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Context: Most native macOS apps use [ and ] for switching to the next and previous tabs respectively.

Problem: However this does not work for German keyboards. To type a [ or ] with a German keybord, you have to press alt5 or alt6 respectively.

Question: How to switch tabs with a German keyboard?

  • Do Control-tab and Control-shift-tab work for Safari? – Tom Gewecke Feb 15 at 15:21
  • Thank you very much @TomGewecke. This works perfectly for the applications I tested (Safari, Firefox, Atom). Do you want to add your comment as an answer? – thando Feb 15 at 18:36
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You should be able to switch tabs via the alternative shortcuts ⌃ control+tab and ⌃ control++tab.

  • Much more ergonomic shortcuts to remember. – dan Feb 16 at 12:47

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