Keyboard Command to switch between Document and Project Panel (Acessability)
is there any possibility to switch between the active Document and the Project Panel?
I’m asking cause I work with a blind friend who would benefit from a simple note taking App similar to the likes of OneNote, Zim, Joplin, … all of witch have different Accessibility limitations.
Notepad++ seems to work great with NVDA (Screen Reader) in general. Switching between Panels and accessing the Workplace Options via Keyboard would be a great addition.
welcome to the notepad++ community, @Semper-Roto
yes, you can set almost any custom keyboard shortcuts as accessibility features in notepad++ at the menu: settings > shortcut mapper.
(there is a search filter field where you can search for specific items, as there are so many functions and menus that can be triggered by a custom shortcut.)
in the example below, you can use ctrl+alt+shift+1 to jump to the project panel,
and ctrl+numpad 1 to jump back to the last cursor position of the editor window of tab 1
in the screenshot below, i have set project panel 1 to the keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+shift+1:
to return to your opened document(s) last editor cursor position, you can use the default shortcuts ctrl+numpad1 for tab1, ctrl+numpad2 for tab2, and so on, like seen in the screenshot below
as there are many keyboard shortcuts set already, you might be warned, that a new keyboard shortcut is already in use and in conflict with a function.
then you can search for this function and change it or clear it’s keyboard shortcut if you don’t need it at all.
this allows you to set your preferred keyboard shortcut combinations, even if they are already in use by built in functions.
I’ve found out that you may switch back from the
Projectpanel to the active document, by hitting the
F8key ( Menu option
View > Focus on Another View) ;-))
The interesting thing is that this work-around works with all the other panels, too, even if :
You’re presently using the two N++ views, simultaneously
If the active panel is a floating window, not docked
The concerned panels are :
Folder as Workspace
Document Map ( when you click and move around the red highlighted zone of Document Map )
Find Resultpanel :
As said, the
F8key move back from
Find resultpanel to the active document
F7key must be preferred as it opens the
Find Result, then toggles between this panel and the active document
An other solution would be to hit, twice, on the
Winkey ! See below :
Note that the use of the
Win logokey allows you to switch back to active document, from :
All panels, except for
Document Map, and ONLY IF current panel is docked
Incremental Searchpanel (
Ctrl + Alt + I)