Cmd-# keys to switch between windows

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

Camino Graveyard
Accessibility
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enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
15 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: S Woodside, Assigned: Brian Ryner (not reading))

Tracking

unspecified
Future
PowerPC
Mac OS X

Details

(Reporter)

Description

15 years ago
This request is to assign Cmd-# keys to the windows as a shortcut to switch to
the window. So, the first window is Cmd-1, the next window is Cmd-2, etc. See
Terminal for an example. Currently the Cmd-# keys don't do anything (at least in
10.2).

Comment 1

15 years ago
Great idea but the Window menu sorts them alphabetically which I found annoying,
I would prefer to keep them in order of appearance, no sort, last opened one
added at the end.
Probably must fill a new bug.

What happens if you remove window 2 from 1,2,3 does 3 becomes Cmd-2, etc ?
I suppose, most programs are doing that.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

15 years ago
In terminal, all the windows keep their numbers for life. If you close one, the
next one you open get the lowest free number.
(Reporter)

Comment 3

15 years ago
I would really like to see this implemented ...

Comment 4

15 years ago
Please, qwerty keyboarded guys, do think about other keyboard layouts (azerty) :
your key shortcuts sometimes are very long to type on a french keyboard or
worse, impossible to reach.
#4 agrred (a bit like no international support in Darwin). But Can easly be made
easier ofr us where shift is no option to get the numbers : think about using
the numeric keypad.
It's a nice concept, but there do seem to be problems with it. Keyboard layouts,
deciding how windows keep their order, etc. This makes more sense for tabs and
to keep in line with other keyboard layouts, should potentially use the F keys.
Most apps use those commands for bookmarks however.

I'm suggesting WONTFIX and will do so in a bit if no one has objections.
Targeting for Future however, to keep discussion open.
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Ping.

Bryner, are you still looking at this? I'm CCing Wevah and Mike to look at this
and possibly WONTFIX it.
There's a system-wide shortcut for switching between windows already, cmd-`, and
the implementation/tracking which window is which number/keeping it simple and
logical for the user seems like a nightmare.  

I second the WONTFIX.
i'd rather do cmd-# for bookmark bar items, like safari.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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