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Workflow before Pentadactyl was: Command-T, start typing URL. (2 keypresses) Now, it's :tabopen URL (6-8 keypresses, or :)

Anyone know a better way to reduce the keypresses neeeded to open a new tab?

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For anyone looking for a two keypress way to open your homepage in a new tab in Pentadactyl: gH. –  Aaron Mahan Jul 21 at 1:37

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Pentdactyl keys are all case-sensitive, so you'll want to use t (lower-case letter "t"). This key is mapped to the command :tabopen. So, to visit Reddit, I just type treddit.com<Enter>, which looks like this in the command bar: :tabopen reddit.com.

As you saw, T (upper-case letter "t") does :tabopen <current url>, then waits for you to edit it.

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thank you! the lowercase t made all the difference. –  Ivanoats Apr 4 '13 at 19:23
    
that is the reason I was wondering why you were getting a different fucnctionality for the same key !. –  adithya Apr 8 '13 at 5:39

1.You just type out T to open new tab . 2.Type O to open in the same tab.

Both should be followed by the url. I hope this was your doubt.

PS: please use :help it has mentioned your question .

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No, sorry that doesn't answer my question. T opens the current URL. I'm looking for a quick way to open a new URL in a new tab. –  Ivanoats Mar 24 '13 at 21:56
    
i dont quite get you !. if you want to open suppose xyz.com which is in your mind , just type T followed by that it will open it in new tab . OR do you mean you want to open a url on the screen instead of pressing right mouse button and clicking on OPEN IN NEW TAB –  adithya Mar 25 '13 at 6:14
    
When I press T, and then start typing gmail.com, the gmail.com gets appended to the end of the current URL. Does your Pentadactyl do something different? –  Ivanoats Mar 25 '13 at 17:33
    
yes please it actually opens the new tab with the url i typed . please download the nightlies here . 5digits.org/nightlies –  adithya Mar 26 '13 at 18:34
    
I would downvote if I had more rep. Typing T does NOT let you type in a new URL, it autofills the current page's URL. –  Aaron Mahan Jul 21 at 1:40

C-t is special in Pentadactyl:

Execute the next [count] mappings in a new tab.

(see dactyl://help/tabs#%3CC-t%3E - :h <C-t>).

You could overwrite this mapping:

nmap <c-t> <Pass>

Or use another one:

nmap <C-t><C-t> :tabnew<cr>
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