I navigate between tabs using shortcuts to switch to the right/left tab (ctrl-(shift)-tab). It can take a lot of strokes if the target tab is quite far.

Any shortcut/extension/script to skip n tabs when switching? Or any other concepts of tabs switching? Maybe switching to the middle/quoter tab?

Search tabs by name isn't a good option for me. Sometimes I don't know tab name, only know that desired tab was "about 10 tabs" before current.

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Ctrl + Number will bring you to the tab corresponding to the number.

I.e. Ctrl + 6 will bring you to the 6th tab from the left.


The current versions of chrome have a shortcut to switch to the left/right tab

On Mac:

Command (⌘) + Option (⌥) + Left/Right key

On Windows I'm assuming it should be Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right key

  • They want to switch n tabs within a single action.
    – Toto
    Oct 29, 2022 at 12:39

Use CMD + Option + -> to jump one tab to the right, and use CMD + Option + <- to jump one tab to the left. On Windows, use Ctrl + Tab to move to the next tab to the right and Ctrl + Shift + Tab to move to the next tab to the left.

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