I want to see the contents of a file with just a keyboard click.

When I click on the file explorer in the sidebar with the mouse, the contents of the file are displayed in the pane for that file.
I would like to do this using only keyboard operation, but I am unable to do so.
The image used is the operation of Notes on a mac.
I am using a mac. Is there a way to do this?

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The Quick Explorer plugin will help.

Obsidian’s in-app file explorer is pretty flexible, but it’s almost 100% mouse-driven and not at all keyboard-friendly.
Enter Quick Explorer. It’s menu-based and keyboard-friendly, stays out of your way when you aren’t using it, and makes it super-easy to navigate from either the vault root or current folder, without needing to scroll through or collapse a zillion other folders to find what you’re looking for. You can even search by name within a folder, just by typing.


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