Escape Key for the Document Switcher (Ctrl+TAB)
As much as I love your program the document switcher… it’s hard to find the file I need in it, if I have more than 20 documents opened.
The ‘Document List Panel’ helps a lot though: is there a shortcut to quickly make it appear?
Back to the Document Switcher (Ctrl+TAB), here’s the two features requests:
1: an [escape] key to simply close the dialog with no further action if I change mind.
2: a button or something to sort that list in some ways, so I can easily find my files, or maybe a listbox with sorting by column (probably better).
Thanks a lot.
If you press Ctrl+TAB and want to stay where you are, let it go and press Ctrl+TAB again and let go
You’ll have the same effect as Escape
For other solutions see:
See Feature request: Add ability to move file across the “document list panel”
The request is difficult to understand because Npp has confused the terminology (or confused me!)
In Preferences | General the option refers to “Document List Panel”
The title of the “Document List Panel” is “Doc Switcher” :(
I think you meant to say:
If you press Ctrl+TAB and want to stay where you are, let it go and press Shift+Ctrl+TAB and let go
Hello, Marcello, CyBriran and Scott,
Yes, Scott, the Shift + Ctrl + Tab shortcut is the right one !
But , here is a second solution :
Once you hit the Ctrl + TAb shortcut, you still hold down the CTRL key with your thumb and have released the Tab key
Then, just hit the
up arrowkey, once
Finally, release the CTRL key
=> You should keep the same current file !
Hi @Marcello-Pietrobon ,
Look at NavigateTo plugin. I think it is what are you looking for.
Feel free to contact me and write your feedback.
Escape would be of little help since ctrl-esc opens Windows’ start menu. It would work in Linux over wine however.
I think that sorting is a bad idea. You have to keep pressing ctrl while navigating with the mouse. It sounds cumbersome and I prefer task switcher to be very light.
I do recommend NavigateTo plugin for finding files by name.
Another issue is that task switcher should close when losing focus. Currently if you click on another window it remains open.