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Is there a quick way to switch between tabs while browsing the Internet? I've done it a few times by accident while on a page and have no idea how I did it! Thanks
 

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Swiping left or right ON THE ADDRESS BAR usually does the trick. Are you using the stock browser or Chrome? That works for both though.
 

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Using the stock browser. Swiping the address bar doesn't do it. I was near the middle of the page when I did it. It's happened a few times.
 

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That's odd... mine does it (Note 4). Sure, it's not an S5, but I remember the Note 3 and S4 did the same, don't see why it would change for the S5.

I just tap and hold on the address bar (or any part of it, even the menu button or the open tabs button) and can scroll between tabs.

If you press on the tab button, you'll get a thumbnail list of your open tabs and you can select which one you want to go to.
 

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Thanks Jay. That is what I do too. I was looking for some sort of a short cut, as I have accidentally done before. Just don't know how I did it.
 

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I just tried it on a friend's S5 and it does work on the stock browser... so weird that it doesn't on yours. His is a factory-unlocked version, so it might be a carrier issue? But then again, Chrome is not phone-dependent and it does work on Chrome too.
 

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Yup. Sorry I took so long to reply. On my buddy's S5 both Chrome and the stock browser can switch between tabs by swiping on the address bar (it usually works better if you actually start the swipe outside the text field).
 

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That works on chrome for me, although I never use chrome. Still trying to figure out how I managed to switch tabs by accident in the middle of the page.
 

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nope, the swiping also doesn't work on mine. i've tried every possible swipe i could and nothing budges except when i hit the address bar then it highlights the URL :eek: I have always used the tab button to switch tabs as that's the only way I know how to.
i wonder if that feature is carrier/version specific like how some got the ability to turn off the shutter sound on the camera app even without updating to 4.4.4
 

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nope, the swiping also doesn't work on mine. i've tried every possible swipe i could and nothing budges except when i hit the address bar then it highlights the URL :eek: I have always used the tab button to switch tabs as that's the only way I know how to.
i wonder if that feature is carrier/version specific like how some got the ability to turn off the shutter sound on the camera app even without updating to 4.4.4

It shouldn't be... Chrome is not device-specific, and at least that should work across all devices.
 

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That's odd... mine does it (Note 4). Sure, it's not an S5, but I remember the Note 3 and S4 did the same, don't see why it would change for the S5.

I just tap and hold on the address bar (or any part of it, even the menu button or the open tabs button) and can scroll between tabs.

If you press on the tab button, you'll get a thumbnail list of your open tabs and you can select which one you want to go to.

Hi,it is old treat but i was reading and find solution if somebody still need it. When in chrome go to settings. Go to 'search and merge ' and switch to off. It has to be unchecked. Thats it,now you can switch tabs at the adress bar by switching left or right
 

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Hi,it is old treat but i was reading and find solution if somebody still need it. When in chrome go to settings. Go to 'search and merge ' and switch to off. It has to be unchecked. Thats it,now you can switch tabs at the adress bar by switching left or right

That's only for the newest version of Chrome (and only Lollipop, I believe, but I might be wrong on that one). When the thread was started Chrome didn't have that option.
 

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