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Leaving a window, nested in a tabbed container, without loosing focus

asked 2012-09-26 07:31:56 +0000

Richard gravatar image

updated 2012-09-26 16:38:32 +0000


is there a way to step through the programs of a tabbed container without raising every window to the top when it is focused?

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For example, if I have two tabbed containers side by side, each holding 3 programs. How can I activate the middle program in both containers without using my mouse? (Maybe there is even a more direct way than stepping through all windows for raising one of them?)

Thanks, Richard

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answered 2012-09-26 09:01:12 +0000

Michael gravatar image

You can use the following sequence of commands:

focus parent
focus right

The first one will focus the tabbed container itself, the second one will move focus to the right, thus focusing the other tabbed container. Since focus descends, the middle window will be focused in the end.

These commands are bound to Mod+a, Mod+Right by default.

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Thanks! This is what I was looking for.

Richard gravatar imageRichard ( 2012-09-26 16:37:00 +0000 )edit

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