Help! My cursor vanished and I can’t type into Launchpad (macOS)

I stole this from somewhere on the internets, but I’ll repeat it here:

  1. Launch Launchpad
  2. Press the tab key about 20 times in succession.
  3. Eventually the cursor will re-appear in the search field and you will be able to type-to-search an app like Jobs intended.
  4. Njoi.