It is possible to make just some tabs focusable (JTabbedPane)?

It is possible to make just some tabs focusable, for instance the first 3 of 5 tabs? So that when changing tabs with the left – right keys, the non-focusable ones to be skipped (to be displayed only by mouse clicks).



All Swing components use Actions to handle key events. So you can replace the existing action with a custom Action of your own.

Check out Key Bindings to see the Actions that are defined for a tabbed pane.

You may also find Wrapping Actions and Table Tabbing helpful as they show how you can reuse existing Actions when customizing behaviour.

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