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I'm developing a browser-based application for programming and unit-testing. What's the best keyboard shortcut to switch between the programming pane and the unit-testing pane?

Ctrl+T would seem good to me, but that's for opening a new tab in the browser so I can't use that.

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Ctrl+Alt+T

Testing gives an alternative look at your code. Also seems to be unassigned in my current browser FF. Haven't tested it in CH and IE thought.

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Why not let them choose their own shortcut?

There is no added benefit for each person to have a fixed shortcut, and many programmers have custom shortcuts for a number of applications. Hence you're not going to find one that is universally useful.

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A sane default should always be provided though? –  Oskar Duveborn Sep 23 '11 at 10:23
    
It's common practice in browser-based apps not to allow choosing shortcuts. I agree it would be useful to, but an arbitrary selection of keys (depending on the browser) won't be allowed, which any interface needs to accommodate. Until that can be developed, I need to find a sensible default. –  Nathan MacInnes Sep 23 '11 at 12:13
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