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Switch Tabs in Chrome Faster With Shortcuts or Tab Manager

Learn these keyboard shortcuts to switch tabs instantly. Add Workona on top of them, and you'll get even more hotkeys to switch tabs in Chrome.


How to switch tabs in Chrome:


Switch tabs in Chrome with the Workona extension

Workona is a tab manager that makes it much easier to switch tabs quickly in Chrome. You can see all of your open tabs at once and jump to any of them with the click of a button. Workona also lets you:

  • Save groups of tabs as workspaces, which you can open whenever you need to.
  • Switch between your workspaces. This way, you can focus on one project at a time, and then easily switch to a different one.
  • Use keyboard shortcuts to switch tabs — you can move between workspaces, your most recently used tabs, or any open tab in your browser.

Workona gives you total control over your tabs, so you can feel less stressed and more focused. If you work in the browser, we recommend you try it for yourself.

Switch between tabs with tab search

Have you ever wished you could just search your tabs and jump to them right from your keyboard?

Workona helps you quickly switch between tabs, using nothing but the search bar. Just type any part of a tab’s name or URL in the search bar and hit Return to jump to it.

If you want to move even faster, you can hit Opt + F (Mac) or Alt + F (Windows) to search your tabs from anywhere in the browser, and to see your most recently accessed tabs. Opt + F + Return or Alt + F + Return lets you toggle between your two most recent tabs.

Now, whenever you lose your train of thought and ask yourself, "What was I just doing?", you'll have the answer.

As a bonus, you can create cloud resources like Google Docs, Asana Projects, and Zoom Meetings right from the search bar — check out the video to see what we mean.


Keyboard shortcut to switch tabs on a Mac

If you’re looking for the switch tabs shortcut for Mac, there are a few to choose from. All of them are a great way to switch tabs from your keyboard without using a mouse. Learning the shortcuts below will enable you to switch tabs to the left or right with the arrow keys, as well as jump to a specific tab.

Switch to the next tab shortcuts:

+Option+Right arrow

or

Control+Tab

Switch to the previous tab shortcuts:

+Option+Left arrow

or

Control+Shift+Tab

Switch to a specific tab shortcut (works for the first 8 tabs):

+1

...

+8

Switch to the last tab shortcut:

+9

Keyboard shortcut to switch tabs on a Windows PC

Chrome’s switch tabs Windows shortcuts are very similar to the Mac versions. The hotkey combos below will empower you to access your open tabs more quickly and with less effort. The shortcuts become second nature once you get the hang of them, so keep practicing!

Switch to the next tab shortcuts:

Control+PgDn

or

Control+Tab

Switch to the previous tab shortcuts:

Control+PgUp

or

Control+Shift+Tab

Switch to a specific tab shortcut (works for the first 8 tabs):

Control+1

...

Control+8

Switch to the last tab shortcut:

Control+9

Switch tabs shortcut on a Chromebook

The switch tabs shortcuts on Chromebooks are pretty much the same as on Windows, but a few are missing. Because almost everything you do on a Chromebook happens in tabs, these shortcuts can seriously increase your productivity. If you haven’t memorized them yet, bookmark this page to reference it while you’re practicing.

Switch to the next tab shortcut:

Control+Tab

Switch to the previous tab shortcut:

Control+Shift+Tab

Switch to a specific tab shortcut (works for the first 8 tabs):

Control+1

...

Control+8

Switch to the last tab shortcut:

Control+9

Know any other keyboard shortcuts to switch tabs in Chrome? Let us know!