Swtich between 2 specific tabs in Sarari like Ctrl-Tab in a pc

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by JohnDohe, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. JohnDohe macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2013
    Mac OS Extended (Journaled) ???

    I'm looking for a way to configure Ctrl+Tab --or any other simple two-key
    combination-- to toggle back and forth between two specific tabs (of the
    several I may have open) of a Safari window, and that those tabs don't
    have to be right next to each other of those open Safari tabs.

    My system:
    Mavericks 10.9.1
    Mac Mini
    Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7
    Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    500 GB Solid State Drive
    Software OS X 10.9.1 (13B42)
    Safari Version 7.0.1 (9537.73.11)

    In windows machines, I can configure Ctrl-tab to toggle between
    two tabs by:
    mouse-clicking on the one tab
    mouse-clicking on the other tab
    I can then use Ctrl+tab to toggle between these two tabs, even though
    I have several tabs open in between these two, specific, tabs.

    This makes it easy to toggle between these two tabs. I don't have to
    change my fingering (they stay on the Ctrl and Tab keys), or do any
    mousing, thus leaving the keyboard. Totally simple keyboard action.

    I know about Ctrl+tab and Ctrl+Shift+tab that is currently standard
    in Macs.

    But this involves going between using 2 keys, then 3 keys, then back
    again, and Ctrl+Shift+Tab is tough to do with your left hand. You have
    to change between:
    using your left thumb on the Ctrl key + left index on the Tab key
    left thumb on Ctrl key + left index finger on left-shift + middle finger on Tab
    and then back again.

    And, these two tabs have to be right next to each other, of the open tabs
    in Safari, for even this awkward fingering switching to work.

    So I'm looking for an app, or a way to customize my keyboard and/or
    Mac, to have Ctrl-tab --or any other simple two-key combination-- behave
    like it can on a pc, which is, to toggle between two specific open tabs in Safari
    that are not right next to each other in the Safari window.

    Many thanks!
  2. Blakeasd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 29, 2009
  3. Buzzaro macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2011
    If you're zoomed all the way in, you can pinch zoom in on the track pad and then swipe between tabs. Similar to the way you can swipe up with three fingers to move between running apps.

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