“Next/Previous Tab” Keyboard Shortcuts on Mac

On my Mac, I use the following five programs with tabbed interfaces on a regular basis:

  • Firefox
  • Thunderbird
  • Adium
  • Terminal
  • Komodo IDE

And those programs implement the following five different keyboard shortcuts for switching to the previous/next tab:

  • Control + PageUp / PageDown (Firefox, Thunderbird)
  • Command + LeftArrow / RightArrow (Adium)
  • Command + PageUp / PageDown (Komodo IDE)
  • Command + Shift + [ / ] (Terminal)
  • Command + Shift + LeftArrow / RightArrow (Terminal)



Myk Melez

Myk is a Principal Software Architect and in-house entrepreneur at Mozilla. A Mozillian since 1999, he's contributed to the Web App Developer Initiative, PluotSorbet, Open Web Apps, Firefox OS Simulator, Jetpack, Raindrop, Snowl, Personas, Firefox, Thunderbird, and Bugzilla. He's just a cook. He's all out of bubblegum.


6 thoughts on ““Next/Previous Tab” Keyboard Shortcuts on Mac

  1. I've changed the Keybindings in Komodo to Cmd+Option+(Right|Left) to behave just like Firefox and Tbird. Also, I use iTerm2 which allows me to do the same.

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