Open link under current find result when using the "find in page" feature
still_dreaming_1 last edited by Pesala
Often times when using any given web browser, if I know the exact text displayed for a link, but I don't know exactly where it is, rather than to visually hunt and peck with the mouse, I prefer to use the find in page feature (via a keyboard shortcut), type the text displayed with the link, and then hit Ctrl+Enter to open the link (that works in Chromium). I could not find any key combination to follow a highlighted or found link.
Is there something I am missing or any way I can customize Vivaldi to do this? Further justification: If this sounds like it is not a useful feature to you, I would like to explain what I like about it. It is a very natural thing to do entirely from the keyboard. You need to use the keyboard to use the find in page feature (as far as I know). Even if there is some way to use that feature without the keyboard, it makes more sense to use the keyboard to use it since you will have to use the keyboard to type what you want to find anyway, thereby requiring you to move your fingers to the keyboard if they were not already there.
Once you type what you are looking for, this text is already highlighted and found, and your fingers are already on the keyboard, so it makes sense to have the option to use the keyboard to open that link rather than move a hand to the mouse, move the cursor to the link and click it. At that point you may even want to move your hand back to the keyboard to use the find in page feature again. But if your hand never left the keyboard, you could navigate through multiple links until you arrive where you want without having to go back and forth between the keyboard and the mouse.
@still_dreaming_1 The reason the highlighted found link won't open is because the Find in Page toolbar still has focus.
Press Escape to close the Find in Page toolbar, then press Enter to open the link in the same tab, or Shift+Enter to open it in a new tab, or Ctrl+Enter to open it in a new background tab.
If this old bug were fixed it would help with a repeated search, but not with an initially typed search.
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