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I wanted to know if anyone have any experience with using Google Docs with only a keyboard? How do I open a link there? The only solution I could find was to use Microsoft’s MouseKeys option but it’s very cumbersome.

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This now works in a Google Doc:

Hold option and press return key with cursor beside link; position cursor before, within or after link using arrow keys + option key to skip words.

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On https://docs.google.com/, when you’re connected, type ? (probably shift + ?), it will show you some keyboard shortcuts.

You can select a document with up and down arrows then press enter

When you are in an editing mode (ie. spreadsheet), click on “Help > Keyboard Shortcuts.”

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Ok - after searching the available keyboard shortcuts, I found that in a spreadsheet you can open a link by pressing alt+enterbut I still couldn't find any way to do it in a google doc... +1 for the spreadsheet solution – zenpoy Mar 16 '12 at 12:07
    
I found a funny way : Place your cursor on the link, then use the shortcut Insert link (Command + K for Mac OS X), then your focus will be on the textfield with url, so you can copy/paste it to a new tab url's bar :) – moul Mar 16 '12 at 13:07
    
You also need to watch for messages from the browsers' pop-up blocker (and allow pop-ups to be opened from within google drive /google docs) – knb Jul 2 '14 at 13:16

Using Google Spreadsheet on Mac OS, press Options+Enter on the cell contains hyperlink.

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