Is there a way I can get Glyphs to stop making new tabs for every glyph window I open? It is driving me crazy.
I am afraid not. For now, I can only suggest to simply stay in the current Edit tab. What makes you go back to the Font tab so often?
A few handy shortcuts (maybe there’s one you didn’t know yet):
Cmd-Opt-F to pick a different sample string (as defined in Preferences).
Simply type a letter you want to edit. Esc or double click to edit a glyph, T to switch back to the Text tool. Cmd-F to add a glyph you cannot type. Double click on a component to open and edit the original next to the compound glyph.
Home/End (Fn-Left/Right on a MacBook) takes you to the previous/next glyph. Shift-Home/End (Fn-Shift-Left/Right on a MacBook) takes you to the previous/next glyph in the current Font tab.
You can close every other tab by Opt-clicking on the Close button of the tab you want to keep.
What makes you go back to the Font tab so often?
Because I want to go to a different glyph. How else do I do that?
a. Switch to the Text tool (T) and type it. Or better yet, type a whole word, or even a whole pangram.
b. Cmd-F to insert it (especially if you cannot type it).
c. Home/End keys to switch to the following glyph.
d. Use predefined sample texts (Preferences > Sample Text) and switch through them with Cmd-Opt-F