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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

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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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