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Okay, so I'm using iTunes on Snow leopard and I'd like to search for a track, I hit CMD+F to get to the the search field (there was hack which I don't remember about to be able to do this), I type the name and get the result. Now, for the life of me, I can't select or switch focus to get to the search results with the keyboard. What gives? Annoying Apple! x-(

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this question is kinda hard to answer without this "hack" – JT.WK Dec 15 '09 at 10:20
The "official" shortcut to access the search field in ALT+CMD+F – Davide Gualano Dec 15 '09 at 10:30
up vote 2 down vote accepted

okay so i found the hack you were talking about (i think) which was:

defaults write NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add "Target Search Field" "@F

Anyways after I pressed cmd+F to take me to the search field, I found the easiest way to get back to the list pane was to press Tab once, and then press down on the keypad.

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Tab and down key does the trick! I never pressed both in succession. Rather, I wanted the list to take focus when I pressed Tab but since it is a hack, you get the idea. Thanks a lot for your suggestion! :) – user21489 Dec 15 '09 at 12:38

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