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Does anyone know if it is possible via shortcut to switch back to the very first tab in Notepad++? I know how to switch to next and previous tabs.. but would like to switch back to the first tab. Thanks.

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Couldn't you record a macro of you clicking on the first tab? – martineau Mar 9 '13 at 7:29
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Press Alt+W to open the Window menu

Press 1 to open the first window, which is the same as the first tab.

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Perfect - thanks a bunch – acamso Mar 9 '13 at 16:23

Use Ctrl+tab it will show the list of tabs available, keep pressing tab without releasing ctrl key to cycle between tabs list, else click on the tab name to switch to it.

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Thanks, that helps. Is there anyway to set up a shortcut to go to the first tab though without having to cycle through? – acamso Mar 9 '13 at 6:36

You could install AutoHotKey and use the following script - this is what I've done myself. It allows you to use ALT-1, ALT-2, ALT-3, etc. to choose those numbered tabs quickly, by automating what Wayne Johnston suggested.

#IfWinActive ahk_class Notepad++
{
    !1::SendInput !w1
    !2::SendInput !w2
    !3::SendInput !w3
    !4::SendInput !w4
    !5::SendInput !w5
    !6::SendInput !w6
    !7::SendInput !w7
    !8::SendInput !w8
    !9::SendInput !w9
}

Believe me, once you start using AutoHotkey, a whole new world of automating and customising your apps' keyboard usage opens up. It's even kind of addictive once you get into it. :)

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