How do I switch tabs when using Z shell on iTerm2? I have already tried all the possible key combinations. Here is an image of my current setup:

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OS: macOS Mojave 10.14.4 (18E226)

iTerm2: Build 3.3.0beta7

Key combos tried: Different combinations of Command, Control, Option, , , }, { keys.

  • Hello, and welcome to apple.stackexchange @ibp73. Could you please add some more information to your question, such as what version of macOS and iTerm2 you're currently using, and also (if possible) a list of key combinations you've tried? – Sam May 13 '19 at 20:21
  • @Sam - I have updated the question. – ibp73 May 14 '19 at 15:48

Use the keyboard shortcuts Shift + Command + ] and Shift + Command + [ to switch to next and previous tabs respectively. The same are also available under iTerm2 Menu Bar → Window menu.

The keyboard shortcuts remain the same irrespective of the shell you are running.


You can view/update current key bindings if you open the Preference window from the menu bar iTerm2 > Preferences > Keys > Key Bindings

For me, command+/ as well as command+shift+[/] (as mentioned by previous answer) work by default.

I am using iTerm2 (3.3.7) on macOS Catalina (10.15.2)


On the trackpad: two-finger swipe, left and right will scroll through the tabs.

On the keyboard:

Shift + Command + [ (scroll left)

Shift + Command + ] (scroll right)

The keyboard commands loop through tabs, whereas the trackpad gesture does not.

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