Different ways of Switching Tabs for Different ways of Activating the Switcher



  • First off, sorry if the title is not descriptive enough, feel free to suggest a better one. Anyway, here goes: I think it would be useful to have some customisation to the way tabs are switched. As of now, there are at least four ways to switch tabs by default:

    • Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab
    • Scroll over the tab bar
    • Alt+WheelUp/Alt+WheelDown
    • MouseRight+WheelUp/MouseRight+WheelDown

    So, for example, I want to be able to have Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab to show the Tab Cycler and switch in recently used order, but Alt+WheelUp/Alt+WheelDown and MouseRight+WheelUp/MouseRight+WheelDown to switch in tab bar order without showing the Cycler (like scrolling over the tab bar does now). As it is now, I can disable the cycler, but that disables it altogether. Does that make sense?

    P.S. I now realise that this would be mostly possible if we could just customise Alt+Wheel and MouseRight+Wheel shortcuts (like we could in Opera 12).



  • @killchain
    You forgot to mention that you can create mouse gestures to switch tabs (see Settings --> Mouse --> click on the plus to create a new gesture) and there of course is the quick commands menu (just press "F2"). ^^

    EDIT: Oh and I forgot about the window panel (of course including its own mouse gestures and shortcuts)



  • @zaibon Yeah, that could be a possibility if I had some convenient gestures that are not already set to do something (or, while we're at it, if we could set up a gesture like GestureLeft FlipBack, again like in Opera 12).
    But then again, I would rather use the scroll wheel with a modifier key (I don't know if that counts as a gesture) since it's easy to repeat it - other gestures involving mouse movement seem better suited to things you do once, not something you might repeat 3-4 times.



  • @zaibon said in Different ways of switching tabs for different ways of activating the switcher:

    mouse gestures to switch tabs

    Yeah! These are great; my heaviest-use MGs are indeed those i use several dozens [guestimate] of times every day to switch my tabs left & right [or atm, given i'm having another dalliance with vertical tabs, up & down], followed very closely by my MGs to reload tabs, close tabs, go back/fwd in history, rewind history, scroll page to top/bottom, scroll down/up... I worship my MGs coz they save me from the otherwise dastardly horror of needing to touch my dark dirty smelly keyboard - yuck eek bigsmile



  • @Steffie said in Different ways of switching tabs for different ways of activating the switcher:

    coz they save me from the otherwise dastardly horror of needing to touch my dark dirty smelly keyboard - yuck eek bigsmile

    And I was always wondering for whom they build such comfortable but still fashionable accessoires - now I know ^^

    0_1544189480946_protective-keyboard-covers.jpg

    Back to topic: @killchain what do you mean by flipback?

    EDIT: The spoiler thing in markdown just cost me about one year of my life - this is nothing close to be healthy ..... can we please get a point and click option for this? So I don't have to try a gazillion times for a simple joke?

    EDIT2: @Pesala thanks for the clarification


  • Moderator

    @zaibon Also known as Rocker Gestures in Settings, Mouse.

    • FlipBack = Hold RMB, Click LMB
    • FlipForward = Hold LMB, Click RMB

    There are a lot of assignable shortcuts for tab switching.

    0_1544193355564_Switch Tab Shortcuts.png


 

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