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As a designer and a developer I find there's an area where design apps could really learn something from code editors. There's a trend in recent code editors to use a Command Pallet (⇧⌘P) which allows you to type anything and find/invoke anything. It's great for quickly getting to hidden things. For me, Affinity apps packed with a power and you have to hide some of those options (if not most) to make the user interface, well... usable. A Command Palette could really help users to find and use different aspect of apps without having to dig around the user interface.

Some example use cases:

  1.  find and open any palettes
  2. show/hide studio panels
  3. run macros
  4. open a specific preference
  5. run commands that don't have keyboard shortcuts

Take a look at how code editors (like VS Code, Atom, Sublime Text) are using them to get some ideas.

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