Navigating Search Results with Keyboard

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Beck
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Navigating Search Results with Keyboard

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Hi all,

I'm using Scrivener to write and the ⌘Y icon to go back and forth from Bookends to enter citations.

I figured out that when I first get into Bookends after typing ⌘Y, I can press TAB to activate the search without using my mouse. Is there a mouseless way to jump down to the search results and navigate them? I can imagine a scenario, when I only need one citation, that doing so would make the whole interaction quite seamless.

Thanks,
Beck

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Which search? Online? Live Search field? Find?

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I mean the search in the top right and the search result lists. I've attached an annotated screenshot.
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Hm, a tab used to do it but that was apparently lost when the new toolbar was added. I'll look into that.

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👍 Thanks, Jon!

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It turns out that it's currently not possible. To make it so would take much more work than you'd imagine, so it's something I wouldn't undertake lightly, but I'll keep it in mind.

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Thanks for the update, Jon. The floating citation manager allows for a mouseless experience, so there are alternatives to keep one's hands on 10 and 2, so to speak.

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Post by Joel Anderson »

+1 for this. While you're at it: I'm having trouble using AppleScript (or Keyboard Maestro) to access the contextual menu. Below is the AppleScript that ought to work, but it doesn't.

tell application "System Events"
tell application process frontApp
set _selection to value of attribute "AXFocusedUIElement"
tell _selection to perform action "AXShowMenu"
end tell
end tell

My use case is that I want to use a keyboard shortcut to "Rename Attachment…" for whatever item is focal in Bookends. I do this constantly, and I'd like to be able to do it with a keyboard shortcut.

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Please don't hijack threads, start a new one. And you'll probably have more luck posting in the AppleScript section of this forum.

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