Follow a link with the keyboard


I’d like a way to follow links (external URLs) using the keyboard. For example, navigate the cursor to the link and hit a keyboard shortcut, and a new browser tab opens. Currently, I have to move the cursor away from the link, switch to the mouse, and click on the link to do this.

This is related to Is there a 'Follow Link' shortcut of some kind possible?.


This would be super-helpful, and I actually had a similar suggestion, but with a URL globe icon or something equivalent, to make the URL clickable once you’re in a note, or editing an item.

Just as an example, in TextMate this is Fn-Enter, when your cursor is anywhere on the URL. Perhaps we could use Ctrl-Enter as a close equivalent.

In Sublime Text, this missing functionality was finally added via a plugin.