Ideally, I'd like to be able to cmd+1 == first tab, cmd+2 == 2nd tab, so on and so forth.

How can I do this?



To move forward (Show Next Tab) through the tabs use the keyboard shortcut ControlTab, to move in the reverse direction (Show Previous Tab), use ControlShiftTab instead.


I'm not sure what you mean with "Finder Tabs".

If you mean to switch between a number of tabs in your Finder Window you can do this with CMD+Shift and Left or Right Arrow.

If you mean to switch between opened Finder Windows on your Desktop you can do it with STRG+F4 or CTRL+F4

You can change this Shortcuts in your Keyboard System Settings under the keyboard shortcuts Tab

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    You're Welcome :) – dante12 Sep 24 at 23:51

On a Mac, you can add custom keyboard shortcuts in

System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts

  • Pick App Shortcuts from the pane on the left
  • Add a new shortcut with the [+] button
  • In the popup, choose Finder as the Application
  • In Menu Title, enter the exact name of the Menu Options
    • In this case "Show Next Tab" and "Show Previous Tab"
  • Then perform the shortcut you want in the Keyboard Shortcut box

The first answer is quite excellent. I want to add some more.

If you split different tabs into different windows, than you can use the shortcut Command-`(the button on the left of 1)and Command-Shift-` to switch between windows you’ve got open in your current application.

  • The shortcut is ⌘`, not ⌘~, and as you mention, this is for switching windows, not tabs. – grg Feb 26 '17 at 10:39
  • @grgarside yeah, they are the same button and I said this to disambiguate. I personally find it really handy – Wang Ren Feb 26 '17 at 10:41
  • I think @grgarside is saying your answer is wrong and you should edit it to be correct. – fsb Feb 26 '17 at 14:53

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