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How to switch to the next tab

Aug 30, 2013, 03:18
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How to switch to the next tab
I have Gimp 2.8 and I am using Single-Window Mode. I have about 15 images open at the same time and I am doing repetitive tasks on each of them. I made keyboard shortcuts to do the tasks themselves but I still have to use my mouse to go up and click the next tab to start work on the next image. It would save time if there were a keyboard shortcut. I see that under the Windows menu I can use Alt+1 through Alt+0 to select any of the first 10 images, but I have 15 open.

I wanted to know if there is a keyboard shortcut to just switch to the next tab or the previous tab.
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Aug 30, 2013, 04:53 (This post was last modified: Aug 30, 2013 04:55 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: How to switch to the next tab
Read on, I found the shortcut lol...
:-S single-window mode is kinda a sloppy way Gimp(no offense to devs) tries to mimic PS for those transitioning from PS to Gimp maybe?
I say this because if you want to switch back & forth from multi-window mode, it messes with the layout of icons & resizing windows/space is limited in single-window mode.

For instance, if you don't have a widescreen, the dialog boxes are locked on either the left or right side of the screen & you can't have the image behind the tools. So you lose a lot of extra screen space

Ok, very tough to find but I found the shortcut:
"You can switch between the tabs by clicking the desired item or holding the alt key and hitting the number of the tab you want to access."
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/...interface/

For me, single-window mode is fun to try & useful if you don't need alot of space, but its not really practical for the reasons I stated above.

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Aug 30, 2013, 05:07
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RE: How to switch to the next tab
(Aug 30, 2013 04:53)iForStyle007 Wrote:  Ok, very tough to find but I found the shortcut:
"You can switch between the tabs by clicking the desired item or holding the alt key and hitting the number of the tab you want to access."
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/...interface/

Thank you for taking the time to look for the answer for me. However, that didn't quite answer my question. I have more than 10 tabs open so even by using the Alt+Number option I can't select the tabs above number 10. What I would like to do is press a shortcut and have the focus move to the next tab. For example, press Alt+">" and have it select the tab to the right, or press Alt+"<" and have it select the tab to the left.
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Aug 30, 2013, 05:40
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RE: How to switch to the next tab
(Aug 30, 2013 05:07)suragch Wrote:  
(Aug 30, 2013 04:53)iForStyle007 Wrote:  Ok, very tough to find but I found the shortcut:
"You can switch between the tabs by clicking the desired item or holding the alt key and hitting the number of the tab you want to access."
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/05/...interface/
... I have more than 10 tabs open so even by using the Alt+Number option I can't select the tabs above number 10...

And there is the possible caveat of single-window mode. Out of curiousity I braved the mode just to see if I could test an alt+combo, but nada! If its still bugging you, I would try to google it or wait a few days, maybe someone else has a solution.
Or you can work with 10 images at a time then combine the files.

Are you creating an animated gif? Why not open the photos as layers in one document.

I'm going through my old subscribed threads to delete dead ones so will be on for a little longer, might give one more search before I go.
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Aug 30, 2013, 05:50
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RE: How to switch to the next tab
It isn't a big deal, just trying to shave off a few seconds here and there. I'm not making an animated gif. But the more images I can do in one batch the more efficient it is. (I have to make hundreds.)
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Aug 30, 2013, 05:58
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RE: How to switch to the next tab
A better way to work with large volume of photos at a time (caution, there may be limits so start with small increments, 15 photos might be ok.)

would be batch processing, this is a common request in the forums, but right now I only found 2 threads with suggestions. There is a gimp info on batch in the second link

http://gimpforums.com/thread-how-to-reco...tic-repeat

This one might be more useful, still look through both.
http://gimpforums.com/thread-how-do-i-pre-apply-filters

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Aug 30, 2013, 07:51
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(Aug 30, 2013 07:42)ofnuts Wrote:  There are none in the standard setup, but you can define them (functions "Windows/next image" and "Windows/Previous image" in the shortcut editor ("Edit/Keyboard shortcut").

That is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!

(Batch processing and scripting is something I also want to learn more about, but for this particular task each image is unique enough that I don't think I can.)
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Aug 30, 2013, 08:07
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RE: How to switch to the next tab
hmm.

Quote:..I wanted to know if there is a keyboard shortcut to just switch to the next tab or the previous tab..

Is control - page up / control - page down not working there. Works here.

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Aug 30, 2013, 08:28
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(Aug 30, 2013 08:07)rich2005 Wrote:  Is control - page up / control - page down not working there. Works here.

Yes, that works, too! And it is already built in without adding a custom shortcut. Why couldn't I find that? Thank you.
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