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If you have several firefox tabs open, what do you press to go back and forth between them? I.e. scroll left and right?

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up vote 12 down vote accepted

You can use Ctrl + Tab to go forward and Ctrl + Shift + Tab to go back.

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Or if you want to go to a specific tab you can hit ctrl + [Number]

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What do you do if you go more than 10 tabs? – Shivasubramanian A Sep 3 '09 at 10:44
I think you can only go 0 - 9 with that method. If you have more than 9 you'll have to use one of the other methods mentioned – quickcel Sep 3 '09 at 14:26

I've been using Ctrl + PgUp for the previous tab and Ctrl + PgDn for the next tab. I like this shortcut, because I can also use it on Excel spreadsheets.

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Have you changed the default keyboard shortcuts? – Peter Mortensen Aug 31 '09 at 16:30
No, it's a default shortcut, I always used this as well. Now Vimperator has it on gt and gT, so I use them. – Dentrasi Aug 31 '09 at 18:07
This keyboard shortcut can be used too in Eclipse, for moving between editors. – Esteve Oct 4 '13 at 8:14

Control-Tab will cycle forward through tabs. I don't know if it's possible to cycle backward, haven't been worried enough to try.

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Just use shift. This is consistent with almost every place where you can use Tab; Tab goes forward, Shift+Tab goes back. – alex Aug 31 '09 at 16:16

Related to the question, you could use Tab Wheel Scroll to switch tabs using the mouse scroll wheel.

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I use All-in-One Gestures. Left for previous and right for next tab. That is default for history back and forward, but Left Click + Right Click (for forward) and Right Click + Left Click (for back) is quite useful for history, so I remaped left and right gesture.

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