[Thunar-dev] Keyboard shortcuts for tab navigation

Drew DeVault sircmpwn at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 05:40:37 CET 2014

Hello! You might notice that my email subject matches the title of this


This is exactly what I've come to you to talk about today. You might
notice my comment on this issue on 2014-02-05. It's now 9 months later
with no motion on the ticket, so I wanted to bring it up here.

On my system, I have a lot of different applications that make use of
Ctrl+PgUp/PgDown to switch between tabs. This includes, in part:
Firefox, HexChat, Thunderbird, MonoDevelop, and gvim. In fact, so many
of my applications use this shortcut that I've bound it to buttons on my
mouse. The only application I have installed that makes use of tabs but
does not use this keyboard shortcut is Thunar.

I can understand the desire to continue supporting a keybinding that is
already established. But give me the opportunity to change it, please.

On a less important note, thunar is also the only application where I
have to double-middle-click to open something in a new tab. If that were
an option, too, it'd be nice, but it's not so jarring as the lack of
Ctrl+PgUp/PgDown support.

Drew DeVault

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