Multi Tabs / Workspaces / Windows

Multiple Tabs

When you open a database object such as table, view, function, etc, TablePlus uses a tab to show it.

When you open a new database object within the same database:

  • If the current object is modified, TablePlus will pin it to the current tab and the new object will be opened in a new tab.

  • If the current object is not modified, the new object will replace the current object in the same tab.

  • If you want to open a new object and immediately pin it to the current tab, double click on it.

  • If you want to open the new object in the new tab disregard of the current tab, right click on the object and choose Open in new tab.

When you have multiple opening tabs, especially with multiple Query Editors, to better differentiate them, you can rename the tab by right clicking on the tab and choose Rename Tab.

  • To open a new empty tab, press ⌘ + T

  • To close a tab:

    • Right click on the tab and choose Close tab

    • Or click on the close button of the tab

    • Or select to make the tab current and press ⌘ + W

  • To close all other tabs and leave the selected tab opening, right click on the tab and choose Close other tabs

  • To close all tabs on the right of the selected tab, right click on the tab and choose Close tabs to the right

Open new database

Open in a new workspace

When you switch to a new database, TablePlus opens it in a new workspace, tabbed in the same window by default.

To open a new database in a new workspace:

  • Press ⌘ + K and double click on the database name

  • Or you can use Open Anything (⌘ + P, type the database name, select and press Return)

Open in the current workspace

To open a new database in the current workspace, press ⌘ + K, right-click on the database name and select Open in current workspace. TablePlus will open it and replace the current database.

Open in a new window

By default, switching between database of the same connection, TablePlus only uses multiple workspaces in the same working window. To move a current workspace to a new window, navigate to menu Window > Move Tab to new Window.

Open new connection

Open in a new workspace

When you switch to a new connection, TablePlus opens a new workspace, tabbed in the same window by default.

To open a new connection, press ⌘ + ⇧ + K, then double click on the connect name.

Open in a new window

To open another connection in a new window:

  • Press ⌘ + ⇧ + K, right-click on the connection and select Open in new window

  • Or you can open a new window by ⌘ + N, then open the new connection.

To move a current workspace to a new window, navigate to menu Window > Move Tab to new Window.