17 Browser Tab Navigation Shortcuts You Really Should Be Using

Dan Price 28-05-2018

Learning a few keyboard shortcuts and navigation tricks is one of the best ways to improve your productivity. Used effectively, they are a lot faster than reaching for the mouse every couple of seconds.


Shortcuts are especially useful when you’re surfing the web. Traditionally, browsing web pages and navigating through tabs is very mouse-intensive. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In this article, we’re going to look at several browser shortcuts that everyone should know. Best of all, the shortcuts are browser agnostic. It doesn’t matter if you use one of the best mainstream browsers The Best Web Browsers for Windows What is your default web browser? Even though we're spoiled for choice, the majority of us stick to the tried and tested major players. What are better alternatives for resource use, speed, and security? Read More , or a browser focused on privacy 4 Free Anonymous Web Browsers That Are Completely Private Anonymous browsing of the web is one way to protect your online privacy. Here are the best anonymous web browsers to use. Read More or even an open-source browser The 7 Best Open-Source Web Browsers Which open source web browser should you use if you're worried about privacy and proprietary software? Here are the best picks. Read More —they will still work!

17 Essential Browser Tab Navigation Shortcuts

Make a note of these browser tricks, and you’ll be a power user in no time. Note: On Mac, replace Ctrl with Command:

  1. Ctrl + 1 (through 8): Jump to the associated tab.
  2. Ctrl + 9: Jump to the last tab.
  3. Ctrl + T: Open a new tab.
  4. Ctrl + W: Close a tab.
  5. Ctrl + Shift + W: Close all tabs.
  6. Ctrl + Tab: Cycle through open tabs.
  7. Ctrl + Shift + T: Reopen the last tab you closed.
  8. Alt + Left Arrow: Return to the previous page.
  9. Alt + Right Arrow: Go to the next page.
  10. Ctrl + K: Place cursor in the address bar.
  11. Ctrl + R or F5: Reload the current page.
  12. F11: Toggle full-screen mode.
  13. Home: Jump to the top of a page.
  14. End: Jump to the end of a page.
  15. Space or Page Down: Scroll down the page.
  16. Shift + Space or Page Up: Scroll up the page.
  17. Ctrl + D: Save current page as a bookmark.

If you’d like to learn more about keyboard shortcuts, we’ve got you covered. We’ve introduced you to the best Chromebook shortcuts The 9 Most Powerful Chromebook Shortcuts for You to Learn For those of you who are just starting to love your Chromebook, it's time to learn how to get super-productive with your Google OS device. Read More , the best Windows shortcuts The Best Keyboard Shortcuts in Default Windows Programs Keyboard shortcuts increase your productivity in any application, including the good old programs built into Windows! We show you how to cut a corner in Microsoft Paint, Calculator, and the Windows Magnifier. Read More , the best Mac shortcuts The Most Useful Mac Keyboard Shortcuts to Know A printable cheat sheet containing the most useful Mac keyboard shortcuts you'll ever need. Read More , and more.

Related topics: Browsing Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts.

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  1. Aaron
    May 29, 2018 at 3:46 am

    You should do one on mobile browser shortcuts. I just learned that you could pull down on the url bar in chrome to view your tabs.