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In OSX, you can browse tabs in browsers by Ctrl+ N/p or similar. I have not found any keys in Ubuntu 14.04.

How can you browse tabs of browsers by keyboard in Ubuntu?

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Most shortcuts in other systems also apply:

Ctrl + TAB = next tab

Ctrl + Shift + TAB = previous tab

Ctrl + T = new tab

Ctrl + W = close tab

Ctrl + Shift + T = reopen last closed tab

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    This should be the accepted answer Jul 7, 2015 at 12:33
  • shift+ctrl+tab also handles previous closed tab. Is there any option for previous current tab? Jul 7, 2015 at 12:41
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    ctrl+shift+t handles the previously closed tab.
    – hunch
    Jul 7, 2015 at 13:06
  • so much helpful May 4, 2018 at 16:24
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In addition to the answers already given: Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn should also work to switch tabs forth and back.

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  • @Masi The same goes for me. I never bothered with Ctrl+Tab etc.
    – Dubu
    Jul 7, 2015 at 14:37
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In Chrome and Firefox both we have to press Ctrl+ Number

E.g. If you want to go to the tab then you have to press Ctrl+3

You can also use Alt instead of Ctrl - i.e. Alt+3.

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    Great! Any keyboard binding for back and forth? Jul 7, 2015 at 10:05
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    not required just use it Jul 7, 2015 at 10:09
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    Assume you have 30 tabs. You will be in trouble in moving your fingers in each tab. I really would like to have previous and next -movements for tabs. Jul 7, 2015 at 10:13
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    use ctrl+tab and ctrl+tab+shift Jul 7, 2015 at 10:18
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    Ctrl + 1 to 8 switches to tab 1 to 8, but Ctrl + 9 switches to the last tab Jul 8, 2015 at 8:07
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You can find full list of shortcuts for Chrome here

Worth to mention from the list (which wasn't mentioned here yet):

Jump to the last tab Ctrl + 9

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