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Navigate Pitch faster using the quick menu
Create presentations in no time with powerful shortcuts and commands.
Verena Kuhn avatar
Written by Verena Kuhn
Updated over a week ago

If you appreciate efficiency, you'll love our quick menu. You can add and edit content, collaborate with others, and search and manage your workspace by using powerful keyboard shortcuts and commands.

You can read the instructions on this page or watch the short video below to learn how to access the quick menu and how to use it to edit slides and manage collaboration.

🎓 This video is part of our introduction series. Watch all videos on the Pitch Academy channel on YouTube.

Access the quick menu

Simply type Command + K (or Control + K on Windows), click the magnifying glass in the top right of your workspace, or click the lightning bolt in the top right of the editor toolbar while editing a presentation.

What is the quick menu?

You might be familiar with command palettes or command centers from tools like Superhuman, Slack, and Linear. Keyboard-first interactions are also popular in the gaming industry, but while the quick menu in Pitch does contain keyboard shortcuts, it also helps you find other actions faster, like changing the status of a slide or inserting a text block.

You’ll find several single-letter shortcuts and submenus in our quick menu. Single-letter shortcuts allow you to leave your other hand on the mouse, and are faster to use than a combination of two or more keys. Submenus offer filtered lists to give you the most relevant options for an action. For example, when you press S, you will see a submenu with all available shapes you can add.

Now, here’s a selection of what you can do from the quick menu.

From the workspace dashboard:

  • New presentation: N

  • Import presentation

  • Go to workspace: G

  • Open folder

  • Open presentation: O

  • Create template: T

  • Create folder: F

  • Create private folder

  • Account settings

  • Workspace settings (workspace owner only) or Workspace members

  • Invite users

  • Download desktop app

From a workspace folder:

  • New presentation: Cmd + K and select Create blank presentation

  • Open a new presentation: Shift + N

While editing a presentation:

Add new slides and blocks to your presentation

When you’re working in the editor, you’ll most likely want to add some content. Try out these options first:

  • New Slide: N

  • Headline: H

  • Normal text: T

  • Small text

  • Image: I

  • Shape: S

  • List: L

  • Title

  • Subheadline

  • Area chart

  • Bar chart

  • Horizontal bar chart

  • Line chart

  • Pie chart

  • Stacked area chart

  • Stacked bar chart

  • Stacked horizontal bar chart

  • Table

Position your images

If you open the quick menu while an image is selected, you'll be able position your image using these options:

  • Use as background

  • Position it to half of the slide (left half, right half, top half, bottom half, center)

  • Position it to one third of the slide (left third, right third, top third, bottom third, center third vertical, middle third horizontal)

  • Replace image

  • Reorder blocks (bring to front, send to back)

Use submenus to add shapes and lists

Some content types — like shapes and lists — have their own submenu that you can bring up through a single-key shortcut. For instance, if you're working on a slide and would like to insert a bullet list, press L to bring up the list submenu, and then B to add the right list type (in this case, a bulleted list).

  • Rectangle: S then R

  • Circle: S then C

  • Line: S then L

  • Arrow: S then A

  • Diamond: S then D

  • Star: S then S

  • Triangle: S then T

  • Bullet List: L then B

  • Numbered List: L then N

  • Check list: L then C

Navigate and collaborate faster

In addition to adding content, you can navigate your account, open other presentations, and use collaboration features using the quick menu:

  • Go to dashboard

  • Go to workspace: G

  • Open folder

  • Open presentation: O

  • Enter the player ⌘ + Shift + F

  • Add comment: ⌘ + Shift + M

  • Set slide status: !

    • To do: T

    • In progress: I

    • Done: D

  • Assign to: A

  • Apply style: Alt + T

  • Jump to slide: J

  • Export to PDF

  • Hide live cursors

💡 Searching for a specific presentation? The fastest way is to type the title into the quick menu, either from the dashboard or the editor, to find and open it in a new tab.

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