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By default, the keyboard shortcut to go to the next/previous tab in Acrobat DC 2015 Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab respectively.

How can I change the keyboard shortcut to go to the next/previous tab in Acrobat DC 2015? I would like to use Ctrl+PageUp/PageDown instead.

I use Acrobat DC 2015 with Microsoft Windows 10.


@MSC Ctrl+PageUp/PageDown is used in many programs e.g. Google Chrome or Eclipse. I would prefer not to remap keys system-wide as sharpkeys would do. It is also more RSI-safe.

  • The default shortcuts are the same in most programs. I do not recommend to change them. That said, there is a tool that allows you remapping keys, called SharpKeys. You might want to have a look at it. – Michael S. Aug 5 '17 at 18:14
  • @MSC <kbd>Ctrl</kbd>+<kbd>PageUp</kbd>/<kbd>PageDown</kbd> is used in many programs e.g. Google Chrome or Eclipse. I would prefer not to remap keys system-wide. – Franck Dernoncourt Aug 5 '17 at 18:16
  • Indeed, never used it before. But seems that Ctrl+Tab is used even more often. Write to the developers at Adobe and request this for the next version. – Michael S. Aug 5 '17 at 18:20
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Ideally there should be an option to change keyboard bindings somewhere in the program. I don't have it myself so I can't look for it, but you should clearly start there.

Assuming you've checked for this already, you could use AutoHotkey to make Ctrl+PageUp send Ctrl+Tab instead - or to have it send both - only in Acrobat DC (you can also remap PageUp to Tab, but I imagine you don't want to do that). Same for Ctrl+PageDown.

Here is an AutoHotkey script that reassigns, i.e. doesn't also send the original key combination (I'm assuming the title of the window has the string "Acrobat DC" in it; otherwise change it to whatever it does say):

#IfWinActive, Acrobat DC
^PgUp::^Tab
^PgDown::^+Tab

You can add a tilde (~) before ^PgUp and ^PgDown if you want it to also retain its original function, i.e. send both Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+PageUp. To use, simply install the program, put the script in a file and run it.

You can find a list of all the keys supported by AutoHotkey here.

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