Ctrl-Tab to switch to most recent tabs option

The current behavior to switch between tabs only really makes sense if you have a couple of tabs open, say 6(?). If you like many other people have many tabs open, cycling through the tabs becomes useless. Let’s say you have 30 (I have many more) open tabs and you want to go back and forth to/from the last tab opened. Or cycle in the order of last active (Firefox option). That seems to be much more functionally helpful.

Can there be a setting added to allow for this? It’s quite a nice feature to have.

I saw this topic but wanted to add a more thorough reason why it would be a great feature.


+1 for this feature. I migrated from Firefox and this is a must have feature in my workflow.

@Sergio @hugbro,
While the specific shortcuts you mentioned aren’t available, that there are some keyboard shortcuts you can use to jump between tabs, regardless of number:

Jump to the next open tab Ctrl + Tab or Ctrl + PgDn
Jump to the previous open tab Ctrl + Shift + Tab or Ctrl + PgUp
Jump to a specific tab Ctrl + 1 through Ctrl + 8
Jump to the last tab Ctrl + 9
Jump to the first tab Ctrl + 1

It would be very good if a feature cycles through tabs in recently used order (ctrl+tab) will added. Ctrl+tab is user friendly and quick.

It is the only reason why Brave isn’t my default browser. :frowning:

It’s only one of the 100 features I’d miss from Vivaldi but it’s certainly the most painful. I can’t even believe the Brave devs use their browser without this. Or are they like the morons at The Linux Foundation who don’t even use Linux? (Yes I know of all the random third party add-ons that try to fix this)

I too prefer the feature of switching tabs in order of last used for the reason given in OP. It seems reasonable to me to map this to Alt+Tab, since this is familiar to many users and since you have already additionally used both Ctrl+PgUp/PgDn and mouse scrolling over the tab list, which is faster anyway and probably available to most desktop users, for switching in order of listing.

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Big up !
Just switched back to Brave after few years with Firefox.
But not having the Ctrl+Tab returning to the last tab where I was is annoying. It’s so useful when we have several tabs and just open a tab for research and switch back easily to main tab (like for programming etc)
It is strange that Brave didn’t have that option since years.

This is implemented now:


WOOHOO! I may actually use the brave browser now. Although I’ve had Brave installed for a long time I almost never use it because of the lack of Ctrl-Tab.

I second Arnaud-42 sentiment: “I can’t even believe the Brave devs use their browser without this.”

It’s almost beyond comprehension to me how a power user could use a browser without MRU tabs.

What are some of the other key features you’d miss from Vivaldi?

I don’t mind having the option for this, but I don’t like it being enabled by default, it goes against default Windows (and expected) behavior and it’s annoying to have to revert it on every machine on every install.