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Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab keyboard shortcuts should allow navigating between tabs #1018

johndowns opened this issue Dec 18, 2018 · 6 comments


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@johndowns johndowns commented Dec 18, 2018

Storage Explorer Version: 1.6.0
Platform/OS Version: Windows (also on macOS)
Architecture: ia32 (also on macOS)

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Open multiple tabs - e.g. blob container, queue, table.
  2. Press Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab in an attempt to move between tabs quickly.

Expected Experience:

Ctrl+Tab should move to the next tab in the tab view. Ctrl+Shift+Tab should move to the previous tab in the tab view.

Actual Experience:

Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab does nothing.

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@jinglouMSFT jinglouMSFT commented Dec 18, 2018

Please try Tab and Shift Tab for now. We can look into adding ctrl+tab and ctrl+shft+tab in the future.

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@johndowns johndowns commented Dec 18, 2018

Thanks. Tab and Shift+Tab just move between all of the controls on the window though, so this isn't really a substitute.

I'll look forward to this hopefully in a future update.

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@MRayermannMSFT MRayermannMSFT commented Apr 15, 2019

Hi @johndowns , we actually already have shortcuts for doing this! See the view menu for details (look for the next/prev editor menu items).

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@johndowns johndowns commented Apr 15, 2019

Hi @MRayermannMSFT, thanks for your reply! Yes I'm aware the shortcuts exist - but my point was that the standard way of switching tabs, on both Windows and macOS, is to use the Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab keyboard shortcuts. All the major browsers (Chrome, Safari, Edge, IE) use these shortcuts, as does the macOS Finder. It helps a lot when applications adopt these conventions as many of us have built up muscle memory!

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@mms- mms- commented Jun 19, 2019

I suppose standard ctrl-tab can't be used because this app is written using Electron? I mean lets face it the UI does feel crappy, menu bar dosn't fit in, it dosn't feel like a real app. Use your own UI frameworks Microsoft.

@MRayermannMSFT MRayermannMSFT added this to the 1.10.0 milestone Jul 15, 2019
@MRayermannMSFT MRayermannMSFT self-assigned this Jul 16, 2019
@MRayermannMSFT MRayermannMSFT added this to Committed in Storage Explorer via automation Jul 16, 2019
@MRayermannMSFT MRayermannMSFT moved this from Committed to Under Review in Storage Explorer Jul 16, 2019
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@MRayermannMSFT MRayermannMSFT commented Jul 16, 2019

Ok, merged into master for 1.10.0! Thank you for bringing this up @johndowns , I'm a big believer in trying to follow existing standards where possible, so more than happy to fix this.

Also, @mms- , we've heard complaints in the past about our UI. Unfortunately most of the complaints are vague/don't give specific suggestions. So if you have the time, it'd be great if you could open a new issue regarding what you don't like (and maybe even what you do like! 😄 ) about our UI. Personally, I'm not a fan of how we still use a gradient in the toolbar, but I also really like our move to colored SVG icons in the tree. So if you have any examples like that, we'd love to hear them. Thanks!

Storage Explorer automation moved this from Under Review to Done Jul 16, 2019
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