A gedit plugin to switch between document tabs using Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab (most recently used order) and Ctrl+PageUp / Ctrl+PageDown (tabbar order)
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Control Your Tabs, a plugin for gedit

Switch between document tabs using Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab and Ctrl+PageUp / Ctrl+PageDown

All bug reports, feature requests and miscellaneous comments are welcome at the project issue tracker.


v0.2.0 and higher requires at least gedit 3.2. (Untested with gedit 3.0; it may work :-) )

gedit 2 users should use v0.1.2.


  1. Download the source code (as zip or tar.gz) and extract.
  2. Copy controlyourtabs.py and the appropriate .plugin file into ~/.local/share/gedit/plugins (create if it does not exist):
    • For gedit 3.6 and earlier, copy controlyourtabs.plugin.python2 and rename to controlyourtabs.plugin.
    • For gedit 3.8 and later, copy controlyourtabs.plugin.
  3. Restart gedit, select Edit > Preferences (or gedit > Preferences on Mac), and enable the plugin in the Plugins tab.


  • Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab switch tabs in most recently used order.
  • Ctrl+Page Up / Ctrl+Page Down switch tabs in tabbar order.


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Copyright © 2010-2013 Jeffery To jeffery.to@gmail.com

Available under GNU General Public License version 3