November 18, 2022, 10:42am
Use case or problem
Currently, you can use hotkeys to go to the next tab or the previous tab. However, most of the time, I want to go to the most recently used tab instead.
In Firefox, there’s an option to toggle between these two options, and there should be an option like this in Obsidian too.
Things I have tried
What I’m trying to do
Loving the new tabs! But I can’t get the hotkey Ctrl+Tab to work for going to last tab (this is what I use for every single app with tabs).
I think I set it up correctly, but it does nothing at all:
November 18, 2022, 12:25pm
THANK YOU! Finally someone else said what I’ve been trying to say since the release of v1.0
November 18, 2022, 12:31pm
Focus on last active pane hotkey enables me to go to the most recently used tab. However, it doesn’t not allow me to go to the 2nd/3rd/etc. most recently used tab, so it only solves a part of the problem.
An implementation like Firefox’s is still needed.
Might have better odds of getting the rest implemented if making a feature request on that plugin
November 18, 2022, 1:46pm
It’s already proposed actually, but sadly the dev said they didn’t have time for it
02:20PM - 26 May 21 UTC
Great plugin but it would be nice if there was an option for it to behave like a
… lt-tab. I know the functionality works like chrome, but alt tab makes more sense to me.
I'm looking for the ability to quickly switch between the same 2 notes:
Example: I have 4 panes open.
- on pane 1
- hit ctrl-tab (keep holding ctrl) -> now on pane 2. hit tab (since I'm still holding ctrl) -> now on pane 3
- on pane 3
- hit ctrl-tab -> **goes back to previous pane** (pane 1)
- on pane 1
- hit ctrl-tab -> **goes back to previous pane** (pane 3)
I can quickly switch between two notes without the full cycle, or I can keep holding ctrl while taping tab to cycle.
This is how alt-tab works on windows to cycle through windows.
I would also love to have this feature. Thank you!
Agreed, this should be an option. Chrome style tab traversal is infuriating, because it’s different from how every other tabbed program on windows works.
MRU switching allows one to quickly alternate between two tabs without having to rearrange them to be next to each other, or even look to see where they are in the tab bar.
@dlccyes @BlackHawk @adsilcott I’ve now released a new version to cycle-through-panes with support for holding the ctrl key pressed like in a browser.
Thanks, this works perfectly!
@Vinadon , this is wonderful, thank you so much!
For the community, I had to do 3 things to get everything working subsequent to installing cycle-through-panes:
In Preferences > Community Plugins, enable the Cycle Through Panes plugin. (It was initially disabled for me.)
In Preferences > Hotkeys, assign “Cycle through Panes: Go to next tab” and “Cycle through panes: Go to previous tab” to Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab, respectively.
Also in Preferences > Hotkeys, unbind Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab from their default Obsidian bindings.