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You know how you can flick between screens with ALT & TAB - is there an equivalent for flicking between tabs in an internet browser?

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Caz10 Wed 26-Aug-09 22:34:55

I use Internet Explorer and Mozilla if that is relevant!

millenniumfalcon Wed 26-Aug-09 22:37:22

yeah, unless you have a mac i can't help, but if you google "cycle tabs mozilla" you should find it. (try alt+arrow keys for a start?)

Bibithree Wed 26-Aug-09 22:37:55

I don't know, but I also didn't know the first one, so thank you, you ahve taught me something smile
Hope someone who does know comes along soon.

Caz10 Wed 26-Aug-09 22:38:06

oooh I didn't know the term "cycle" that might help me search, thanks!

ElfOnTheTopShelf Wed 26-Aug-09 22:39:13

ctrl and tab on Mozilla

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 26-Aug-09 22:39:32

I dunno, but I experimented and by pressing tab while using firefox it changes the writing at the bottom of the page where it says 'done' when a page is loaded. When I press it multiple times it brings up different mn links (links on the page?) and if I then press return it takes me to that page.

not very helpful though!

Caz10 Wed 26-Aug-09 22:40:34

Ta daaaaa thank you millenniumfalcon!

It's ctrl tab by the way!

(and you're welcome bibithree!)

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 26-Aug-09 22:40:44

ctrl tab worked randomly for me just now but also bought up various links on other pages.

Caz10 Wed 26-Aug-09 22:41:58

oh i am not getting the other pages thing badkitten, wonder why that is?

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 26-Aug-09 22:44:32

Experimenting, it only seems to do that on dds warrior cat pages. mn behaves ok. Must be the way the websites are written.

StripeySuit Wed 26-Aug-09 22:49:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

WebDude Thu 27-Aug-09 13:19:09

OhYouBadKitten - pressing TAB (by itself) takes you from link to link. ALT +D takes you to the address box on Firefox, then TAB takes you to the Search box, and then to the first 'link' within the web page. Hope that clarifies.

For Caz10

On Opera and Firefox, CTRL + TAB jumps from tab to tab. When you mention Mozilla, I assume you mean Firefox (just that I have Mozilla v1.2.1 which pesters me to upgrade to Firefox and Thunderbird {mail).

Firefox normally shows the tabs in sequence (eg left to right) but Opera can be set to do that, or to show them in the order they were opened (I think that's the default). I use a mix as I do websites, and the latest versions (v9 on) of Opera allow me to keep bookmarks and other things synchronised (so every PC has the same bookmarks). There was an add-on for Firefox but I think it slowed FF down a bit too much, and disabled it.

Not sure how MS Internet Explorer handles tabs - I only use it to test websites when I feel I've finished them, and not in day-to-day use.

I've sometimes seen CTRL + TAB not working (also CTRL + F4 - to 'close' that tab) if Macromedia Flash is used, or sometimes when you are in some input box {like typing into MN} then some combinations might not work, so I click on some other part of the window and it then works.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 27-Aug-09 13:21:14

Thanks WebDude (cool name!)

Caz10 Thu 27-Aug-09 23:21:26

Wow, I am in awe, thank you!

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