I've updated my OSX to Mojave yesterday, and Chrome's jump to tab function stopped working. As I have a french keyboard, my default numbers are & é " ' ( § è ! ç à, and when hitting shift, 1234567890.

When I use Cmd + Shift + Number it works, but first, a two finger shortcut is better, and second, Cmd + Shift + 3-5 is already taken for screenshots.

Before my OS Upgrade, it all worked smoothly... Chrome doesn't seem to be friend with Mojave as I find it very slow as well...

Thanks for your help!

  • I have the same issue with my keyboard in the Belgian layout. It used to work with cmd + number on Mojave, but I think the Chrome 70 update broke it. Now it's cmd + shift + number.
    – Matt
    Oct 18, 2018 at 16:28
  • And then if you want to go to the third tab, you take a screenshot :)
    – Thai
    Oct 24, 2018 at 3:43
  • I have this issue in High Sierra. Related to Chrome. Nov 12, 2018 at 20:35
  • Issue seems to have been fixed in Version 73.0.3683.86!
    – Thai
    Mar 27, 2019 at 10:06

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It looks like it's a bug in the new release, check out this issue.

  • precisely that! indeed worked with Chrome 69, hence the suggestion to back version and stop auto update. Thanks for the heads up, will keep an eye!
    – Thai
    Nov 6, 2018 at 2:33
  • Looks like it is fixed bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=898638
    – kevin
    Nov 7, 2018 at 11:27
  • Updated to Version 70.0.3538.102 - no change...
    – Thai
    Nov 12, 2018 at 3:37
  • It's now fixed in Version 73.0.3683.86
    – kevin
    Apr 1, 2019 at 9:24

Issue seems to have been fixed in Version 73.0.3683.86!

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    I think it's ok, as he answered his own question. Mar 26, 2019 at 9:10

I don't actually know a way round this, but the "problem" is that with a French keyboard you need to press Shift to get the numbers at all times.
All [most?] other languages don't work this way.

It might be worth experimenting with the other types of French keyboard input - there are a few - & see if one of those will do a better job for you.

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  • Well yes, but for some reason, before the update, CMD+é worked as CMD+2 in chrome... now it doesn't anymore.
    – Thai
    Oct 22, 2018 at 9:40

If you are comfortable with JavaScript programming, you could use the extensions Violentmonkey together with VM.registerShortcut.

Violentmonkey can inject into the displayed page a JavaScript userscript.
VM.registerShortcut can intercept entered shortcuts and translate them to calls of JavaScript functions.

Using both of them enables the mapping of any shortcut to a JavaScript function call. For implementing Chrome's "Jump to Tab", you would be using the chrome.tabs API to interact with the browser's tab system where you may do anything that you like.

For example, to change the current tab you would do :

chrome.tabs.update(tabId, { highlighted: true });

Lots of additional information about the subject can be found on the Web.


Looks like we'll have to wait a few more weeks:

There's a patch in review at https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/c/chromium/src/+/1372349 , once that is in the fix should in in Canary on the next day. It'll likely be on stable in chrome 73.

For now, I'm using BetterTouchTool to reassign the 10 missing keyboard shortcuts in Chrome only:

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  • So, hopefully, this will be fixed before you need to pay for that software? :-)
    – fixer1234
    Jan 16, 2019 at 10:07
  • Fix will be shipped in Chrome 73, currently we're at 71. But I highly recommend paying for it though, it's very useful! ;)
    – Nico Prat
    Jan 18, 2019 at 11:24
  • I'm now using Brave 62 (based on Chromium 73) and it's working again.
    – Nico Prat
    May 13, 2019 at 8:31

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