How to Switch Between Browser Tabs Using Shortcut Key: Most of us know how to switch between different programs in windows, we use shortcut key “ALT + TAB“. While doing work, usually we open lots of tab in our browser at once. People normally use the mouse to switch between the tabs in the browser. But sometimes it is easier to use the keyboard if we are doing lots of typing and require frequent info from the different tabs in the browser.
In our browser also, there are lots of shortcut key, luckily for a different browser, most of these shortcut key is the same. Browsers like chrome have a different kind of shortcut key for navigating tabs in a unique way. You can just go to the first tab or last tab directly or you can switch one by one from left to right, you can even open the last tab you have closed by these shortcuts key.
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How to Switch Between Browser Tabs Using Shortcut Key
In this article, we will learn about these different shortcuts key to switch between the tabs in a different browser like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox using the below-listed guide.
Switch Between Google Chrome Tabs Using Shortcut Key
1.“CTRL+TAB” is the shortcut key to move from left to right tab in the browser, “CTRL+SHIFT+TAB” can be used to move right to left between the tabs.
2.Some other key can also be used in chrome for the same purpose as “CTRL+PgDOWN” can be used to move from left to right. Similarly, “CTRL+PgUP” can be used to move right to left in chrome.
3.There is an additional shortcut key in chrome is “CTRL+SHIFT+T” to open the last tab you closed, this is a very useful key.
4.“CTRL+N” is the shortcut key to open a new browser window.
5.If you want to move directly to tab between 1 to 8, just click key “CTRL + NO. OF TAB”. But it has one constrained which is you can only move between 8 tabs, if you press “CTRL+9″, it will still take you to the 8th tab.
Switch Between Internet Explorer Tabs Using Shortcut Key
Internet Explorer has almost the same shortcut key as chrome, it is very good as we don’t have to remember lots of keys.
1.If you want to move from left to right, use shortcut key “CTRL+TAB” or “CTRL+PgDOWN” and to move right to left shortcut key will be “CTRL+SHIFT+TAB” or “CTRL+PgUP”.
2.To move to a tab, we can use the same shortcut key “CTRL + No. of Tab”. Here, also we have the same constrained, we can only use a number between 1 to 8 like (CTRL+2).
3.“CTRL+K” is the shortcut key can be used to open duplicate tab. It would be helpful to take reference.
So, these are some important shortcut key for Internet Explorer. Now, we will learn about Mozilla Firefox shortcut keys.
Switch Between Mozilla Firefox Tabs Using Shortcut Key
1.Some of the shortcut keys which is common in Mozilla Firefox are CTRL+TAB, CTRL+SHIFT+TAB, CTRL+PgUP, CTRL+PgDOWN and associate one CTRL+SHIFT+T and CTRL+9.
2.“CTRL+HOME” and “CTRL+END” which will move the current tab to the start or the end, respectively.
3.Firefox has shortcut key “CTRL+SHIFT+E” that opens Tab Group View, where you can choose any tab using left or right arrow.
4.“CTRL+SHIFT+PgUp” move current tab to the left and “CTRL+SHIFT+PgDOWN” will move the current tab to the right.
These are all shortcut key which can be useful for switching between tabs while working.
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I hope the above steps were able to help you in learning How to Switch Between Browser Tabs Using Shortcut Key but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.