Work smarter with Quick Navigator
Quick Navigator allows you to swiftly access your channels, analytics, composer or any frequently visited pages using just your keyboard! Using our Quick Navigator and shortcuts, you can do things like search your channels, open the Ideas composer, or hop from Publishing to Analytics, all with a few strokes of the keyboard.
This article contains the following sections:
Accessing Quick Navigator
- Use [CMD]/[CTRL] + [k] to open the Quick Navigator.
- Type your search in the field. We will show matching results as soon as you start typing.
- Navigate the results with your up and down cursor keys.
- Run the command by pressing [ENTER]/[RETURN] on your keyboard.
Jump between pages with nested commands
While commands might be enough for some, they weren't for us. That's why we created commands within commands (a.k.a. nested commands). Feel free to watch this 20-second video or read the steps below.
For example, you may want to directly jump to the Drafts tab in a specific channel. To do this from the Quick Navigator, follow these steps:
- Open the Quick Navigator using [CMD/CTRL] + [k] and type your channel name,
- Use your up and down arrows to highlight your desired channel,
- Press [TAB] to see the options available to you and select one by clicking or using your up/down arrows + [RETURN/ENTER].
- To easily navigate to any of your social channel queues, type "channels" to see a list.
- To quickly see all channels for a certain network, type the network name, e.g. "Facebook".
While using the Quick Navigator, you'll see keyboard shortcuts displayed for certain commands.
Take note of these keyboard shortcuts so you can run commands without even opening the Quick Navigator. For example, from anywhere in Buffer, use "ga" to have Buffer speedily pop you into your Analytics tab (ga = go to analytics).
You'll find a list of shortcuts below in the full command list.
Full Command List
Before using a command under the "What to type" column, ensure your Quick Navigator is open by using [CMD]/[CTRL] + [k]. You can use any of the "Shortcut" commands without the Quick Navigator.
|Action desired||What to type||Shortcut||Action taken|
|Go to a channel's queue||Channel name||Takes you to that channel's queue|
|Create a new Post||"Create post"||np||Opens the composer within your Publishing tab|
|Create a new Idea||"Create idea"||ni||Takes you to the ideas composer within your Create tab|
|Connect a channel or manage your channels||
|nc||Takes you to the Channel connection area within your Account area|
|Open your Analytics tab||"Analyze"||ga||Takes you to the Analytics tab|
|Open your Engagement tab||"Engagement"||ge||Takes you to the Engagement tab|
|Open your Publishing tab||"Publishing"||gp||Takes you to the Publishing tab|
|Open your Start Page editor||"Start Page"||gs||Takes you to the Start Page editor|
|View all of your ideas||"Ideas"||gi||Takes you to the Create tab to see all of your ideas|
|Visit the Calendar view||"Schedule"||gc||Opens your Calendar view|
|Submit a feature request||"Feedback Feature"||Opens Buffer | Feature Request Form in a new tab|
|Visit the Help Center||
|Opens Buffer's Help Center in new tab|
|View our latest feature improvements||"Whats new"||Opens https://buffer.com/whats-new in a new tab|
|Get in touch||
|Opens the help widget in the lower right-hand corner|
|View all of the channels of a certain social network (i.e., all of your Instagram channels)||Type the social network name||Shows all channels of that network type|
|View all of your channels||"channel"||Lists all of the channels you have connected to Buffer|
|See your billing information, such as invoices, plan, and next payment amount||
|Lands you in the Billing page within your Account area|
|Change your email or password, or delete your Buffer account||
|Sends you to your Account page|
|Dismiss a comment in the Engagement tab||While in the Engagement tab, use CTRL/CMD+D||Dismisses the comment you're on|
|Go back to the previous comment within the Engagement tab||While in the Engagement tab, use the up key||Takes you to the previous comment|
|Go to the next comment within the Engagement tab||While in the Engagement tab, use the down key||Takes you to the next comment|