Tab Cycler: Cycle Last Used Tabs

Tab Cycler: Cycle Last Used Tabs

Cycle through last used Chrome tabs using keyboard shortcut.

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What is Tab Cycler: Cycle Last Used Tabs?

Tab Cycler: Cycle Last Used Tabs is an Edge add-on that allows you to quickly switch between the most recently used Chrome tabs using a keyboard shortcut. It emulates the ALT+TAB behavior and remembers the order in which tabs were switched. With distinct keys for fast and slow changes, it provides an efficient tab switching experience across multiple Chrome windows.

This add-on was removed from Edge Add-on Store on 2024-01-22
Users: 198
Rating: 4.00 (2)
Version: (Last updated: 2022-01-29)
Creation date: 2022-01-29
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • tabs
  • storage
Size: 177.86K
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Not available on Firefox
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Using a keyboard shortcut, cycle between the most recently used Chrome tabs. This extension tries to emulate the Windows ALT+TAB (or Mac Command+TAB) behavior to allow you to switch between open tabs in a Most Recently Used manner. It remembers the order in which you switched tabs (made a tab active) and keeps track of it so you can quickly return to the most recently used ones.

Note: The keyboard shortcut settings may be reset after updating the extension. As a result, you may want to re-enable the desired keyboard shortcuts on the Chrome Extensions page's keyboard shortcut settings.

Common Questions:

  • Why are there two sets of shortcuts, one for fast switching and the other for slower switching? Isn't it feasible to simplify the behavior like ALT+TAB? A: The Chrome API has various limitations that make it difficult to implement this feature in the most natural way possible. The goal was to have this extension work as closely as possible to Windows' Alt+Tab (or Mac's Cmd+Tab). However, because of these constraints, this expansion must rely on time gaps between key pushes. That is why there is a difference between a rapid switch (a faster timer) and a regular switch (slower timer).

  • Where can I modify the tab switching shortcut key? A: To update your shortcut, go to your Chrome browser's Extensions tab and look for the Keyboard Shortcuts link at the bottom of the list of extensions. Your installed extensions and programs' keyboard shortcuts can be changed here. Note: If Chrome itself utilizes that shortcut, it's possible that it won't be allowed to be set.

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User reviews
It almost does the job, but frequently mixes up the sequences specially with alt+w shortcut. I also feel it makes the cpu usage a little higher. I wish it could change the behavior of ctrl+tab just like what we do in Firefox by selecting "Ctrl+Tab cycles through tabs in recently used order" Why MS Edge doesn't have this setting as a built in option? These seemingly little things are the reasons why we stick to our beloved Firefox and never completely migrate.
by first, 2023-06-26
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Risk impact

Tab Cycler: Cycle Last Used Tabs may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Tab Cycler: Cycle Last Used Tabs may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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