A few months ago, Slack user Ben van Enckevort posted a neat demo: an omni-box for Slack. We loved the idea and were inspired to build a version of our own.
We call it the Quick-Switcher. It lets you jump to any conversation in Slack with just a few keystrokes. You can open the Quick-Switcher with these keyboard shortcuts:
- ⌘+K (Mac browsers)
- Ctrl+K (Windows and Linux browsers)
- ⌘+T (Mac app — ⌘+K also works here)
Then use ↑ and ↓ arrow keys or tab to navigate the list, and return to select.
To open a channel or group, just start typing its name:
To open a direct message with a member of your team, type their name:
You can even switch to other teams that you’re currently signed in to:
We hope this makes getting around Slack just a bit quicker and easier for you. So far people seem to like it:
Keep on Slackin’!
P.S. If you have ideas to make the Quick-Switcher better, let us know! You can tweet to us @SlackHQ or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.