I was using extensions like Vimium, Saka Key( to use only keyboard to control web browser )

sometimes, I want to leave focus, in the current tab, so that I can active those extensions with keyboard keys


1.when cursor focus on an input element, I can press ESC key or move my cursor and click in blank space in this page, then I can press 'f' to active Vimium

2.when cursor focus in the address bar in google chrome, press ESC key just don't work, I don't want to move my cursor, then click, is there any keyboard shortcut to defocus in the address bar?

1 Answer 1


Try pressing TAB. This moves me out of the address bar and I can use vimium again.

EDIT for more info:

I have also ran into this issue, where I press CTRL+l to move to the adress bar, but don't want to use my mouse to click back to the screen. I found that by pressing TAB, focus moves from the address bar to the first link on the page, and from here I can use Vimium again.

  • Can you elaborate on this a litle more?
    – Toto
    Jun 10, 2022 at 9:45
  • @Toto Edited my answer for more clarification now. Jun 11, 2022 at 10:16

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