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tabbed interface for multiple connection

I find that I usually have around 3-5 connections open at the same time. These connections are either to multiple servers or to multiple directories on the same server. It would be really useful if WinSCP could handle multiple connections in one window separated by a tabbed interface.

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Re: tabbed interface for multiple connection

Before I consider this, tell me how exactly would this help you. Maybe I'll find another solution for you.
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For example, I am using WinSCP to interact with my testing webserver. When it is time for me to test a piece of work I have completed, I'm uploading website files to more than one directory, often multiple times (re-uploading files after quick bug fixes). Rather than navigating back and forth through the directory tree to upload and re-upload files, I open up a new WinSCP connection for each directory that I am uploading files to (each new connection corresponds to a WinSCP directory bookmark). Then, to navigate between the directories, I click the respective WinSCP icon/button on my Windows taskbar. With around five connections open, I tend to forget which taskbar item corresponds to which directory, and the taskbar item name only lists the name of the server connection not the directory or bookmark it is currently open to. It would make my workflow quit a bit easier if I could have a tabbed interface inside of a single WinSCP window that I could use to navigate between bookmarks and/or open connections.

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Why don't you use bookmarks. Then you'll need one connection only.

Also you can have several connections opened in one window, but that will not probably help you in this case.
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It would be simpler/ involve less clicks if the open bookmarks were in a tabbed interface, but you're right, using the key board shortcut, ctrl+o, to interact with the bookmarks gets the job done in a more efficient manner than my current workflow.

My only problem with the bookmark system is that if I change the ip address of my server and save the connection profile, I lose all of my bookmarks for some reason.

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elliotonehouse wrote:

My only problem with the bookmark system is that if I change the ip address of my server and save the connection profile, I lose all of my bookmarks for some reason.
Bookmarks are tight with particular username/hostname, not with stored session. If you have fixed domain name, you should use it instead of changing IP address.
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