=64698#p64698 is EXACTLY what i wanted and searched!

from my personal wish list for "everything" is remain to have ability to switch tabs forward\backward with SCROLL wheel when mouse pointer stay over tabs. for now - scrolling is used to move "the line of tabs" it self - instead of than i prefer arrange tabs in "multi rows" and SCROLL between then with scroll.
but again this is not really matter with this viewtopic.php?p=64698#p64698 i can live much better now with custom hotkeys...

again thanks for "everything" ;)
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