Ideas for tab menus and Alt+Tab views

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Ideas for tab menus and Alt+Tab views

#1 Post by cip60ckby9v6e4syst » 02.10.2022, 12:46

thanks for the great software.
I suggest a useful UI idea that I recently found out on github.

1:Do not show FC in Alt+Tab menu for multi-monitor environment
It's annoying to see FC in the Alt+Tab menu when you have a monitor that always shows the filer.
There is a TIPS to change WindowStyle with AutoHotKey, but I could not apply it in FC.
https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windo ... x00000080L

2:Mouse over to select tabs
The more tabs you have, the more annoying it is to click or even select a key.
We expect it to lead to a great UX experience.

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thank you:)

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Re: Ideas for tab menus and Alt+Tab views

#2 Post by Dreamer » 02.10.2022, 13:52

Existing workaround - move a cursor over the tab bar and use mouse wheel to switch tabs.

Another option is to use external tool to use mouse wheel tilt or shortcut to switch tabs anywhere within the window, not just for FC, but for any program, e.g. web browsers. It's possible to use shortcut right mouse button + wheel up/down, or use wheel tilt directly, if your mouse have this feature. It can be used also to seek in video player, or switch songs in audio players.

I'm using the HotkeyP for that, it's free and easy to use.

I'm using also different keyboard shortcuts for tab switching, Ctrl+PageUp / Ctrl+PageDown, these work also in Windows, it's easier to use than Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab.

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Re: Ideas for tab menus and Alt+Tab views

#3 Post by cip60ckby9v6e4syst » 03.10.2022, 05:31

Thanks for the prompt reply and the alternative.

The key config app uses AutoHotKey. This is the best!
I used AHK's "SetTimer" command and WinHook class to groping for tab switching by mouse over while FC is displayed, but failed. There is a tab element in ClassNN, but I cannot get the coordinates.
It's a bit of a forced idea, but you might be able to achieve this by fixing the tab width and processing a click when the mouse over is in the specified area.

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;tab switching Ctrl+Wheel
!WheelDown::SendInput ^{Tab}
!WheelUp::SendInput ^+{Tab}
Please Please consider the specification to remove FC from the Alt+Tab menu.

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