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Re: Switching between open notebooks

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  • Subject: [mg80629] Re: Switching between open notebooks
  • From: John Jowett <John.M.Jowett at>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 23:26:06 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <fardj7$b0o$>

      At least on Windows, Ctrl-F6 has always done this (in
Mathematica and many other programs).

John Jowett

On Aug 26, 10:28 am, "Yuri Kandrashkin" <spinalge... at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I prefer using keyboard commands and
> I dont really like the mechanism of switching between active
> (selected) notebooks from FrontEnd menu. I have found a solution which
> might be helpful for others.
> I set keyboard shortcut "ALT-`" to rotate open notebooks which is similar=
> "ALT-TAB" command of choosing active programs in Windows.
> Below are steps to activate this mechanism:
> 1. Find the file "". You can find it path by evaluation of
> the command:
> ToFileName[{$TopDirectory,"SystemFiles","FrontEnd","TextResources","Windo=
> 2. Copy this file keeping the same directory structure into your
> $UserBaseDirectory
> 3. Put the following line
>                 ,Delimiter,
>                 Item["&Switch Windows",
>                         KernelExecute[SetSelectedNotebook[Last[
>                                 DeleteCases[Notebooks[],MessagesNotebook[=
>                         MenuKey["`",Modifiers->{Command}],
>                         MenuEvaluator -> Automatic]
> after   the line Item["Start Windows Listing", "MenuListWindows",
> MenuAnchor->True]
> The command and shortcut is optional, you can choose other combination
> 4. Restart Mathematica
> This should activate the shortcut command "ALT-`" to swith active windows.
> Unfortunately the solution isn't perfect because it uses the commands of =
> Please let me know if there is a better solution.
> --
> Sincerely,
> Yuri Kandrashkin, PhD Mathematica based applicatio=
> - Magnetic Resonance with SpinAlgebra
> - Work with systems of Units

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