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 as well as 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
Command + K (or
Control + K on Windows), or click the lightning bolt in the top right of the editor toolbar, from the workspace or 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 the quick menu in Pitch does not only focus on the keyboard. It contains keyboard shortcuts and 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:
Go to workspace:
Workspace settings (workspace owner only)
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:
Horizontal bar chart
Stacked area chart
Stacked bar chart
Stacked horizontal bar chart
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)
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).
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:
⌘ + Shift + M
Set slide status:
Alt + S
Alt + T
Jump to slide:
Export to PDF
💡 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.