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Old 08-23-2021, 02:43 AM   #1
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Many Tabs open - where did i come from?

Often i have so many tabs open that their names are shortened, often to only 1 or 2 characters (chapter_nn).

Inspecting now a css and follow the definition via "Goto link or style" im landing in the stylesheet. But where did i came from?

To get ahead of the jokers: of course I can remember the last file in the bookbrowser, but unfortunately I forget that far too often in the heat of the moment. And often enough I get from the stick to the branch to the tree and would like to get back to the stick.
Since I have a kind of browser on the right, I would like a history function, in which I would come back to the file from where I came.

Just an idea
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Old 08-23-2021, 03:00 AM   #2
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Old 08-30-2021, 10:04 AM   #3
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Often i have so many tabs open that their names are shortened, often to only 1 or 2 characters (chapter_nn).

Inspecting now a css and follow the definition via "Goto link or style" im landing in the stylesheet. But where did i came from?

To get ahead of the jokers: of course I can remember the last file in the bookbrowser, but unfortunately I forget that far too often in the heat of the moment. And often enough I get from the stick to the branch to the tree and would like to get back to the stick.
Since I have a kind of browser on the right, I would like a history function, in which I would come back to the file from where I came.

Just an idea

Hell, I don't always remember the last file in the bookbrowser!

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Old 08-30-2021, 01:02 PM   #4
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Brute force: I just clean up the excess tabs by pressing ctl-w (closes the selected tab) until only one tab is left, then open the file I want.
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Old 08-30-2021, 01:58 PM   #5
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Brute force: I just clean up the excess tabs by pressing ctl-w (closes the selected tab) until only one tab is left, then open the file I want.
The "You Shall Not Pass!" method of tab management.

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Old 08-30-2021, 02:05 PM   #6
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Brute force: I just clean up the excess tabs by pressing ctl-w (closes the selected tab) until only one tab is left, then open the file I want.
Why not right click on a tab title and then select Close Other tabs? Unless you are mouse intolerant, takes less effort (IMHO).

As for the Back button, it doesn't seem to allow me to go back to the previous tab.
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Old 08-30-2021, 02:14 PM   #7
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It does (or should) if you leave the tab via the GoToLinkOrStyle (as per op) as that properly sets the return tab and position.
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Old 08-30-2021, 02:31 PM   #8
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It does (or should) if you leave the tab via the GoToLinkOrStyle (as per op) as that properly sets the return tab and position.
For me, most often I open new tabs by clicking on the filename or by stepping through searches. These are not included in the hover help for the back button. This is different from what the OP and BeckyEbook were discussing. OTOH, if Sigil kept track of the open tabs, it might be possible to use the Back button to step back which would seem to necessitate a Forward button to step forward through the list.

I'm not programming it so, of course, it's very easy to ask for.
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The "You Shall Not Pass!" method of tab management.

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Old 08-30-2021, 05:08 PM   #10
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There is not a one-to-one correspondence between what preview is showing and the tabs and editing in CV is not a browser so no "browser history" is even possible (ie. you can edit css, javascript and etc which has no Preview equivalent).

The back button does do exactly what the op asked when GoToLinkOrStyle or GoTo is used.

New tabs are opened in order.

If in doubt or if too many tabs exist simply right click on a tab you want and close all others. Keeping a small working set is quite useful.

At any time double clicking on a file name in BookBrowser will open/bring that tab to the front of CV.

You can also use Find and Replace across just open tabs now to help if your memory is a bit faulty.

So there are no plans to add anything more.

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Brute force: I just clean up the excess tabs by pressing ctl-w (closes the selected tab) until only one tab is left, then open the file I want.
FWIW: there's a shortcut for Close other tabs, I have it as Ctrl+Alt+W, not sure if that's a factory or custom setting.

OT: I don't get shortened names in the CV tabs. I see this with every html file of user guide open

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Which version of Sigil are you using today?
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Just checking. You had said something about going back to an earlier version recently. I just know the eliding of tab titles has gone through changes in the various Qt versions.
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No worries - I installed 1.0 on another VM, so its there whenif I need it.

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