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. "Twitter".
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.