How to Toggle Between Tabs

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The word "toggle" means switching from one setting to another and can be applied to Internet browsers. Many browsers allow users to open several tabs in one window. In this context, toggling refers to moving from one tab to another. Users can use various keyboard shortcuts to toggle between tabs in different Web browsers. Doing so eliminates the need to pick up and click the mouse each time the user wants to view a different tab.

Things You'll Need

  • Internet browser
  • Keyboard
  • Open a new tab in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox by pressing the "Ctrl" and "T" keys simultaneously. You will be able to toggle, or move back and forth, between two or more open tabs.

  • Access one of the open tabs by clicking on it.

  • Hold down the "Ctrl," "Shift" and "Tab" keys simultaneously to move to the previous tab in Firefox. Alternatively, press the "Ctrl" and "Page Up" keys simultaneously.

  • Hold down the "Ctrl" and "Tab" keys simultaneously to toggle to the next tab. press "Ctrl" and "9" to click to the last, or rightmost, tab. Press "Ctrl" and one of the number keys between 1 and 8 to access a specific tab. These steps work in both Internet Explorer and Firefox.

  • In Internet Explorer, you can press "Ctrl" and "Q" simultaneously to see screen shots of all of the open tabs displayed in one window.

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