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Control Tab  opens the track inspector even though that key combination is unassigned in the Preferences/Keyboard Shortcuts.  It SHOULD be reserved as a standard Win 10 key combo to cycle through the open windows.

Show/Hide Track inspector does not appear in the list of actions even though the "i" key is bound to it.

Anyone else with this behaviour?

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Alt Tab cycles through open windows on my Win 10 system. Always has as far as I can recall. Control Tab doesnt seem to do anything within Cakewalk. I'm on latest 2020-04 build.

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I've always used Ctrl-Tab to switch between Track View and Console View (yes, the Windows 10 key combo to cycle through open windows in a program)

This still works, I'm on the very latest Cakewalk version 2020-04, and  Ctrl-Tab remains "unassigned" in my Cake Keyboard shortcuts.

. . . only thing is . . . ever since they created the Lenses feature (now called Workspaces) . . . every time I open Cakewalk, I have to go to the Workspaces drop down menu, and select "None" (even though None is already checkboxed) . . . once you click "None" something mysterious flickers, and poof ! Ctrl-Tab now cycles between Track View and Console View, since all my projects have always been set up that way. Every time I start another new Cakewalk session, I have to do this to get it working again.

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12 hours ago, noynekker said:

I've always used Ctrl-Tab to switch between Track View and Console View (yes, the Windows 10 key combo to cycle through open windows in a program)

This still works, I'm on the very latest Cakewalk version 2020-04, and  Ctrl-Tab remains "unassigned" in my Cake Keyboard shortcuts.

. . . only thing is . . . ever since they created the Lenses feature (now called Workspaces) . . . every time I open Cakewalk, I have to go to the Workspaces drop down menu, and select "None" (even though None is already checkboxed) . . . once you click "None" something mysterious flickers, and poof ! Ctrl-Tab now cycles between Track View and Console View, since all my projects have always been set up that way. Every time I start another new Cakewalk session, I have to do this to get it working again.

I like to try tips from other users to learn possible techniques so I tried this (Ctrl+Tab).  On my specific PC here's what I learned so far:

  • Ctrl+Tab seems to do nothing when I have things docked in a single window (main view).
  • When I undock [float] the Console, Ctrl+Tab switches my PC's focus between the main view [all-in-one view] and the console.
  • When I undock [float] something else (I used the browser). Ctrl+Tab seems to toggle between the  most recent two floating views.
  • When I switch to my Web Browser, Ctrl+Tab rotates through browser tabs.
  • When I bind Ctrl+Tab to "Next Tab," Cakewalk allows me to rotate through tabs in the multidock.

That's as far as I got, but I have found the key combo (which I almost never used before) to be quite handy--so thanks to DocBob for raising the issue and for others  who chimed in, esp. noynekker whose explanation got me exploring in greater detail than a simple test.

As for me, for my workspaces that have an undocked console on my second monitor, I will probably use the default key binding (unassigned) so I can toggle between the main view and the console view. For my workspaces where I tend to have multiple tabs in the multidock, I will probably bind it to "Next Tab."

Like many others, for keyboarding I tend to use a right-hand mouse + left-hand keyboard shortcut technique and overloading the Ctrl+Tab combo depending on workflow context/workspace fits in with this.  So, thanks to all for helping me to discover this!

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On 4/26/2020 at 1:53 PM, Steve_B said:

Alt Tab cycles through open windows on my Win 10 system. Always has as far as I can recall. Control Tab doesnt seem to do anything within Cakewalk. I'm on latest 2020-04 build.

Alt Tab is a windows reserved key combo that cycles between open PROGRAMS.   Cntrl Tab cycles between open windows within one program

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