I only just discovered today, the community plugin “Core Search Assistant” can navigate search results via keyboard, with shortcuts you can remap. (ctrl+N and ctrl+P by default. ctrl+enter to open the note.)
It can also show card previews of your search results, which is pretty cool for seeing context, including images!
Seconding this! It would make my workflow so much more efficient! Plus maybe an option to have a little pop-out preview of each one and then actually open it and put the cursor at the bottom of that note when enter is pressed. That way people wouldn’t accidentally switch to the wrong note.
Because I access my notes in another apps primarily through searching, I got used to navigating my search results by arrow keys and Enter so much, that searching in an app, which does not support it feels SOO WEIRD .
Pressing tab after a search via ctrl + shift + F moves the cursor to the header of the leftmost panel (I believe). I would expect it to move to the search results so that it is possible to navigate between them with up & down keys.
While we’re asking for stuff, it’d be nice if after tabbing from the search to the results, tab from the search results went to the editor pane with the edit cursor on the current search result (if in edit mode).
It’d also be nice if there were a hotkey that jumped me back in the pane with the selection where I left it, so I could continue to arrow down.
I actually use the searches for file navigation in my rapid logging journal, launched from a page of search URL scheme links that I have parked in the left sidebar.
So I have a link to a regex search that displays the list of all unhandled tasks in that journal, for example, and I walk down it at the end of the day. In my ideal world that’d be with a keyboard, bouncing back and forth to the file it’s found (the only file currently tagged #Journal).
Right now nothing about search is keyboard capable, and I have to actually make sure I click on the right line, etc. Tab twice actually does take you to the editor, but nothing moves your cursor so you’ll end up modifying some line offscreen.
I came from nvAlt where this flow worked really well, and I’d love to reproduce it more easily here.
On a side note, being able to put a note in the sidebar as a tab is a lifesaver now that there are search URIs and embeds. You can roll your own saved search tabs now, either driving the real one or displaying inline. That solves one of the huge problems I had using Obsidian, so I’m really happy to have that functionality now.