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I have multiple tabs open in the chrome browser and I wants to shift to the previous active tab is there any shortcut for that or can I define any shortcut for that.

Scenario :

Working on multiple tabs more then 10 , I google some thing and now I am on that tab, I wants to go the facebook tab were I was last in. Its not the previous tab its in the middle of the tabs.

marked as duplicate by DavidPostill windows Feb 2 '16 at 13:31

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You can use the keyboard shortcuts:

  • Ctrl+Tab to skip to the next open tab
  • Ctrl+Shift+Tab to skip to the previous open tab
  • Ctrl+1 to 8 to access the tab in those positions
  • Ctrl+9 to go to the last open tab

I'm suspicious you are referring to going back to the tab you were on, after clicking a link that opens in a new tab. If so, it usually spawns in the next tab along, so going to the previous tab should do so. Otherwise, Ctrl+F4 / Ctrl+W will close the current tab, which should do so also.

A full list of keyboard shortcuts can be found here. I'm not sure a keyboard shortcut for exactly what you want to do exists.

Edit: I now understand how you mean, in that if you open a new tab, it will open as the last tab. I don't believe there is any shortcut (or any way to create a shortcut) to return you to the tab you were just on.

  • not the previous tab, its previous open tab.. – AsimRazaKhan Jan 31 '16 at 18:31
  • @AsimRazaKhan You mean one you just closed? Can you clarify your question? – Jonno Jan 31 '16 at 18:32
  • edited my question – AsimRazaKhan Jan 31 '16 at 18:37
  • @AsimRazaKhan Amended my answer, although I'm still not 100% sure what you mean. – Jonno Jan 31 '16 at 18:43
  • edited again... – AsimRazaKhan Jan 31 '16 at 18:50

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