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2/25/09
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amkoontz

Keyboard shortcut for switching tabs

It would be very helpful to have a keyboard shortcut to quickly switch tabs inside the Chrome browser. Functionality similar to the Alt-Tab used in Windows would be perfect! This feature would be one more thing to differentiate Chrome from the other browsers out there.
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rjb-u-see
3/23/09
rjb-u-see
U can, ctrl + 1 or whichever number tab you want to goto (the third tab would be ctrl + 3)
JECShack
3/23/09
JECShack
There are different ways to switch tabs using keyboard shortcuts like:

To switch to the next tab:
Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+PgDown

To switch to the previous tab:
Ctrl+Shift+Tab or Ctrl+PgUp

To switch to a specific tab:
Ctrl+1 to Ctrl+8

To switch to the last tab:
Ctrl+9
T. Cerbo
4/19/09
T. Cerbo
JECShack....
I can only get the Ctrl+Shift+Tab option to work. Which is fine but once I tab to a new tab and then click something on that page and then try to press Ctrl+Shift+Tab again it just cycles through flash hot spots. This sucks! I want to be able to shortcut to a new tab, click something on that page and then shortcut to the next tab! Any ideas? Thank You!
andersmg
4/22/09
andersmg
I think what he means is for ctrl+tab to work exactly like alt+tab does in windows. and none of the current keyboard shortcuts does that.
I think he's talking about switching to the previously opened tab. This enables you to switch very fast between two tabs by just pressing ctrl+tab repeatedly. (no thinking, just press the same again)
ayhnjroo
4/22/09
ayhnjroo
I don't know if this is what you're asking, but on any browser (i think) you can use ctrl+ T to open a new tab
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Google user
11/5/13
Google user
Why thumbs down? This works. (In Chrome).
 
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