I know that you can switch tabs with shift cmd [arrow key] in Mac Terminal, but it is painful to reach the arrow key. How can I change the default keybinding?
migrated from stackoverflow.com Aug 15 '10 at 21:09
This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.
You can change key bindings for almost all Cocoa apps in the system keyboard preference pane, including Terminal.app.
1: Install SIMBL (plugin enabler): http://www.culater.net/software/SIMBL/SIMBL.php
2: Install the TerminalTabSwitching.bundle
3: Restart the Terminal app, and enjoy
FYI: It you received something like
using your favorite text editor under
(2) Search For
(4) Quit terminal and reopen it. Hopefully that prompt would disappear and you can use
If you don't mind downloading new software, I recommend iTerm 2: http://www.iterm2.com/#/section/home
It not only allows rebinding keys almost arbitrarily plus fast switching between tabs with cmd+TabNumber (or your favorite meta key), but quite a few other nifty features as well.
(I would post a screen shot, but I'm new around here).
protected by nhinkle♦ Jun 28 '11 at 20:23
Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?