[EasyFind] Keyboard Shortcut to focus the search result?

Is there any keyboard shortcut to focus the search result area?

When I want to open one of the files in the search result, I have to use trackpad/mouse or press Tab key several times. It’s really painful.
So, I would like to know if there is any keyboard shortcut for that.

My sequence:

  • Open EasyFind
  • press Command+F
  • type search keyboards
  • press Enter
  • Use trackpad to focus the search result area(this is painful)
  • Use cursor keys to select a file
  • press Command+O (or Command+R)

Literally painful? :mrgreen:

How about Tab then down arrow once??

Thank you for your reply, BULLFROG.

Do you mean you can select file/folder from search result just by hitting Tab once and down arrow once?

In my environment, the down arrow key works only after pressing Tab key 8 times
I am using the version 4.9.3 on OSX 10.11.

Indeed, I do, and I just verified it works on OS X 10.11.6 too. When you hit Tab it won’t show a selected item. Tab once, then down arrow and the first item should be selected.

I’m pretty sure I know what the problem is. Go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts, and look at the bottom of this window for the following setting: “Full Keyboard Access: In windows and dialogs, press Tab to move keyboard focus between:”

I’m guessing you have “All Controls” selected. If you select “Text boxes and lists only”, then tab will behave as Jim (BLUEFROG) describes.

Indeed. :smiley: