How to switch between Chrome tabs more quickly

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To move between tabs in Chrome, there is a trick that will allow us to do it very quickly, which we are going to tell you about right now.

Possibly you are one of those people who have many Google Chrome tabs on the screen , going from one to another continuously, complementing information from one to the other.

When we have a good number of tabs, the fact of having to move from one to another with the mouse may become somewhat tedious, making this process slow and with the precaution of not making mistakes when clicking.

By this we mean that, as tabs appear in Google Chrome, they reduce in size, making it easier for us to inadvertently click on the X symbol that closes them, which has happened to all of us at some point.

In these cases, anger takes over us, since, among so many tabs, it may be difficult to know which one we have closed and see how to recover it, having to see the history to be able to do so. All this causes us to waste precious time.

In the end, all this is summed up in a fairly important piece of evidence and that is that when we have many tabs, using the mouse is slow, no matter how fast our reflexes are, plus we may make mistakes.

The first trick to switch between tabs

What we are going to use to solve the speed of switching between tabs that we have on the screen, without suffering serious mistakes, is to use keyboard shortcuts, which are more effective and much safer.

With the first shortcut that we are going to tell you, you will be able to jump directly to the tab that you want by only combining two keystrokes on the keyboard.

We are going to get this function if we press the Ctrl + a number between the 1 and 8 keys.

Chrome assigns a number to the first eight tabs that we have open, starting from the left. If one of the tabs we need is within that group, all we have to do is press Ctrl + the number of that tab to go directly to it.

Ctrl + 1 takes us to the first tab, while Ctrl + 8 will put us in the last tab of the set.

Surely you are wondering what happens if we have more than eight tabs, well, if we press Ctrl + 9 it will take us to the last tab that we have opened, the one that is furthest to the right in the row.

If we have exactly nine tabs open, this style of keyboard shortcut is ideal for us, being extremely fast, precise, and without any problem that we can get confused by closing any tab, the most that can happen to us is to make a mistake with the number.

Another trick to go between tabs

We can use this second trick for Google Chrome tabs independently of the previous one or combine both, everything will depend on the situation.

For example, if we have more than nine tabs open, to go to the eighth, we have already seen that we can do it with Ctrl +8, but to go to the next ones, we will have to do it in another way using the Ctrl + Page Up keys. or Page Down

This shortcut will allow us to go to the tab that is immediate to the left (Page Up) or to the right (Page Down) of the one we are in at that precise moment.

If, for example, we have more than eight tabs open, it may be convenient for us and it may be faster for us to go to number 8 or the last open tab, and then go forward or back, respectively.

The truth is that this last method can be made more efficient when we have many and we don’t mind going through them one by one until we find the one we need, something that can be done quite quickly.

Google Chrome has many keyboard shortcuts that are very useful and these are the ones that refer to the tabs, the speed with which we will be able to use them, and the minimization of the errors that we can make.

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