These Chrome tab shortcuts will help you handle your tab addiction


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Google’s Chrome is arguably the world’s most popular desktop browser. If you’re anything like me, you might have a huge number of tabs open all the time. So, it’s not unusual to get lost in the tab jungle. But we’ll get you out of there with some useful nifty shortcuts.

All the shortcuts listed below work on Mac. To use them on Windows simply replace “Cmd” with “Ctrl.”

Open and Close tabs

  • New tab: Cmd + t
  • Close tab: Cmd + w
  • Reopen the last closed tab: Cmd + Shift + t

Navigate through tabs

  • Jump to a specific tab: Cmd + 1 through 8
  • Jump to the last tab: Cmd + 9
  • Scroll through the tabs: Cmd + option + left/right arrow ( For Windows, use Alt + left/right arrow)

What other Chrome shortcuts do you use? Tell us in comments.

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