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When I open new PuTTY tab inside ConEmu Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab keyboard shortcuts are unusable once that PuTTY tab gains focus.

Is there any way to fix this?

I might be missing something obvious as I have been only using ConEmu for two days and I'm still trying to understand all configuration options..

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When you run or attach any GUI application in ConEmu tabs - all keyboard input (read focus) passed to this child GUI application.

That's why CtrlTab don't works in your case - it is processed by PuTTY but not ConEmu.

But there is a way.

Solution 1

If you have enabled option "Install keyboard hooks" on "Controls" settings page, hotkeys with Win modifier are still working! Even the focus is inside child GUI application. By default, you may use WinQ and WinShiftQ to switch tabs. These hotkeys are defined on the "Keys & Macro" Settings page.

Solution 2

Goto "Keys & Macro" page, find row with "Set focus to ConEmu" description and choose hotkey, WinBackSpace for example. Please note, that some key-combos may not works - Windows capture many combos.

So, you may press WinBackSpace while keyboard focus is in Putty and after that CtrlTab must works. You may try this with notepad - keyboard focus will be more obvious.

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Thanks, Win+Backspace combination is a nice workaround. And btw I'm on Windows 8 which maps Win+Q to Search Apps action so I'm unable to use special keys.. – krcko Feb 22 '13 at 16:25
You need to "Install keyboard hooks" on "Controls" page to make Win+Q working. – Maximus Feb 22 '13 at 18:10
I have "Install keyboard hooks" enabled, but I've disabled Win+Tab and Win+Numbers, as I use them a lot. I don't see Win+Q option though.. (I'm using 130220 x64 build). – krcko Feb 22 '13 at 19:22
Win+Q works for me on Windows 8 – Pavel Machyniak Jun 3 '14 at 8:38
Yep, Win+Q was already described. But I rewrite answer to make it more obvious. – Maximus Jun 3 '14 at 12:50

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