Quick tab switching in Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xchaotic, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. xchaotic macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    I have been telling everyone how MacOS is superior in terms of Usability and I took the plunge myself I got a used MacBook and now I've got this minor annoyance.
    I'm very used to Firefox/IE/Opera ctrl+tab to go to next tab pattern - I open a bunch a links in tabs, let them load while I read the first one and then ctrl+tab advance to next.

    In Safari the shortcut seems to be cmd+shift+[, which is impossible to do with one hand and the second hand grips the mouse or touchpad for scrolling.

    I already found out that you can manually map keys to actions in Terminal, but it seems odd that such a common usage patter would be unaccounted for.

    How do you browse in Safari, is that touchpad only? (seems slow), keyboard only? (that'd be great, but how do you select the right link quickly if there's a 100 or even 12 of them? I think a mouse win in that case)

    Looking forward to your comments.
  2. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Command+Shift+Left or Right arrows

    edit: never mind just read your post and this would be cumbersome as it requires two hands as well
  3. xchaotic thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2008
    Exactly, that kind of bothers me as inconsistent, a tab in my view a form window with less border and fewer controls (no separate maxi/minimize), so it should behave in a similar fashion, but it doesn't... :(

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