I would like to be able to change the currently active editor type through keyboard shortcuts only (rather than having to click twice). – is there a way to assign a shortcut to the menu? (in the menu you can simply press the underlined letters to select.)

is it maybe possible to simulate clicks on buttons with python?

it could also be nice to have a radial menu for this.

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    $\begingroup$ I prefer to change the current screen which changes multiple editors at the same time. $\endgroup$
    – sambler
    Feb 10, 2018 at 4:45

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It's Shift+F2-F12 buttons.

You can change hotkeys in User Preferences (Input Tab) They are in a window section:

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obviously the default keyboard shortcuts @Crantisz mentioned work. however I find them hard to remember, so I created a custom pie menu addon: blender-editor-switcher

turns out this exists already, as part of https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/3D_interaction/viewport_pies


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