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Sublime Text 3 Plugin - Closes the focused view and focuses the next most recent view
# MIT License
# To use, assign keys to the "focus_most_recent_tab_closer" command, e.g.
# {"keys": ["ctrl+k", "ctrl+w"], "command": "focus_most_recent_tab_closer"},
import sublime
import sublime_plugin
import time
LAST_FOCUS_TIME_KEY = "focus_most_recent_tab_closer_last_focused_time"
class FocusMostRecentTabCloserCommand(sublime_plugin.TextCommand):
""" Closes the focused view and focuses the next most recent. """
def run(self, edit):
most_recent = []
target_view = None
window = self.view.window()
if not window.views():
for view in window.views():
if view.settings().get(LAST_FOCUS_TIME_KEY):
most_recent.sort(key=lambda x: x.settings().get(LAST_FOCUS_TIME_KEY))
# Target the most recent but one view - the most recent view
# is the one that is currently focused and about to be closed.
if len(most_recent) > 1:
target_view = most_recent[1]
# Switch focus to the target view, this must be done before
# close() is called or close() will shift focus to the left
# automatically and that buffer will be activated and muck
# up the most recently focused times.
if target_view:
# If closing a view which requires a save prompt, the close()
# call above will automatically focus the view which requires
# the save prompt. The code below makes sure that the correct
# view gets focused after the save prompt closes.
if target_view and window.active_view().id() !=
class FocusMostRecentTabCloserListener(sublime_plugin.EventListener):
def on_activated(self, view):
""" Stores the time the view is focused in the view's settings. """
view.settings().set(LAST_FOCUS_TIME_KEY, time.time())
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