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Under review

Ctrl + Tab switching between open tabs

William Feng 7 years ago • updated by Jacques Le Roux 6 months ago 6

Hi, love this extension, but one more function will make it perfect.

I need to frequently switch between tabs, a firefox equivalent add-on allows Ctrl+Tab to do that:

1. Ctrl + Tab and release both keys immediately will bring to previous viewed tab - this is very useful if you need to frequently switch between 2 tabs back and forth

2. Ctrl + Tab and not release Ctrl key will bring up a small window to move through each tab by each "Tab" keystroke, and release the Ctrl key will bring to the currently chosen tab


Essentially it's the same function as Alt + Tab to switch between windows that Windows operation system supplies, just a different key applying to Brower tab only.

Answer

Answer
Under review

I'll give this request some consideration. Two considerations:


  1. Chrome team is working on a keybinding API that extensions can use, but it is not yet out of the "experimental" stage. I am waiting to add any global keybindings of this type until they release this API, which will make it possible for such keybindings to work everywhere in the browser; without this, keybinds such as Ctrl+Tab would not work when viewing certain kinds of tabs, e.g. Chrome's own History, Downloads, Bookmarks tabs don't allow us to register keybinds without that API.

  2. I am debating whether this feature makes sense to add to Sidewise, rather than as a separate extension. My general rule for adding stuff to Sidewise is "does this affect Sidewise directly and work inseparably from (with) Sidewise?" If the answer is no, then it suggests that feature might actually be something that would make more sense as a separate extension, so that for example somebody could install it to get that feature *without* needing Sidewise installed too.
So while I like this feature idea, I'm still considering whether to add it to Sidewise proper; and if I do it won't be for some time yet, until the keybinds API is released.

Under review

I'll give this request some consideration. Two considerations:


  1. Chrome team is working on a keybinding API that extensions can use, but it is not yet out of the "experimental" stage. I am waiting to add any global keybindings of this type until they release this API, which will make it possible for such keybindings to work everywhere in the browser; without this, keybinds such as Ctrl+Tab would not work when viewing certain kinds of tabs, e.g. Chrome's own History, Downloads, Bookmarks tabs don't allow us to register keybinds without that API.

  2. I am debating whether this feature makes sense to add to Sidewise, rather than as a separate extension. My general rule for adding stuff to Sidewise is "does this affect Sidewise directly and work inseparably from Sidewise?" If not, then it suggests that feature might actually be something that would make more sense as a separate extension, so that for example somebody could install it to get that feature *without* needing Sidewise installed too.
So while I like this feature idea, I'm still considering whether to add it to Sidewise proper; and if I do it won't be for some time yet, until the keybinds API is released.

Answer
Under review

I'll give this request some consideration. Two considerations:


  1. Chrome team is working on a keybinding API that extensions can use, but it is not yet out of the "experimental" stage. I am waiting to add any global keybindings of this type until they release this API, which will make it possible for such keybindings to work everywhere in the browser; without this, keybinds such as Ctrl+Tab would not work when viewing certain kinds of tabs, e.g. Chrome's own History, Downloads, Bookmarks tabs don't allow us to register keybinds without that API.

  2. I am debating whether this feature makes sense to add to Sidewise, rather than as a separate extension. My general rule for adding stuff to Sidewise is "does this affect Sidewise directly and work inseparably from (with) Sidewise?" If the answer is no, then it suggests that feature might actually be something that would make more sense as a separate extension, so that for example somebody could install it to get that feature *without* needing Sidewise installed too.
So while I like this feature idea, I'm still considering whether to add it to Sidewise proper; and if I do it won't be for some time yet, until the keybinds API is released.

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In my view, Firefox's Tree Style Tab is pretty perfect, and the reason it's better than Sidewise, is because Sidewise uses a separate window, rather than integrating into the browser window, and all the side effects that difference brings. Different keyboard shortcuts between main browser window and Sidewise window is one such harmful side effect. Ideally the shortcuts should be more or less identical, including certainly ctrl+tab, which is one of the more important ones for some users, like myself.


Framed that way, I view this shortcut as very natural one in making Sidewise approach its goal of not coming across as a separate window.

Making Ctrl+(Shift+)Tab work as you describe when the sidebar has the focus is a great idea. Will add. 

Just to be clear, you mean:


Ctrl+Tab: Next tab.

Ctrl+Shift+Tab: Previous tab.


Whenever Sidewise is in focus? (Or out of focus.)

Hi,

Having to use both FF and Chrome I just discovered SidWise wich is very like Tree Style Tab in FF. I just wonder if the feature asked for here as ever been considered. I really miss it :)