Perch 2.4 introduced an option on the Settings page called Ctrl-E to Edit. Once switched on, this enables you to browse your site, and then hit the Ctrl-E key combination to jump right into the Perch edit screen for the current page.
This is a good timesaver, and a nice alternative to browsing through your site hierarchy in the Pages list.
Enabling Ctrl-E to Edit
There are two things you need to do to have this working:
- Enable the option on the Settings page
A note on how the security works
This all might sound alarming. Don’t worry – this doesn’t change the security of your site.
Perch and Runway define a number of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to more efficiently navigate around the control panel. They’re not necessary, but can speed up your workflow once you learn a few.
Most of the keyboard shortcuts aren’t enabled by default. You need to switch them on under Settings by checking the box alongside “Enable keyboard shortcuts”.
The excption is the default save shortcut, which is always enabled on pages with forms. To submit the current form, use
Cmd-S on a Mac and
Ctrl-S on Windows.
The following navigational shortcuts are available once shortcuts are enabled. They are all multiple key sequences starting with
g for _go_. To jump to the page listing, for example, you would press the
g key followed by the
Shortcuts are disabled while using a form field.
|Key sequence||Navigates to|
||Category sets (T for taxonomy)|
||Collections listing (Runway)|
||Routes listing (Runway)|
||Master pages listing|