Is there a hotkey to switch between tabs in Ubuntu's native terminal app? I'm using the netbook version of ubuntu.
I'm guessing you mean the default distributed (pre-installed) gnome-terminal.
You can set your own shortcuts easily, just go to menu
Bonus tip: If you wanna take a look to the real "native terminal" or tty (teletype interfase) just hit Ctrl+Alt+F1 (It works with almost any Function key), and don't panic, you can come back to the "graphical interfase" by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7
Simple and standard for all:
for switching/moving tabs:
Ctrl + pg up
Ctrl + pg dn
for positioning tabs (not switching):
if you want to position tabs, but not switch/move. is useful when too many tabs are open in web browser and or terminal and you want to group/lineup tabs. you can do this.
CtrlShift + pg up
CtrlShift + pg dn
try this in your browser tabs. and see what happens.
For the MacBook Pro (I suppose it's the same with other macs) running Ubuntu on VMWare there are two options:
- With the large Apple Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, use the arrows below F15 (don't know their official names) with CTRL, but not the regular cursor/arrow keys at the bottom of the keyboard:
control+↑ or control+↓
- With the built-in laptop keyboard or with the external keyboard use the function key, plus control, plus the regular up/down keys:
fn+control+↑ or fn+control+↓
In other words, option 2 should work in all cases, but if you have the large keyboard there's an additional convenient shortcut.