How to Set Shortcut Keys To Move Between Tabs in FireFox

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You can easily move between tabs in your Firefox browser using Function keys F1 – F9) on your keyboard. However, most of internet addicts do have habit of keeping more than 10 tabs open anytime. Well, you can make use of your Touchpad or your computer mouse to move between them. Alternatively, you can also make use of a Firefox add-on called Keyconfig to set shortcut keys to move between tabs in FireFox.

How to Set Shortcut Keys To Move Between Tabs in FireFox using Keyconfig

Keyconfig is a FireFox add-on that allows you to set your own keyboard shortcuts for various functions of your browser. With this add-on you can customize new shortcuts the way you want by adding new key with a help of a short code.  Below I have given two short codes to create shortcuts to move between next and previous tabs. Follow these steps to know how to do it.

Step 1: Download and Install Keyconfig on your Firefox browser.

Step 2: You may need to restart your browser to save the settings, do it.

Step 3: Now click on Tools and select Keyconfig from the list. Alternatively, press Ctrl + Shift + F12 to open Keyconfig window.

keyconfig-tools

Step 4: Click on Add a new Key button (bottom left).

key-config-add-new

Step 5: Now enter a name for your new shortcut. Since we are adding code to switch to next tab enter name as “Next Tab”.

Step 6: Now copy the below code and paste in the code section.

gBrowser.mTabContainer.advanceSelectedTab(1,true);

key-config-next-tab

Step 7: Click on OK to proceed.

Step 8:  Click in the field <disabled> beside Apply button (refer image).

keyconfig-disabled

Step 9: Now you have to select your key combination for this shortcut. Click on that field, and press the key combination you want to use as shortcut. For this tutorial I have used Ctrl+Up arrow key.

keyconfig-up-arrow

Step 10: Click on Apply to save that shortcut.

Step 11: Next to add shortcut key for the previous tab. Go to Tools > Keyconfig > Add a new key.

Step 12: Enter a name something like Previous Tab and copy paste following code in the code section.

gBrowser.mTabContainer.advanceSelectedTab(-1,true);

Step 13: Click on OK.

Step 14: Click <disabled>  field and press the key combination you want to use as shortcut for previous tab. For this tutorial I have used Ctrl + Down Arrow key.

Source: Mozilla Forum
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