I currently have one terminal open with 10 tabs. How do I modify the way I move between the tabs on Ubuntu?

If you are not sure what I mean, then let me give this example. On Firefox, if I have 10 tabs open, I would press ctrl + tab to move between the tabs. On the terminal, I just checked the shortcut and it's ctrl+page down to move to the next tab. Well this is not good for me. How can I change it to ctrl+tab?

  • What Terminal app are you using? gnome-terminal? – user364819 Aug 4 '15 at 19:35
  • Just the default terminal. I've got to re-phrase this question as I just realised something. – john smith Aug 4 '15 at 19:36
  • The default Terminal depends on your flavour of Ubuntu, if just the normal Ubuntu though it will be gnome-terminal. – user364819 Aug 4 '15 at 19:37
  • Try Ctrl + page up and down – ElefantPhace Aug 4 '15 at 19:37
  • Thanks, I just realised this. I need to change it to something different. – john smith Aug 4 '15 at 19:38

In Gnome Terminal you can use :

  • Cntl + PgDn to move between tabs from left to right

  • Cntl + PgUp to move between tabs from right to left

Answer to the edited question :

To change teh key mappings for switching betwen terminals go to

Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts...

Then change it like the picture is showing :

Keyboard Shortcuts_Gnome terminal

As you can see i have changed the mappings to < and >.

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  • How do I modify the shortcut to use ctrl+tab? In the options, it doesn't seem to like me changing it to something more than 1 button. So when I change it to, lets say "p". The I can use p to move right onto the next tab. But when I click the option and try to change it to a new accelerator (that's what it says when you click to change the shortcut), it doesn't allow me to press ctrl with tab. – john smith Aug 4 '15 at 19:41
  • @johnsmith check my edits ..also dont change your question on the fly..its totakkt diffferent from the initial question now.. – heemayl Aug 4 '15 at 19:57
  • My initial question hasn't changed. I modified it about 60 seconds after I created it as the question was wrong. Anyways, I still can't use ctrl+tab to move between my tabs. It's like the settings won't allow me to do such a binding. For now I've just bound it to ctrl+1, since that's as close to ctrl+tab as I can get and make it work. – john smith Aug 4 '15 at 20:02
  • @johnsmith Seems so..i cant do that too.. – heemayl Aug 4 '15 at 20:03

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