Just like using Alt+Tab for Windows except now for your browser tabs. Use Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Q or Ctrl+`(~) or assign your own shortcut key for swapping back and forth between your last viewed tabs.
3.0.1 (Mar 20)
* Added uninstall survey
2.23 (Oct 15) – Renamed methods to chrome.runtime
2.22 (Oct 8) – Fixed issue caused by emtpy localStorage.tabs
2.21 (Jun 16) – Added a close link in popup
2.20 – Fixed issue with Chrome 28 and cached pages
2.19 – Fixed issues with CSP
2.18.1 – Fixed issue with always switching to first tab
2.17 – Using event page to save memory
2.15 – Fixed issue with unable to type in Google Docs
2.14 – Updated to manifest 2
2.11 – Changed colors
2.8 – Bug fix: Removed error in log
2.7 – Added option to show all open tabs in the ‘max recent tabs to show’ dropdown
Works great! I use alt-q to switch chrome tabs. Try reloading Chrome or rebooting before using.
Awesome! The fact that Chrome has been lacking this functionality for so long has made me so mad. Thank you for adding it!
Once thing to note – the Keyboard Shortcut options has moved from where the extension’s description says it is. It is now in a hamburger menu at the top-left of the Extensions area.
not working in chrome 86
Отличное приложение. Очень удобно пользоваться, чтобы другие функции не мешали браузеру. Я поставил комбинацию клавиш “Ctrl + Q”. Удобно и просто переключаться между вкладками. Программисту огромное спасибо!)
works well… with tinkering
У меня не заработало. Назначал разные комбинации клавиш, обновлял браузер, перегружался – никак не реагирует.
So I was interested in the Ctrl + tab but couldn’t assign it in this BUT I found Alt + Q which is right next to tab intuitive enough. THANKS!
However @dev, why isn’t there an automatic key combo assigned to this by default? This ought to be doen from ur side. Those who want to change it can do so later themselves.
Your explanation on how to assign a key isn’t clear when the extension is installed, I just couldn’t understand it when I tried it. It is much clearer on this page of yours https://jasonsavard.com/wiki/Create_keyboard_shortcuts_for_Chrome_extensions
How can you make usage #2 (tab list popup) work? I have followed all instructions and I have even set up the shortcut in the keyboard shortcut menu for the extension. Everything is in place just as instructed but there’s no way to make it work :s
Kind of frustrate, but finally it works. It’s certainly unclear that you’ll need – “FOR WHOM CAN NOT USE THIS EXTENSION: You MUST assign shortcut for it to dual switch between 2 recent tabs.
Go to Menu> More tools> Extensions…
Click left-top 3 dashes> Keyboard shortcut –> Find extension and assign shortcut (Ctrl+Q)”
As one user (god bless him) mention. The rest is just fine, cheers!
Tried multiple times to make it work on multiple Win 10 computers, reloaded all tabs and unstalled it and reinstalled it and assigned various keys…does not
The extension was nice and worked and all, but after something like a whole year (!) of suffering from HARD LAGGING PROBLEMS IN GOOGLE DOCS (!), which was only solved by going incognito, I finally found that this extension was the culprit!
Typing and moving the cursor would lag and take time to complete in all docs.
Using version 188.8.131.52. Removed it now…
I have no idea why this extension caused the problems in Google Docs.
Sorry, but this was really really really driving me crazy. Maybe if you fix it it would be cool…
Not working on 71
Nice, just gotta go in the settings and set up the hotkey.
Super useful! Thank you!
Brilliant! Just what I was after. A simple method of switching between recently viewed tabs. And using Ctrl Q works well given the Q key is right next to the Tab key and Ctrl Tab moves from one tab to the next. But as mentioned in other views, remember that you have to manually set your keyboard shortcut, it doesn’t come set up with the extension:
Go to Menu> More tools> Extensions…
Click left-top 3 dashes> Keyboard shortcut –> Find extension and assign shortcut (Ctrl+Q)
It’s great but I think I’ve found a bug:
If you open a tab (I use middle click) that you don’t automatically switch to,
then manually switch to some other one,
then activate this extension to switch to your MRU tab,
it will think the one you opened but didn’t look at, is your most recent one.
I think “most recent” should be the one you most recently *looked at*.
Does not work (MacOS Mojave, Chrome 76)
simply DOES NOT WORK!
For those who cannot find the keyboard shortcuts thing in extensions page, you have to click on the hamburger menu on the top left after navigating to settings (3 vertical dots top right) -> More Tools -> Extensions
Not working as advertised.
It doesn’t work!
I could set shortcut to Alt+Tab but that did not change anything on macOS Chrome 75.0.3770.100 🙁
Thanks for this Jason! I was using another similar extension, but I discovered that they were logging my browsing history. Thanks for making this extremely useful little tool (as well as your other tools) and only asking for donations. Very honorable of you.