If I have multiple tabs open, how do I move from one to another? (Ubuntu 11.10; gedit 3.2.1)

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    Ctrl+N is new tab. Then Alt+Number is for switch tabs. Ctrl+W is for closing the tab.
    – Anonymous
    Nov 6, 2011 at 21:00

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To move to the previous tab (left): Ctrl + Alt + PageUp
To move to the next tab (right): Ctrl + Alt + PageDown

Full list of shortcuts here: https://help.gnome.org/users/gedit/stable/gedit-shortcut-keys.html

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    Would also love a link to how to customize these shortcuts, so that they comply with standards that every other app uses (i.e., "ctrl + pgup").
    – Todd
    Nov 22, 2016 at 14:25

Alt + Number. In fact it works with many application that have tabs


You can install Control Your Tabs plugin, then four shortcuts get added:

  • Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab switch tabs in most recently used order.
  • Ctrl+Page Up / Ctrl+Page Down switch tabs in tabbar order.

Credit to Trevor Clarke for posting this on another question


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