Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

In Google Chrome on my work computer, if I press +1, or +2, etc., it switches to the corresponding tab.

On my home machine, I can’t figure out how to do the same. I’ve tried Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2, etc. without success.

I might have set this up manually a while ago but have since forgotten how.

Can anybody explain how to get this to work?

share|improve this question

Your home machine is OSX, correct? Cmd+Alt+Left/Right to go to the neighboring tabs. Cmd + 1/2/3/4/etc works fine for me (I'm on OSX ML as well).

share|improve this answer
Home machine is incorrect which is driving me crazy, i'm a developer and very shortcut orientated. I should of put this in my original post, but that doesn't work either. – jahrichie Dec 23 '12 at 16:03
cmd alt left/rigtht works, I wonder why the cmd tab number doesnt! – jahrichie Dec 28 '12 at 19:29

Try using Cmd+Tab to go forward and Cmd+Shift+Tab to go backward.

share|improve this answer
Not talking about open applications, talking about tabs within chrome. – jahrichie Dec 28 '12 at 19:30
I meant the same. :) I do it and it works in my chrome. I think this feature remains same regardless of your OS (Mac, Linux, Windows etc...) – kunaguvarun Jan 2 '13 at 16:51

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.