Keyboard shortcut to close current window / page / tab / document (like Cmd+W in Chrome)

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(Sophie Hernandez) #1

SUMMARY (your need in one sentence)

As a feature request I want a shortcut to the current window so that I can return to a previous page or home, and not have a stack up of unused open windows.

GIVE US CONTEXT (tell us about the current experience)

When I am in a github page for example, and I’m finished with that page, I’d like a shortcut to just close the page, rather than switching out or using the mouse to X out the window.

PROVIDE DETAILS (tell us what you are looking to change)

I’d like a shortcut for closing the current page.

DESCRIBE THE IMPACT (how would it change your experience)

The main advantages for me are:

  • it allows for fast context switching
  • It saves time by removing the need to clean up unused pages later

Shortcut to "close windows"
Keyboard shortcut to close an application's current pane
Frequent shortcut in popped window as in browser
Keyboard shortcut to close a tab/document
Missing close window shortcut for popped window
Some keyboard shortcuts don't work
(Joe Steinkamp) #2

This would be my top request. “CMD + W” is so natural to me for closing tabs. I would suggest that to be the keyboard shortcut.


#3

Yes, this would be great!


(Michael Seifarth) #4

Shortcut to close windows (your need in one sentence)

As a user I want to be able to close (secondary) windows (apart from the “home” window of every app) with a shortcut.

When I have multiple windows of one app open in Station, I can only close them via the little popup when hovering over the app icon in the sidebar, but not with a shortcut.

I’d like have a Mac menu option (that I can assign a shortcut to or already has one) for “Close window”.


#7

The issue I’m facing is you cannot close a popped window with cmd + w shortcut as you can always do anywhere else


Here’s the detailed report

  • Trigger: n/a
  • Issue: Cannot use shortcut on popped windows
  • Explanatory gifs/pictures (we really need that :pray: ):
  • OS version: MacOS 10.13.3
  • Station version: v85.8.283.38

#8

This is really annoying. It breaks the pattern to use keyboard all the time.


(Drew Templeton) #9

@Zion is definitely onto something. Having to click-to-close interrupts my workflow. Using CMD+W or ESC would make my Station experience much more efficient and pleasant.


(Mike Ho) #10

SUMMARY (your need in one sentence)

As a user, I would like to be able to use a keyboard shortcut to close the currently visible open document/tab.

GIVE US CONTEXT (tell us about the current experience)

It’s quick to open documents, but I find the application sub-lists to be continually cluttered with documents that I no longer care about or are not my immediate attention. I would like to remove them quickly, just like how Cmd+W will close tabs in a browser.

PROVIDE DETAILS (tell us what you are looking to change)

Add Cmd+W as a shortcut to close the current tab. Don’t allow it to close the application’s main view (Gmail’s Home, Drive’s Home, etc).

DESCRIBE THE IMPACT (how would it change your experience)

The main advantages for me are:

  • Faster, simpler, better control of tabs and documents that are open.

#11

The max productivity gain for me would be with Google Drive, sometimes I just open a document, and quickly glance through and close it. Quick Switch works well for opening, but I wish it would close easily with a keyboard shortcut.

The result is tons of open docs making it harder to find the one you want.


(Chuck Clark) #12

I agree. Cmd-W to close the current tab/page in the active application would be a huge time saver. Having to go to the mouse to click is time consuming. When you have many, many documents open in Google Drive then you may need to even scroll and find the current document/bolded item which could require scrolling. Cmd-T/Quick Picker is not good enough yet at returning the results I need and sometimes I just need to open a doc to see if it is the correct one. Being able to immediately close it with a key combo when I realize it isn’t the document I needed would be huge.


(Keith Schacht) #13

SUMMARY Keyboard shortcut to close an application’s current pane

I would love Station to have the browser equivalent of Cmd+W

GIVE US CONTEXT (tell us about the current experience)

Take this example. I’m in Gmail reading a message and I click on a Google Doc link someone sent me. It opens in Station and takes me right to it. After I’m done reading this Google Doc I want to close it (Cmd+W) and have it take me back to whatever thing I was doing before that.

Right now, after I’m done reading I end up press Cmd+1 which takes me back to my Gmail application but I accumulate a ton of Google Docs. This exact same thing happens a lot with Trello where I’m clicking a link of a Trello card that someone emails to me.

PROVIDE DETAILS (tell us what you are looking to change)

I’d like to be able to close an application’s window with Cmd+W

DESCRIBE THE IMPACT (how would it change your experience)

The main advantages for me are:

  • I would be able to work faster without having to use the mouse as much
  • I would accumulate fewer open application windows

#14

SUMMARY (your need in one sentence)

As a user I want to use frequent browser shortcut so that I can minimize my mouse/touch pad uasge.

GIVE US CONTEXT (tell us about the current experience)

When I use station popped up windows, I cannot navigate through cmd + <- / cmd + -> to go back and forward as well as use cmd + w to close popped up window. I also cannot use cmd + option + f to make popped window maximum.

PROVIDE DETAILS (tell us what you are looking to change)

I’d like be able to use shortcut key combinations do certain operation to popped window.

DESCRIBE THE IMPACT (how would it change your experience)

The main advantages for me are:
It will minimize my mouse usage and improve user experiences.
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