Re: [code] [textadept] Reorder tabs

From: Procházka Lukáš Ing. <>
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2019 10:43:32 +0200


due to missing & often spoken absence of possibility to rearrange tabs in tab bar I created a simple module which "somehow" provides such base functionality.


- It doesn't preserve state of view, i.e. current line, cursor position etc.
- It doesn't preserve bookmarks.
- It simply closes concerned buffers and reopens them [1] in a new order - this is how tabs are reordered.
- Due to [1], concerned buffers are to be unmodified (just checked, no action if they all are not saved so far).
- Just tested on my comp - here I'm having one buffer shown in just one view.
- Report bugs on git or using my mail bellow.

You can download the module here:

Just put the module so TA loads it on startup; there are no deps.

The module lifetime depends on when/if TA will provide the functionality by its core.

Best regards,


>> I've given thought to this in the past. If there was an easy solution
>> that didn't feel like a hack and worked well, it would probably be
>> done by now. As it is, I don't have much motivation for this feature
>> because I personally do not use tabs. I use the buffer browser.
>> Cheers,
>> Mitchell
> Completely understand. However, since very nearly all other multi-file
> editors offer this, it is something that potential new users (like
> myself) will immediately notice. People don't like being made to change
> their habits. Just sayin'. :-)
> qwerky

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