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Let's say I made have some link selected in my browser (for instance, if I do a CTRL + F and type "Questions", selecting the Questions tab on the top of this page).

I'd like to know if there's any way to click in the selected link without having to do it with my mouse.


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You can do this with the Return key, so Ctrl-F, type the text of the URL, then hit escape. The focus should remain on the link you had highlighted. Hitting Return will open the link.

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... or the Space key. :) – iglvzx Jan 17 '12 at 2:33
@iglvzx Yes! Only I prefer the Return key, as you can use Ctrl-Return to open a new tab for the link, whereas this doesn't seem to work with the space bar. – Paul Jan 17 '12 at 2:38
If you know you're searching for a link, press the apostrophe-key to enter the links-only quicksearch. Unlike the regular quicksearch it matches nothing but hyperlinks, and pressing enter will immediately open the current selection. – Tzarium Jan 17 '12 at 12:10

Use the apostrophe-key ' to enter Quick find (links only) mode.

Maybe also useful: F6 to move the keyboard focus (hard to explain, just try it out).

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