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I was just found something on ff that tickles my fancy Smile

I'm a great fan of alt + tab to switch between my open programs (from my editor to ff and then back to editor), and always wanted to do that with my tabs on ff. never really looked into it.

accidently typed ctrl + 1 and was like "what the h3ll is happening" followed by "oh, cool"

ctrl +1 then ctrl +2 et al

funny how things are discovered.......things you don't think about but they become invaluable.

oh it's the little things!

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tabbing in ff :)

So...

...

...what happens?

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tabbing in ff :)

it tabs between all your open tabs in ff.

ctrl 1 goes to the first tab
ctrl 2 goes to the second tab

sorry if I wasn't clear...I'm knackered.

[edit] reread my post and realised that I hadn't told you what happens at all - I thought I was just being unclear! man, I really need to get some sleep! [/edit]

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tabbing in ff :)

Thought that you quite rightly believed that anyone curios would try it and see, but I suppose not every one is running on FF (fools) or has more than one tab open.

Using the keyboard can be quite productive Smile

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tabbing in ff :)

a) anyone who doesn't use ff is mad
b) anyone who doesn't use mutliple tabbing isn't surfing the net nearly enough (I have at least 3 FFs open, all with around 5 or more tabs when I'm really going for it!)
c) I'm a great fan of using the keyboard.
d)becuase of c) does that make me productive then? (even though I've spent most of the day fooling around on the net?)

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tabbing in ff :)

I do not use FF for everyday, normal, run-of-the-mill web surfing. I did boot it up to try to see what happens and nothing happened. Laughing out loud (I didn't have any tabs opened).

Laughing out loud

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tabbing in ff :)

Triumph wrote:
I do not use FF for everyday, normal, run-of-the-mill web surfing.
See "a" above. Tongue

Oh, and use [ctl][tab] to move rightward, and [ctl][shift][tab] to move leftward.

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tabbing in ff :)

In Firefox on Linux:
[ctrl][tab] to move rightward, and [ctrl][shift][tab] to move leftward, works.
[ctrl][1] etc doesn't work Sad
[ctrl][alt][1] etc works. Smile

There's a good list of keyboard shortcuts in Firefox help which covers IE and Opera as well.

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On my Debian Gnu/Linux box with Icewm, [alt][1234 etc] switches tabs within Firefox. [ctl][alt][1234] switches virtual desktops. [ctl] and [ctl][shift] + [tab] works as in Windows.

It just occurred to me that while IE limits what we can do on the web, Windows is a seriously limiting OS as regards production. I'd hate having to work in only one desktop.

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kk5st wrote:

Oh, and use [ctl][tab] to move rightward, and [ctl][shift][tab] to move leftward.

oh I like that Smile but one question (which may seem dumb...but if you dont' ask you won't know...), why do you want more than one desktop open?

btw Triumph, what do you use then???

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I do not use FF for everyday, normal, run-of-the-mill web surfing. I did boot it up to try to see what happens and nothing happened. Laughing out loud (I didn't have any tabs opened).

Laughing out loud

Do you think that's why nothign happened? Laughing out loud :D

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Why multiple desktops? Organization. Consider the different types of things you do. Why clutter the desktop with all the different apps that you bounce among.

In my case, one desktop is just for web page development. There are Emacs, Firefox, Opera, Lynx, and an Xterm open. Firefox has tabs open to W3 html and css specs, and to whatever I'm working on. Opera and Lynx are likely minimized to reduce clutter.

Desktop two has Emacs, Firefox, Xterm, and either Ghostview or xpdf pdf viewers open. Firefox will have the LaΤεΧ manual open. I use this page to create pdf documents using LaΤεΧ markup language and *nix tools.

Desktop three has the GIMP and Firefox. Firefox has tabs open to the GIMP manual and to an online book, 'Grokking the GIMP'. The GIMP itself can require a lot of space for all the layers, etc. There is no good reason to mix it with lots of other stuff.

Desktop four is like a junk drawer. There are Xterms open and displaying realtime logs, and a word processor—Abiword, at the moment, but OpenOffice.org other times. There are 2 spare Xterms open for admin work and reading man pages.

Editing configuration files is usually done from Emacs in a pseudo terminal which is a separate deal from the X-window.

If I needed to, I could configure for five more X-windows with four desktops each for a total of 24 desktops and 6 pseudo terminals. Using a different window manager might allow more desktops; I haven't looked into it. Don't want to either. Smile

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wow gary. makes sense. makes my desktop look bl00ming chaotic.

tph: in Triumph's defence, I wasn't really explicit in my original post that ctrl 1 etc went through the tabs in FF (it was late and I was tired)

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larmyia wrote:
btw Triumph, what do you use then???
Safari almost exclusively, even for building new pages. After I'm satisfied with a new page in Safari I then use FF to test (along with Opera, IE/Mac and OMNIweb).

FF is clunky in comparison.

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Do you think that's why nothign happened?
Well, yeah. That's why I mentioned it. Smile

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Where would we be without tabbed browsing? Having to sort through the 15 browser windows that's where!

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...and you said I was mad. Laughing out loud

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...and you said I was mad. Laughing out loud

you are Tongue

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tabbing in ff :)

hmmm. the world of firefox is still growing.

I just discovered 'all-in-one-sidebar' today Laughing out loud

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Where would we be without tabbed browsing? Having to sort through the 15 browser windows that's where!

like 90% of the rest of our population. How do they do it?

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like 90% of the rest of our population. How do they do it?

Alt+Tab. I used to do this back in the days of IE. <shudder>

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but doesn't the alt + tab just show 15+ similar IE icons? <shudder more>

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Yes. Laughing out loud

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