QuicKey – The quick tab switcher

QuicKey – The quick tab switcher

Add keyboard shortcuts to switch tabs with a Quicksilver-style search or a most recently used menu

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What is QuicKey – The quick tab switcher?

QuicKey – The quick tab switcher is a Firefox add-on by fwextensions. This add-on has 22 daily active users and a perfect 5.0 rating. The latest version, 1.8.0, was updated 7 months ago.

Stats date:
Users: 22 ▲ 3
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 1.8.0 (Last updated: 2022-10-26)
Creation date: 2022-10-26
Weekly download count: 4
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • bookmarks
  • history
  • storage
  • sessions
Size: 404.50K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
Add keyboard shortcuts to switch tabs with a Quicksilver-style search or a most recently used menu.  No mouse needed!

 • Press ALT-Q (CTRL-Q on macOS)
 • Type a few letters
 • Press ENTER to switch to the selected tab

★ Switch between the most recently used tabs

 ➤ NOTE: When first installed, QuicKey doesn't know which tabs have been
      recently used, but as you use the browser, tabs will get added to the
      most recently used (MRU) list.

Opening QuicKey displays a list of the last 50 tabs you've visited, in order of recency. Click a tab to switch to it, or use one of the keyboard shortcuts below to navigate the recently used tab history:
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User reviews
Awesome add-on. Missing this when transitioning from chrome to firefox was painful. I had to use 2 different extensions to have half the functionality. One to ALT+Z to previous tab, and another to show and navigate tabs, in recent order! Most extensions don't show them by recent order. The navigation shortcuts are great for my use case. ALT+Q to open list, ALT-W to select and switch tab without having to press enter, and ALT+Q again to close list (because sometimes I change my mind), all of that without having to lift my fingers to reach for ESC key. Finally, fast and productive tab switching, thanks so much.
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Risk impact

QuicKey – The quick tab switcher requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

QuicKey – The quick tab switcher is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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