[oXygen-user] Tab list when Ctrl-Tab (a la NetBeans or Safari)

Sorin Ristache
Fri Jan 9 08:58:21 CST 2009

Hello Florent,

We will consider displaying a list with all the tabs on Ctrl+Tab in a 
future version. A tabs list seems less distracting if one switches 
between tabs by file name, not by file content or current editing location.

Thank you for your request,

Florent Georges wrote:
>   Hi,
>   Using Ctrl-Tab in oXygen, one can switch between the various open
> editor tabs.  While keeping Ctrl pressed, N hits on Tab will show one
> after the other the next N tabs in the tab list order by last recently
> viewed.
>   By comparison, NetBeans and Safari behave a little bit differently.
> They do not actually change the editor tab until Ctrl is released, but
> they display a list with all the tabs instead.  See the following
> screenshot:
>     http://www.fgeorges.org/tmp/netbeans-ctrl-tab-list.jpg
>   I understand this is not good practice to change the interface of an
> application, but maybe this would be useful to add such a list in
> oXygen, even if the tabs continue to actually change each time Tab is
> pressed.  I am used to have a huge amount of open tabs, and this list
> helps a lot to quickly figure out where is the tab I am looking for.
> This is very useful too when working with 4 or 5 files at the same
> time (for instance two XSLT modules, a schema module, a sample of
> input and a sample of output, and I don't even speak of XProc :-p.)
>   Kind regards,

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