Is there a shortcut in Illustrator (CC 2017) to switch between opened documents?

  • mac or PC? And has it changed from the older versions?
    – Confused
    Nov 11, 2016 at 10:13
  • Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts....Menu commands (dropdown)Other misc → Navigate....
    – Joonas
    Nov 11, 2016 at 11:43

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Pretty much every Adobe app that I've used, +~ switches between documents.

No idea why some are trying to overcomplicate this, when the shortcut is built-in already.


For windows PC press CTRL + TAB

  • SHIFT + CTRL + TAB to go backwards through the tabs
    – CrazyTim
    Feb 18, 2018 at 10:32

Should vary a bit on MAC but on Windows it will be this:

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As others have noted, +~ will switch to the next open document. I would add that if you have 3 or more open documents, you can also use Shift++~ to switch back the other direction.

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