How to Restore Normal Tab Cycling in Sublime Text

Zach Zach (236)
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By default, CTRL-TAB and SHIFT-CTRL-TAB don't operate in the same way that Google Chrome tab cycling does. For example, when you press CTRL-TAB it doesn't always cycle to the next open document. Here's how to restore normal tabbing functionality in Sublime Text 2 and Sublime Text 3.

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This can be found under preferences.

When your key bindings/keymap settings file opens up, add the following between the open and close brackets. Be sure to add this in the "User" keymap settings, not the "System" ones.

{"keys": ["ctrl+tab"], "command": "next_view"},
{"keys": ["ctrl+shift+tab"], "command": "prev_view"},

Since you've edited the Key Bindings preferences file, your settings will be saved even when you update Sublime.

Zach Zach (236)
1 minute

This guide will show you how to autocomplete or autoclose React JSX and HTML tags in Sublime Text 2 and Sublime Text 3.