Toggle Next/Previous Window?



  • New user here. When having two files open in Notepad++, is there a keyboard shortcut to toggle between the two windows? I’ve see other editors that have Next/Previous window functions, but I can’t seem to find it here.

    Thank You



  • @John-Schneider said in Toggle Next/Previous Window?:

    keyboard shortcut to toggle between the two windows

    Yes, use Ctrl-Pagedown or Ctrl-PageUp.

    These shortcuts are listed under the Settings menu, under “shortcut mapper”, look at #165/#166. The shortcuts can be changed to suit your requirements.

    Terry



  • @John-Schneider

    Since Notepad++ offers the ability to have two views (one left, one right or on top, one bottom) with a separate set of tabs, it depends on what you mean with

    having two files open in Notepad++

    1. Did you open the files in the same view (the main view) in different tabs?
    2. Did you open the files in different views?

    In case of 1. the answer is: Go to (menu) View -> Tab -> Next Tab repectively (menu) View -> Tab -> Previous Tab.

    In case of 2. the answer is: Go to (menu) View -> Focus on Another View.

    You will find the related keyboard shortcuts beside the menu entries. If you want to change them, go to (menu) Settings -> Shortcut Mapper.



  • Thanks for the replies.

    My scenario is that I startup Notepad++ and open two files, each one in a separate tab. I was looking for a keyboard shortcut to switch back and forth between the two tabs.



  • @John-Schneider

    Then you should apply @dinkumoil 's #1:

    In case of 1. the answer is: Go to (menu) View -> Tab -> Next Tab repectively (menu) View -> Tab -> Previous Tab.



  • @John-Schneider , there are multiple options for tab navigation.

    1. Use Ctrl+Pagedown or Ctrl+PageUp (as @Terry-R suggested)
    2. Use Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab (Without MRU enabled)
    3. Use Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab (With MRU enabled)
    4. Use Ctrl+Mousewheel over tab.

    I guess option 3 will suit you the most as you are looking to toggling tab back and forth.
    To enable MRU you can follow “Settings->Preferences->MISC.->Document Switcher”, then tick both “Enable” and “Enable MRU Behavior”.



  • @Alan-Kilborn As stated in the OP, I was specifically looking for a keyboard shortcut.



  • @John-Schneider said in Toggle Next/Previous Window?:

    @Alan-Kilborn As stated in the OP, I was specifically looking for a keyboard shortcut.

    As stated in my comment, you will find the related keyboard shortcuts beside the menu entries’ text. If you want to set/change them, go to (menu) Settings -> Shortcut Mapper.

    The reason why I’ve described how to change the active tab using menu entries is that keyboard shortcuts can be changed and I have actually changed them to non-standard values. Maybe you did that as well, so giving you the advice to press a certain keycombo could be not helpful for you.



  • Thanks again everyone. Using Ctl-Tab is perfect as that’s what I instinctively use in browsers.
    The more I use N++ the more I like it!!!


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