Skip Hibernated Tabs when Cycling until Click Activation



  • I would like an option to:
    Cycle through tabs, but skip past any ones that are hibernated.
    The only way to reload a hibernated tab is to use the mouse to click it.
    Clicking a group of hibernated tabs only activates the first tab in the group - each must be individually activated.

    Scenario:

    • I have many tabs
    • Some tabs are active and pinned (which keeps them to the left)
    • Some tabs are grouped and hibernated, but not pinned
    • Some tabs are active and some are in groups
    • I switch tabs using tab cycling. I.e. with Right-Click+Scroll or with Ctrl+Tab
    • I cycle in the tab strip order

    Example:
    The tab strip looks like this:
    [pin A] [hibernated group B (4 tabs)] [active tab C] [active group D] [active tab E]

    I am at A. I press Ctrl+Tab. I should arrive at C
    I am at C. I press Ctrl+Shift+Tab. I should arrive at A
    I manually click B. Now B is not hibernated. and I am at the first tab in the group B.
    I am at B[0]. I press Ctrl+Shift+Tab. I should arrive at A.
    I am at A. I press Ctrl+Tab. I should arrive at B[0].
    I am at B[0]. I press Ctrl+Tab. I should arrive at C.

    Why this option would be an improvement
    When you use a shortcut to cycle through tabs, it will automatically reload any hibernated tabs.
    If I have some tab pinned at the left, some hibernated stuff in the middle, and then all my active tabs, I need a quick way to get from my active tabs to the pin.
    My options are:

    • Cycle forward to the end of the tabs, wrap around, and then be at the beginning. This is not great if I have many tabs to go through. This option would let me get there immediately.
    • If I want to get to the pin, I use the mouse to click it. This is not great as it defeats the purpose of using a shortcut - namely to avoid having to go to the tab strip and look for tabs to activate.
    • If you have lots and lots of tabs, and use hibernation to save on memory, you can use tab cycling to quickly switch between your current active tasks without having to worry about reordering your hibernated tabs to keep them out of the way.


  • Maybe integrate this in a 2-step-option:

    • Do not auto-load hybernated tabs without explicit refresh
    • Skip hybernated tabs on cycling (step 1 must be active to enable)

    to still allow predictable fixed scroll distance when cycling between tabs.


 

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