Browser-tab-switching shortcuts don't work when terminal tab has focus in full-screen mode


The situation

  • Browser: Google Chrome Version 61.0.3163.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)
  • Operating system: macOS Sierra version 10.12.6 (16G29)
  • Context:
    • Chrome is in full-screen mode (i.e., in its own Space)
    • Toolbar is not showing
    • Any c9 IDE terminal tab has focus

The problem

Three browser-defined shortcuts stop working when the three conditions above are all true:

  • Open a new tab, and jump to it (⌘ + t)
  • Jump to the next open tab (⌘ + Option + Right arrow and ⌘ + Shift + ])
  • Jump to the previous open tab (⌘ + Option + Left arrow and ⌘ + Shift + [)

Does this matter?

Browser-tab switching is fairly frequent and important when testing a web app that needs a lot of space. (In my case, a composite of JSmol and JSME.)

Obvious work-around is to show toolbar. On my display, this is 10% of real-estate, so not ideal.

What have I tried?

This post may be related: Browsers’ full-screen shortcut F11 doesn’t work when Cloud9 IDE is open.

Any ideas? Is there an IDE or browser setting that might fix this?

Browsers' full-screen shortcut F11 doesn't work when Cloud9 IDE is open