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Month: April 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Re: Mac Like Switching Patch

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:48:06 -0700 (PDT)
> > I've been working on adding a feature to twin which
> will allow us to do Mac like switching. This has already been a boost in my
> productivity since completing the patch
> >
> > For those unfamiliar with the concept, on an Apple
> computer, they have ALT+Tab and ALt+`. Alt tab functions similarly to ours,
> but the really good feature is the ALT+`. It allows you to switch
> between windows of the same application. Instead of having to scroll
> through a many different applications, you just see the ones on the
> same type. Example: you want to switch to the Firefox "download" window,
> and you are currently focused on your main firefox window. A quick
> Alt+` will switch you back and forth between two, like Alt+Tab operates,
> to see the tab box hold down Alt+` to view of the same type, and
> switch between multiple ones you then do the regular old Alt+Tab.
> >
> > I hope I didn't ramble to much, but it's an very useful
> feature! Just try it out and see!
> >
> > I have attached the patches to the bug tracker.
> >
> >
> >

I can add this patch to my build sessions.

I'm confused about applying. Which apps are a good test environment?

In Firefox I use Ctrl-Page Up and Ctrl-Page Down to move through tabs. Likewise in Konsole and Konqueror. In Kate I use Alt-Left Arrow and Alt-Right Arrow. Yet all of those are self-contained or MDI apps.

If I am using KWrite, which is SDI, and one of the KWrite windows has the focus, the Alt-` shortcut allows me to cycle through only the KWrite windows?

If I understand correctly, then I if I have a dozen windows open, I use Alt-Tab to focus on the app and then switch to Alt-` to cycle until I find the specific KWrite window I want?