Adam Baney

Mac Tip #2: Help! I Can’t Navigate Between My Finder Tabs!

With the latest update of MacOS Catalina (10.15.x), it seems that the keyboard shortcut to switch between Finder window tabs is no longer supported / missing!

This really annoyed me ’cause I use this every. single. day! The shortcuts are Shift + ⌘ + → (right arrow) OR Shift + ⌘ + ← (left arrow).

Here’s how to reinstate this [much needed] functionality. You’re going to add 2 custom keyboard shortcuts in…

System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts

  1. Select “App Shortcuts” in the left side pane.
  2. Click the [+] button to add a new shortcut.
  3. In the popup:
    1. Application: choose “”.
    2. Menu Title: enter the exact name of each of the Menu Options (in this case, “Show Next Tab” and “Show Previous Tab”).
    3. Keyboard Shortcut: literally, perform the shortcut on your keyboard that you want in the box.
  4. Click “Add”.

Happy tabbing! …again.

4 years ago | Feb 05, 2020 | Leave a Comment

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Adam is a visual communicator (currently Sr. Graphic Designer) at Calvary Church in Albuquerque, NM. He has been designing for print, web, and digital advertising for over 15 years, and is passionate about helping small and large businesses succeed through advertising and brand identity.

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