Microtip: Switching Between Browser Tabs

If you’re like me at all, you typically have multiple tabs open in your browser at any given time. After all, there is so much information to absorb from the internets, so some of us hope that a few kilobytes of data will sink in to our brains via osmosis. Right?

Well, there is an easy way to navigate through the multitudes of tabs in your browser without using your mouse.


By holding down the CTRL key, then hitting the TAB key, you will be able to cycle through your browser tabs from left to right.

Oh you want to cycle through the tabs from right to left? No problem. Use CTRL-SHIFT-TAB to reverse the direction and cycle from right to left.

These shortcut keys are known to work in Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. Safari users, you’ll have to educate me as to what the equivalent key functions are in the Apple world.

Most people find that it is highly inefficient to constantly rely on the mouse to navigate on the computer so I do my best to find nifty keyboard shortcuts to streamline my workflow.

Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below! Also, feel free to let me know if you have suggestions for a future #microtip.


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