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, but I now believe they're the Page Up/Down keys already mentioned) 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.
By the way, both options also allow switching between Google Chrome and Opera tabs. Haven't tested with Firefox yet.