Quick switch between tabs in Safari (not CMD+SHIFT+ARROW)

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  1. khosh macrumors newbie

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    I'm a multitasker, like many others out there. When I surf I like having many tabs open in my browser. My browser of choice is Firefox due to one single reason: Firefox allows quick switching between tabs using CMD + # (nr.). If I want to jump to the fifth tab in Firefox I simply press CMD + 5.

    In Safari this key combination opens the fifth bookmark in my bookmark bar.

    Question:
    Is there a way to "quick switch" between tabs in Safari other than CMD + SHIFT + ARROW LEFT/RIGHT (which gets stuck in text field etc.)?

    Safari is otherwise quicker than Firefox on my Mac, so the decision to only run Safari would be obvious if it wasn't for this small thing.

    Does anyone have a good solution out there?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Previous tab: Command + Shift + [
    Next tab: Command + Shift + ]
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have to fall back on that when the arrows don't work.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I have two buttons on my mouse programmed with that, so I can easily scroll back and forth through tabs without touching the keyboard.
     
  5. Surely Guest

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    If you're not in a text field, you can just use the "comma" or "period" keys. You don't need the Command+Shift keys.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That doesn't work.
     
  7. Surely Guest

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    It certainly does for me.

    Perhaps it's a Glims feature.... I'm going to check on that right now.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have Cmd + [ or ] for my mouse buttons since it works in Safari and Finder for back and forward. Switching tabs in Safari is still annnoying though.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You must have customized it for your system, or installed an app or add-on that did. It doesn't work in standard Safari. Pressing . or , outside of a text field in Safari does nothing.
     
  10. Surely Guest

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    Yes, it is a feature of Glims. An awesome feature.:D

    I guess I've been using Glims for so long, I've forgotten about what the standard Safari features are.
     
  11. khosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still not solving the problem...

    The function I'm looking for is to QUICKLY switch between tabs... :)
    If I have 10 tabs open I don't want to press ARROW or . or anything else several times to reach the TAB I'm going to. I want to press CMD + 1-9 to get there, like in Firefox.

    Does anyone know if there is a way to implement this in Safari?
     
  12. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

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    You could try cntrl+tab...though I know this is not what you are looking for.
    Frankly, if you have 10 or more tabs open, don't you find it a pain to first count which tab you are on and then press apple + <tab number> ?
     
  13. jamisonbaines macrumors regular

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    just click out of the text field and you don't get stuck
     
  14. khosh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A pain? Not really :)
    Some of the tabs are usually more idle but still necessary. And I usually remember the tab I need to switch to. 10 might be overkill and a bit more unusual, but 5 or 6 is usually a minimum... :)

    Maybe I should just change my habits!
     
  15. jamesdmc macrumors 6502

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    Did you try Glims? Once installed, you hit one key (the comma) to move through your tabs in one direction - 1 through 6, for example; or hit the period key (again, one key) to move 6 through 1. Except for switching tabs with your thoughts :), I don't know what could be easier. It's not built-in to Safari, but it works...except if you're in a text field in Safari (like replying to a thread).
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    See post #5 and #10.
     

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