I've just recently moved from Fedora to Elementary, and this is just about the only thing I miss.

I want to set a keybind to cycle through tabs in the terminal window, I'm used to running vim in one tab and use the other tab to compile or run code. I'm so used to having this feature bound to (left and right), and using the mouse to cycle between the tabs is just awkward and is to slow.

The solution I've found is to install gnome-terminal, but I really like the sleek looks of the built in one (pantheon) so I hope there is a way to achieve this.

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In the Pantheon Terminal you can move between terminal tabs with Ctrl+Shift+ and Ctrl+Shift+ respectively.

You might as well be interested in List of keyboard shortcuts for Terminal

  • Thanks. But is there any way to change those keybind, as the supposed one crashes with my vim configuration (buffer cycling) Jan 29, 2017 at 17:52
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    These are hard-coded so you cannot change them unless willing to compile your own version.
    – lemonslice
    Jan 29, 2017 at 19:58

If you set keyboard layout switch binding to "ctrl+shift" then terminal bindings stop to work;)

  • that's a bug then..
    – jena
    Dec 6, 2019 at 14:18

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