TabSwitch

Compatible with all products except MPS
09.12.2014
63 250
Open files/tabs switcher to quickly switch between tabs with less keystrokes than Recent Files. Open files are selected from a list in most recently used order, similarly to Alt+Tab in Windows or Ctrl-Tab in Opera. By default the action is mapped to Alt+A, but another popular assignment is CMD+E.

Thanks to Timur Zambalayev for the original plugin, Martin Fuhrer for a major contribution in the form of a rewrite and Mark Scott for patching a bug. Follow further development of this plugin on GitHub or follow me on twitter for announcements and other things.

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Recent change notes

3.0.8: Build with java 1.6.
3.0.7: Bug-fix: reverse recent files array _before_ checking their validity do be added to list.
3.0.6: Remove TabSwitch settings. Is not used anymore.
3.0.5: Project is upgraded to use java 7.
3.0.4: When only one file is opened - do not display the TabSwitch list. Also some refactorings.
3.0.3: Lots of code clean ups. Does not display same file in the list twice anymore.
3.0.2: Do not include directories when listing recent VCS changes popup window. Removed light green background color from popup list.
3.0.1: Added new TabSwitch Action to display modified files in the default change list of your VCS. Large refactoring.
3.0.0: Fixed bug where it moved two steps down on each move-down-action.
2.2.0: Cleaning up some code.
2.1.9: Switch to open tab even if it is located in a different split pane.
2.1.8: The TabSwitch actions are now available during background indexing in Maia.
2.1.7: Fix for mouse over popup changes selection problem reported by Michael Bushe.
2.1.6: RubyMine compatible version.

GJS
22.12.2014
Question. I just upgraded to 14.x Ultimate and as always the first plugin I installed is the tabswitch plugin. But it shows a popup with the files list but does not autoselect a file. Is this a bug? v 3.0.8
Anonymous
12.08.2012
This is great I can confirm that it works exltacy as described on PhpStorm 4.0 117.222 and plugin version 0.2.2.Is there any way to attach the documentation? (CMD-J) When I type a function the parameter popup shows me the parameters (which is dead useful) if there was any way of attaching the documentation as well I wouldn't need to go to the node site at all..
Anonymous
15.12.2010
not working properly in Idea10
not always hides after switching
06.07.2009
Great plug-in but I have to say I don't like the change from 2.1.5 to 2.1.7. I generally use the mouse as little as possible, but being able to use it to change the selected file was a useful feature IMHO. Alt+a, move mouse, release keys to switch to the desired file can sometimes be quicker than successive Alt+a (or Alt+Shift+a) presses. I'm rolling back to 2.1.5.
29.05.2009
Essential plugin, have lived off alt-tab since TurboPascal in the 80s.
Anonymous
17.03.2009
I'm new to IntelliJ, and this is the first 3rd party plugin I installed. It works great, and saves me time since I'm so comfortable with Ctrl-Tab. Thanks for the great plugin!
31.07.2008
Alt-A editor-tab switching combined with the Navigator bar is all I need to quickly navigate Editor windows.
11.04.2008
Life would be much harder without this plugin.
Anonymous
13.03.2007
enhanced the efficiency of my work and made navigation much more easier
Anonymous
30.06.2006
Good plugin. It's nice to switch quickly between tabs this way.
16.04.2006
Simple, clean, very handy, and never in your way.
16.04.2006
This plugin enables in IDEA native OS switching between editors. Like Alt+Tab in Windows, here you can use Alt+A. Very native and usefull thing.
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