What is the keyboard shortcut to access the first result in a Google search page?
Any "hacks" would be fine, as long as it does not require the mouse.
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Note: As of 2018 the answer is out of date. The triangle arrow next to the search result no longer appears.
Assuming you mean the first search result, this is already built in to Google!
Notice there is already a little ▶ arrow will next to the first search result. Turns out pressing enter after your search will navigate to that first search result automatically – note that you may need to press ↓ first to set the focus to it.
If you don't want the first search result, press ↓ again to move the arrow ▶ to the next result, etc, until you get the one you want.
Then press enter to navigate to the search result with the ▶ arrow.
pressing ctrl+enter opens the search result in a new tab.
pressing shift+enter opens the search result in a new browser window.
pressing → shows a screenshot for the given search result.
This is a fairly new change and was rolled out with Google Instant Search in September 2010.
When typing with suggest, down arrow to select a query and right arrow to select I'm feeling lucky option.
Shortcuts for when you're typing in the search box:
enter will search for exactly what you typed in the search box.
tab will update the query you’ve typed to match the first prediction.
↓ will highlight the next predicted query and show new results.
↓ then enter will search for the highlighted prediction and points out focuses on the first result on the page.
↓ then → will take you to the webpage of your first result just like the "I’m Feeling Lucky" link.
You can open the first link populated by Google search by pressing: tab enter enter
Additionally, after pressing tab enter :
ctrl+enter opens the search result in a new tab.
shift+enter opens the search result in a new browser window.
I quite like http://keyboardr.com/. It's a keyboard(!) based search tool based on Google's search and everything is accessible by keyboard.
This solution works fine on a mac. It's much easier to do if you have a keyboard with numpad.
System preferences >> Accessibility >> Alternate Control Methods. You can configure it to be enabled/disabled with 5 option taps. Alternatively you can also control the cursor with head movements or perform clicks with facial expressions.
Generally speaking The Mac OS has a lot pro keyboard features hidden inside its Accessibility. Some apps have their own accessibility features too.
Just make sure you adjust the cursor speed, etc. Otherwise it's going to be slow.
The previous step can work all by itself, but it's ultimately slow. To accommodate for that, just scroll down using the arrow key.
The good thing is that if you're a little above the link or little below the link, still the cursor will consider that you're clicking on the link i.e. as long as you see the cursor changed to hand button then you should be able click.
And sometimes you might not be on the appropriate layer to scroll, so just try using
cmmd+tab to move around
I suppose Windows has similar accessibility features too, but unfortunately I'm just not much of a Windows user
tab and upon arriving the correct link, just hit