23

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?

16

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.

  • 3
    Great! Any keyboard binding for back and forth? – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Jul 7 '15 at 10:05
  • 1
    not required just use it – khanthegeek Jul 7 '15 at 10:09
  • 1
    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. – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Jul 7 '15 at 10:13
  • 6
    use ctrl+tab and ctrl+tab+shift – khanthegeek Jul 7 '15 at 10:18
  • 2
    Ctrl + 1 to 8 switches to tab 1 to 8, but Ctrl + 9 switches to the last tab – Richard de Wit Jul 8 '15 at 8:07
60

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

  • 4
    This should be the accepted answer – Mark K Cowan Jul 7 '15 at 12:33
  • shift+ctrl+tab also handles previous closed tab. Is there any option for previous current tab? – Léo Léopold Hertz 준영 Jul 7 '15 at 12:41
  • 1
    ctrl+shift+t handles the previously closed tab. – hunch Jul 7 '15 at 13:06
  • so much helpful – Amarjit Singh May 4 '18 at 16:24
21

In addition to the answers already given: Ctrl+PgUp and Ctrl+PgDn should also work to switch tabs forth and back.

  • @Masi The same goes for me. I never bothered with Ctrl+Tab etc. – Dubu Jul 7 '15 at 14:37
1

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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.