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Archived content 2005-2007

Navigating between tabs in OS X

Posted by Tim Riley Tue, 14 Aug 2007 13:34:00 GMT

To use the keyboard to move to the next tab on the right, for selected apps on OS X:

Safari⌘ + shift + ]
Firefox⌘ + ⌥ + →
Adium⌘ + ]
VoodooPad⌘ + ⌥ + shift + ]

In my time using OS X, I've found it generally to be quite a polished OS, and the application authors on the whole adhere to a consistent or obvious set of behaviours. Keyboard navigation of tabs, however, is one thing that continues to trip me up.

As far as I know, this is something where the Linux desktops are much further ahead, where "Control + Page Down" does the job in the majority of apps I use.


  1. Stalwart said about 1 hour later:
    Not true. Opera - 2 Firefox - ctrl+tab Konsole - shift+-> Konqueror - ctrl + ] AFAIK all OS have such problem
  2. postlogic said 1 day later:
    In Adium, cmd-arrow left/right will also navigate tabs.
  3. Stefan Pollard said 29 days later:
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