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How can I run trough the tabs in Notepad++ easily? I like to use Ctrl+PgUp/Down like in Firefox.

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I'm using Notepad++ version 5.7, and it's simple to change the behavior to do exactly what you're looking for -- use Ctrl+PgUp/PgDown to change tabs just like in Firefox. Here's how:

Step 1: Click Settings | Shortcut Mapper... and make sure "Main menu" is highlighted at the top of the window. Then scroll to the very bottom of the list, and find the line that says "Switch to previous document". Double click on it's current shortcut value, and in the window that comes up change the shortcut to "Ctrl + Page up". Similarly, change the shortcut for "Switch to next document" to "Ctrl + Page down".

Step 2: Click Settings | Preferences... | MISC. tab. In the "Document Switcher (Ctrl+TAB)" box, uncheck "Enable MRU behavior". This is needed so that switching to the next/previous document will switch to an adjacent tab, rather than switching to the Most Recently Used tab.

EDIT: shoot, this question is answered far better here:


Wish I'd seen that first! :)

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In step 2, you'll want to uncheck "Enable" to disable the document switcher. This matches what the link above says too. Anyway, thanks for the info! –  Sk606 Nov 26 '12 at 18:19
The settings weren't sticking for me after closing notepad++ but I found the solution here: ehc.ac/p/notepad-plus/bugs/938 –  advocate Aug 19 '13 at 16:37

Use Ctrl + Tab . Same will apply to most tabbed applications. :)

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And also don't forget to disable "Document Switcher" in preference. –  user1032613 Apr 1 '13 at 21:52

Use Cntrl+Shft+Tab to run through the documents.

From All the keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl+Tab switches between 2 documents.

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*** Sigh *** lol –  Zoheir Feb 17 '10 at 7:17

To enable Ctrl+PgUp/Down tab-switching behaviour, use AutoHotkey script:

#IfWinActive, ahk_class Notepad++
^PgDn::send {XButton2}
^PgUp::send {XButton1}

This script has a minor bug: when Notepad++ window is focused but the mouse pointer is placed outside of it, then the AutoHotkey {XButton2} will go to the window over which the mouse pointer floats. (Has anybody found a better solution?)

This script is based on the one taken from this blog.

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