Does anyone know if there´s a shortcut to switch between tabs in Google Spreadsheets?

If you use CTRL+PgUp / CTRL+PgDown like in Excel you switch between Chrome or Firefox's tabs instead.


7 Answers 7


Use the following short cuts.


Ctrl + Shift + PageDown ==> Move to next sheet (Option + Down arrow on a Mac)

Ctrl + Shift + PageUp ==> Move to previous sheet (Option + Up arrow on a Mac)


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    Is it possible to change that shortcut somewhere? That's really cumbersome as is. Feb 21, 2014 at 18:30
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    Aha - you can also use cmd+Shift+PageDown or cmd+Shift+PageUp on Mac. Feb 21, 2014 at 18:40
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    But Ctrl + Shift + PageDown is move tabs in Chrome... Feb 23, 2014 at 7:04
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    Ugh, that is a really nasty shortcut on Mac. Oct 29, 2014 at 2:03
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    @PeteAlvin fn + Up-arrow is the combo for page-up on a laptop keyboard - (annoyingly requiring two hands on its own). External keyboards have dedicated pagination keys, so it's not so painful.
    – scipilot
    Nov 24, 2017 at 2:08

On Firefox used Alt + Up and Alt + Down to move the worksheet and avoid conflicts with moving the browser tab.


Adding to Jacob's correct answer, I noticed there's also a pop-up selector list of all sheets.

This allows "random access" which is quicker if you have a lot of sheets and want to switch between two distant sheets. (Sadly it doesn't have predictive typing for selecting the sheet which I feel it should.)

It's also an easier shortcut for Mac laptops.

Navigate spreadsheet

    Display list of sheets  Option + Shift + k . (mac)
    Display list of sheets  Alt + Shift + k      (pc)

Keyboard shortcuts for Google Sheets


Here's my approach. Open a new browser tab for the same google sheet (in Firefox, you can right click on the browser tab and select "Duplicate Tab"). In the new browser tab, select the spreadsheet tab you want to toggle back and forth to. Now you can use your standard shortcut to toggle between browser tabs.

  • This is super valuable insight! I spent 30+ minutes searching for the shortcut weak, and it never came to me that I can simply get all "sheets" displayed through a separate browser tab! [I came across similar problem with Firefox on Windows: <kbd>Ctrl<\kbd>+<kbd>Shift+</kbd>+<kbd>PgDn</kbd> should move my tabs around.
    – llinfeng
    Feb 3, 2019 at 17:00

option up/down arrow works for me on my mac ( as of today ) Before it was the clumsy Cmd + Shift + Fn + Down arrow as described by Jacob. that combo was unusable for me.


Prayers answered on Mac: To switch between tabs/sheets, you can just use:

Option+↑ and Option+↓

keyboard shortcuts

Or Option+Shift+K for the dropdown selector


Download better touch tool to replace that ugly shortcut with a pretty one. I use the excel shortcut alt up and down :]

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