How to return active focus to the list?

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    Duncan

    In the Web UI, you can get into this "where is my text insertion cursor?" situation if you Ctrl+; and return "Home".

    I've found that if you then press Esc twice, you get your cursor back in the main editing area.

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    Dustin G

    Yes, but pressing ESC again, will clear your search. I'm looking for a solution to this as well. When I type in the search box, how do I use the keyboard to place my curser back in the search results? Thanks.

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    BEN CROWL

    From the search box you can press TAB to return to the list, but this does lose your place in the list.

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    william griffiths

    I have a similar question but this is what I want. It's such bad UX that I'm going to describe it in bug report fashion.  This is for mac desktop: 

    • Be at some location A in the list
    • Use CMD-K to open search
    • Type in search term, use arrow keys to select the match I want
    • See that the list view now is focused on the location I selected (good)
    • expected behavior: I should now have my cursor in the list, so I can continue to operate using keyboard alone
    • actual behavior: I have to move my hand to the mouse and click inside the list to get my cursor there

    What I want, overall, is to do the following operation using only my keyboard:

    • Jump quickly to a certain spot in the list, using search
    • Enter information there

    This operation is not possible as far as I can tell. Ouch

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hey Luke, 

    thank you for the bug-report-type write-up!

    I will log this to get looked at in due course...

     

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    rawbytz

    In Windows (desktop and Chrome) the Jump Menu puts focus on the first child... if the target has no children, it gets focus. 

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    andy

    Same problem for me on the Mac desktop. And I agree with the other users in this thread = it's a pretty big deal. (though maybe you need to be a keyboard user to really understand that?)  Whenever I use Esc or Jump (Cmd-K) to navigate, I need to use the mouse to get a cursor back on the list.  Requesting a mouse-free solution for this.

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