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10.4: Select Spotlight's top hit via a shortcut System 10.4
Tiger only hintWhen searching with the Spotlight Command-Space drop down menu, here's a quick way to select the top hit. Just hold the Command button down after searching, and Spotlight will select the top hit item, and you can then hit return to select and activate it. This is much easier than having to hit the down arrow to select the top hit.

[robg adds: In addition to choosing the Top Hit, you can use Command plus the arrow keys to quickly jump between the first hit in each category (Applications, Documents, Folders, etc.). Command-down and Command-up make it very simple to jump between the various categories of results...]
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10.4: Select Spotlight's top hit via a shortcut
Authored by: ig88 on May 03, '05 03:27:35PM

also, holding command and arrow up or down, takes you to the first and last line in each chunk. good hold over from butler. although using both is the best of both worlds.

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10.4: Select Spotlight's top hit via a shortcut
Authored by: osxpounder on Apr 06, '06 02:47:29PM

And CTRL-Up Arrow or CTRL-Down Arrow takes you to the top, or bottom, of the drop-down menu list, respectively.

If you choose "Show All", the resulting Finder-like window lets you use Cmd-Down to open a selected item, as in a normal Finder window. Cmd-Opt-Down works normally, too: it will open the selected item and simultaneously close the results window.

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