Re: Switching Between Applications in Gnome 3

On Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:38:56 +0100, Emmanuele Bassi <ebassi gmail com>
hi Luis;

On 17 June 2013 17:09, Luis Menina <liberforce freeside fr> wrote:

I also whish one could cycle through the tabs of a tabbed application
using just Alt+Tab too, gnome shell handling the tabs, to find the tab
of the same application I was using 5s ago.

you really, *really* don't want this.

I currently have two Firefox windows open, the first with 41 tabs
(after I did a couple rounds of garbage collection, last night I was
at around 70), the other with ~50 tabs. then I have four or five
terminal instances, and within each I have between 3 and 7 tabs. tabs
are cheaper than windows, so people *do* use a ton of those. the
selector would become incredibly tiny, and hard to navigate —
*especially* on low-resolution displays like a netbook.

Absolutely correct.

What can be improved is the key-combination for switching between the
tabs. For a weird, unknown reason, we don't rely on Ctrl+Tab for switching
between tabs in most applications. That will fit much more in the
expectations of the users, than Ctrl+PGUP/PGDN or even worse
Ctrl+Shift+PGUP/PGDN. Furthermore it will follow the convention of Alt+Tab
and is also more "keyboard-friendly". Hitting Ctrl+Tab is easier than
searching Ctrl+PGUP/PGDN, especially since a lot of manufacturers started
to move around PGUP/PGDN (most ot them seem to search a ideal place for

e.g. Ctrl+Tab/Ctrl+Shift+Tab could be used aside of Ctrl+PGUP/PGDN, which
won't hurt people how are already aware of the current behaviour of GNOME.

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