How can I change the keyboard shortcut for switching tabs in Mac Terminal?

I know that you can switch tabs with shift cmd [arrow key] in Mac Terminal, but it is painful to reach the arrow key. How can I change the default keybinding?


How can I change the keyboard shortcut for switching tabs in Mac Terminal?

You can change key bindings for almost all Cocoa apps in System Preferences, including

Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts, then add a new shortcut for Terminal (located in /Applications/Utilities).

1: Install SIMBL (plugin enabler):

2: Install the TerminalTabSwitching.bundle

git clone
cp -r terminaltabswitching/TerminalTabSwitching.bundle "/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins"

3: Restart the Terminal app, and enjoy Cmd+[0-9] tab-switching.

FYI: If something like plugin is not verified in terminal version # (a number) appears when you open your terminal again, maybe the following information can help.

(1) Open

/Library/Application\ Support/SIMBL/Plugins/Terminal/TerminalTabSwitching.bundle/Contents/Info.plist

using your favorite text editor under sudo.

(2) Search For <key>MaxBundleVersion</key>.

(3) Change <string>280</string> at next line to your terminal version number or higher like <string>300</string>. Save.

(4) Quit terminal and reopen it. Hopefully that prompt would disappear and you can use Cmd+[0:9] for tab switching.

cmd brace will also switch tabs.

If you don't mind downloading new software, I recommend iTerm 2:

It not only allows rebinding keys almost arbitrarily plus fast switching between tabs with cmd+TabNumber (or your favorite meta key), but quite a few other nifty features as well.

(I would post a screen shot, but I'm new around here).

Category: osx Time: 2009-03-12 Views: 3
Tags: osx terminal

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