Chrome window switching?
July 7, 2012 7:25 AM   Subscribe

Need shortcut to switch Chrome windows

I often have several Chrome windows open, with multiple tabs in each window: one for my personal stuff, another for work project A, a third for work project B, etc.

Is there a keyboard shortcut, or better, a trackpad gesture, that will switch between open Chrome windows (or an extension that will allow this)? I'm currently selecting Window in the top bar and then selecting from the list of open windows. Sometimes I pick the wrong one, so it would be faster if I could just swipe through all my open windows until I find the one I want.

I'm using the latest version of Chrome on OSX 10.7.4.
posted by Joleta to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If you have a Chrome window selected, then Command + backtick (`) will switch between the windows.
posted by ralan at 7:33 AM on July 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

Incidentally, this will work for any application where you have multiple windows of it open. I often have several windows of my text editor open, and use that shortcut to switch between them.
posted by ralan at 7:34 AM on July 7, 2012

I was wondering the same thing - ralan's Command backtick shortcut works if all windows are maximized, but it does not open minimized windows.
posted by beyond_pink at 7:37 AM on July 7, 2012

Also, you can switch tabs in Chrome using Command+X where X is the first/second/nth tab in the window, from left to right.

Command+Shift+{ and Command+Shift+} move left and right through tabs sequentially.
posted by Picklegnome at 7:38 AM on July 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

I would use mission control for this because of the visual preview aspect. It's even better when you assign each mission control screen a keyboard shortcut. I use CTRL-1, CTRL-2, etc.
posted by oceanjesse at 8:15 AM on July 7, 2012

Thanks, ralan. That's just what I was looking for. I'll need to remember not to minimize any windows.
posted by Joleta at 9:06 AM on July 7, 2012

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