How to Restore Normal Tab Cycling in Sublime Text

Zach Zach (249)
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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.

If you found this page useful, you may want to check out our guide on how to open files in the same Sublime Text window to help improve your workflow.

Zach Zach (249)
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This guide will show you how to autocomplete or autoclose React JSX and HTML tags in Sublime Text 2 and Sublime Text 3.