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Next/previous tab keyboard shortcuts does nothing


Description trondsg 2007-09-02 16:09:35 CEST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20070515 Firefox/
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When the keyboard shortcuts for Next/previous tab is set to Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab they don't work. If I set it to Ctrl+Shift+Alt+N it works.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Benedikt Meurer editbugs 2007-09-02 16:44:55 CEST
Did you disable this key-combo for the window manager? Because otherwise the WM catches the key events and Terminal won't see them at all.
Comment 2 trondsg 2007-09-03 14:56:35 CEST
I don't know. I never enabled it, it doesn't do anything and it's not in the list in Settings -> Keyboard Preferences -> Shortcuts or Window Manager -> Keyboard. And I have the same problem when I use twm instead of xfwm.
Comment 3 Benedikt Meurer editbugs 2007-11-28 19:58:26 CET
Hm, sorry, no idea. I cannot get that to work here either. For some reason the key events aren't passed to the application. 
Comment 4 trondsg 2007-11-28 20:05:32 CET
Maybe the Xorg people have done something weird?
Comment 5 Benedikt Meurer editbugs 2007-11-28 20:59:12 CET
*** Bug 3285 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Benedikt Meurer editbugs 2007-11-28 21:00:15 CET
No, I guess it's something in GTK/GDK.
Comment 7 Nick Schermer editbugs 2009-06-28 18:10:53 CEST
Like Benny said, not a terminal bug.
Comment 8 Yves-Alexis Perez editbugs 2009-07-17 06:37:37 CEST
What's weird is that it's possible to bind ctrl+tab to an application shortcut in xfwm, and it works.
Comment 9 Nick Schermer editbugs 2009-10-10 13:49:08 CEST
Xfwm and terminal use a different way if handling accelerators (xfwm directly from x, terminal relies on gtk). <Ctrl><Tab> is in gtk handled as an invalid accelerator, so to 'fix' this terminal will check if the accelerator is valid before setting it. As a result pressing <Ctrl><Tab> will do nothing in the shortcuts editor from now on.
Comment 10 Kevin LeBlanc 2011-06-11 06:49:22 CEST
I'm a new Xubuntu 11.04 user, and I'm extremely happy so far, aside from a few minor issues (most of which have been reported already, from what I can see).

Like many others, I would really like to be able to use <Ctrl>Tab and <Ctrl><Shift>Tab to switch tabs in my terminal.  This is a common shortcut in just about every other application which supports tabs, and I don't understand why the GTK developers don't want to let applications use tab key as they see fit.

I've seen dozens of bug reports and similar discussions going on regarding other GTK applications (gnome-terminal in particular).  In one such discussion (https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=123994), a user pointed out that pidgin explicitly overrides this (there is even a code snippet from pidgin in the post).

Since GTK seems reluctant to change their position, could a similar change be made in the xfce terminal?

Bug #3524

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Reported on: 2007-09-02
Last modified on: 2011-06-11
Duplicates (1):
  • 3285 can't use Ctrl+Tab as shortcut key


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