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How do I switch tabs in Google Chrome without a mouse?

Much like Alt+Tab to change between windows.

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I was tempted to answer "the same way as everywhere else" ... – Rook Oct 28 '09 at 1:30
You could always use a track-ball – Justin Buser Jun 13 '12 at 13:21
option + command + arrow keys? – user288918 Feb 22 '14 at 0:00
Such shortcut does not exist for Chrome but there are many extensions which try doing this. Here's one CLUT: Cycle Last Used Tabs… – Harshay Buradkar Feb 26 at 21:39
up vote 23 down vote accepted

Ctrl+Tab / Ctrl+Shift+Tab

This works in most MDI interface style applications as well.

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Bam! That one was answer bait. – Nathaniel Oct 28 '09 at 1:20
the first goes to the next tab,the second chooses the previous one – Mahmoud Hossam Oct 28 '09 at 1:22
@op Another useful key combo is Ctrl+w, which closes the currently active tab and activates the next tab to the left. I often prefer that to ctrl+shift+tab, but I use them both. You can also use ctrl+1-9, which gives you tabs 1-9 (sometimes 9 references final, I think). – Wolfpack'08 Nov 7 '12 at 7:58

You can also Cmd+1 or Ctrl+1 to switch to the first tab, Cmd+2 or Ctrl+2 to switch to the second, and so on.

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Yes, also works in Windows with Ctrl. – sblair Oct 28 '09 at 1:55

Ctrl+PageUp and Ctrl+PageDown also work (on Windows).

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Works on Linux as well. – warl0ck Sep 24 '12 at 9:07

A great way to jump to a specific tab is the new Switch to Tab Extension.

Install the extension, jump to address bar (CMD/CTRL+L), type SW + Tab, type your search term (e.g. mail), press enter to switch to the first result.

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I really wanted this feature myself, I have tried most existing extensions already available but none of them worked properly.

I went ahead and tried my hand at developing one myself and it seems to be working for me. Figured it might help others too.

Here is the link: CLUT: Cycle Last Used Tabs

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