Switch to last opened tab in Editor

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Joseph Cullen
Joseph Cullen on 21 Dec 2015
Edited: Jason Doyle on 10 Mar 2022
I need a quick way to switch between two opened tabs in Editor that are not next to each other. I need a keyboard shortcut that will switch back to the last file I was editing.
I often have many .m files open as tabs. I usually I am actively editing two or three of these files and occasionally editing the rest of them. In particular, I am often switching frequently between two files. This behavior is the default for app switching on Mac/Windows and within other apps such as Textmate. The only keyboard shortcuts for tab switching are to move up/down the list of files (ctrl-pgup/pgdwn). This is clunky. Any suggestions?

Answers (5)

Matthew
Matthew on 5 Sep 2018
This functionality needs to exist. Most Python IDE's have this capability. It is a great hindrance to efficiency.

Odd Trandem
Odd Trandem on 3 Oct 2019
Edited: Odd Trandem on 3 Oct 2019
This shortcut is available in nearly all other IDEs and text editors, and is strongly missed in the Matlab editor.

Renato Agurto
Renato Agurto on 21 Dec 2015
I don't know if its possible. If your MATLAB version allows it, you can move the tabs and place them next to each other and thenuse ctrl+pguo/pgdown
Or you can use View-> tiles -> Left/right and you can split the editor in 2 and see 2 files at the same time
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Renato Agurto
Renato Agurto on 21 Dec 2015
Sorry, but according to "MATLAB Keyboard Shortcuts Preferences" there isn't any ahorcut to switch tabs, other than what you already mentioned

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CdC
CdC on 10 Apr 2020
This needs to be added, as in other IDEs. cmd-E please!

Jason Doyle
Jason Doyle on 9 Mar 2022
Yes, this is really annoying.
Matlab - make ctrl-tab switch between buffers. The current near-worthless functionality of ctrl-tab only makes me upset.
And why can't you support column editing?
And no tab completion functionality?
This is the only thing I want in your next release. Stop working on new toolboxes until you can provide a full-featured editor.
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Jason Doyle
Jason Doyle on 9 Mar 2022
Edited: Jason Doyle on 10 Mar 2022
Ah, so there is something useful added since 2016. I see my 2021a live editor has these capabilites, but you don't get that feature in the normal editor until 2021b. I am so accustomed to there being nothing of value to me in new releases. Sorry matlab, you do care, eventually. Thanks for the info, Walter.

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