An advanced keyboard shortcut to quickly flip back to the tab that was previously selected would be useful for the power browsers in our audience. Need to ensure we don't step on the toes of any other shortcuts. I'm proposing we use: w32: ctrl ` linux: ctrl ` osx: alt ` (accel ` is taken by OSX's switch between windows shortcut) If switching between ctrl and alt is strange for mac, we could also do accel+shift+`, but I think that's wierder.
Alt (Option)+character is reserved for entering special characters on OS X...
How about using Ctrl ` on Mac too? Or changing the behavior of one of the many existing (redundant) "previous / next tab" shortcut pairs?
A friendly reminder from outside of the US: the proposed shortcut simply won't work on at least some non-US keyboards (` happens to be a "dead" key and only accessible with Shift on my de-CH keyboard). The more basic question is however: do we really need this in the core? This isn't switch tabs in most-recently-selected order (à la Windows' Alt+Tab) which users rather ask for but a simple tab flipping which IMHO isn't useful enough for not being left to an extension.
Would be useful if you have a lot of tabs opened from the same domain and you switch from one inactive tab to another. Wen you close the latter the one on the right side will be focused and not the last selected tab. Of course you could also just try some tabs but a shortcut (or a menu-item in the tab-menu) would be a lot easier.
(In reply to comment #3) > A friendly reminder from outside of the US: the proposed shortcut simply won't > work on at least some non-US keyboards (` happens to be a "dead" key and only > accessible with Shift on my de-CH keyboard). Ah, blast. Good point. > The more basic question is however: do we really need this in the core? This You'll note it's not blocking or anything. I think it's nice polish to have, and find myself yearning for it quite frequently. The equivalent-to-alt-tab behaviour would be nicer, but significantly harder to do, and I agree that it's more appropriately started as an extension.
take over ctrl+0 ? STM 0 is a natural fit. And swap to previous tab is far more valuable to me than a hot key to 10th tab. This also addresses the concerns of bug 256386, which is also a polish issue (though it's not a FF bug). WFIW "click active tab to swap" ala bug 230250 would avoid the issue of keyboard conflict.
Isn't Ctrl+Tab the norm for this sort of functionality? It has already been implemented in Firefox, but not the way it should have been, in my opinion. It currently just cycles to the next tab to the right. I didn't find this bug in my searches, so I submitted the above mentioned quasi-duplicate.
This is currently being discussed in dev-apps-firefox: http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.apps.firefox/browse_frm/thread/3aafe00f85b94deb/9b6b4905734b400b#9b6b4905734b400b
I've put together a prototype extension for this: http://en.design-noir.de/mozilla/ctrl-tab/ (works best with a trunk build)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Depends on: 445461
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Dao, so this bug was fixed by the patch on bug 395980?
Version: 2.0 Branch → Trunk
No longer blocks: 706225
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