Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 200904230201)
Java: 1.6.0_11; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 11.0-b16
System: Windows XP version 5.1 running on x86; Cp1252; en_US (nb)
Ctrl+tab is used for switching among editor tabs in NetBeans. Since the editor is used not only for text and there are
usually added panels with text components, there appears problem with traversing components inside such panels by
keyboard (because the swing allows focus releasing of text components by Ctrl+tab).
There should be a way to change shortcut for editor tab switching (for the purpose of navigation in panels by keyboard)
in Tools>Options -> Keymap. Otherwise all other text tomponents added to editor should handle Ctrl+tab specially.
is there any specific editor window which has problem with ctrl+tab focus traversal?
Without the additional information requested it does not seem like a real P2.
If a container with a component like JTeaxtArea is added to the NetBeans editor then such a container cannot release focus by Ctrl+Tab because this
shortcut is swallowed by the NetBeans editor. Then we need to deal with issues like e.g. #163597
I need to clarify my previous post. As a workaround we have fixes in specific containers added to editor (like e.g. #163597) where Ctrl-Alt-Tab is used for
focusing the component next to the textual one. To avoid this workarounds we need to let the user make a choice to assign Ctrl+Tab for switching among
editor tabs otherwise let them use Ctrl+Tab according to conventions for focusing next component.
No plan in this area for future