It's hard to divorce the mouse. "How do I jump between files?" The good news: there are better ways.
Starting with this one. Use the
Recent Files action to quickly
jump between the files you are working on. You get a low-disruption
popup which is keyboard friendly, letting you jump between files you
are actively looking at.
You can invoke this with the
Recent Files action,
Cmd-E on the Mac. It brings up the
popup, which you can dismiss using
Esc without taking an action.
Often you toggle between two files. By default,
Recent Files has
your previous file already selected. Thus,
Ctrl-E, Enter lets you
flip back and forth.
If your file is further down the
Recent Files list, you can use
your mouse (bad) or keyboard arrows (better) to move the selection
before pressing enter. But there's a much better way:
Ctrl-E, just start typing and the list filters. The
typed expression can be parts of filenames, include parts of parent
directory names, etc.
As we'll show in another tip,
Recent Files doesn't just work with
files: it also lets you mouse/cursor/speed-search into the left
column for tools. One less set of shortcuts to memorize.
Recent Files action lists files you've visited. Perhaps you want
a more focused list of files you've edited. Try the
Recently Changed Files action...same as
Recent Files but with