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CommandBar
August 24, 2021

Command shortcuts are highlighted when searched

Command shortcuts take seconds to set up and give users a quick way to execute commands without first opening the CommandBar. Sometimes, users don't understand how shortcuts work, so they'll try searching for a command by its shortcut.

To let them know how shortcuts work, we'll now show a tooltip when a user searches for a command by keyboard shortcut.

There's no "right" way to use a keyboard shortcut though; if your users prefer to start every command with command/ctrl+k and then searching by shortcut, they can do that too :) Searching for a keyboard shortcut will now always show the command whose shortcut matches the query at the top of the results list.

How can I turn this on? 🛠

If you don't already use shortcuts, all you need is to add a shortcut to one of your commands!

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CommandBar
August 20, 2021

Tags for matches on searchable fields

When you use CommandBar for content search (using quickfind), you can let users search for an object by any field by making the fields searchable. This makes it easy for users to discover content they're interested in.

Now, when a user's query matches a searchable field, we'll show a nicely styled tag letting the user know what field their query matches!

Let's break down the screenshot above.

Configuration:

  • "companies" is a context record with quickfind turned on. Data might be supplied locally or via backend search.
  • The field "contact" is a searchable field for the record.

User experience:

  • The user's query ("Michael") matches the "Contact" field value one of the company records ("Michael Scott")
  • We show the search field ("Contact") in a tag and also display the searchable field value that matches the user's query ("Michael Scott")

How can I turn this on? 🛠

If you already have a quickfind record with searchable fields, you are good to go!

If you do not, here is how you can give your users this experience:

  • Click into one of your context records
  • Turn quickfind on
  • Add a searchable field
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CommandBar
August 19, 2021

New feedback modal

We redesigned the interface your users can use to give you feedback from CommandBar! Hopefully the fresher look makes it so fun to give feedback that your users give you even more :)

How can I turn this on? 🛠

By default, when a user's query does not return any search results, they are prompted to provide feedback. Additionally, at any point a user can click on the chat bubble icon in the bottom right of CommandBar to reach the feedback interface.

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Editor
July 30, 2021

Editor performance upgrade

The Editor used to occasionally experience slight delays on load, especially if you had more than 50 commands set up. Now, it loads before you can even think about it loading.

Happy editing!

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Dashboard
July 25, 2021

Introducing the Users table!

Want to know how many users are using your CommandBar? Curious about individual user activity? Only interested in a specific group of users? We've got you covered! We are thrilled to introduce the very first version of the Users table.

What powers does the Users Table give my team?

There are three things you and your team can do with the Users table.

1. Summary of your users: A funnel showing you how many users CommandBar has seen, all the way down to how many users are using CommandBar frequently.

2. User-specific data: number of executions, deadends; when we first/last saw the user

3. Easy user filtering: use the button on the top right to filter users based on metadata you provide. For example, you can use the filter to show only users from your production environment, or a single customer organization.

Please let us know if there are other features you'd like to see here!

How can I turn this on? 🛠

Check out your Users Table at https://app.commandbar.com/analytics/users!

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Editor
July 12, 2021

Editor re-design 🧑‍🎨

The Editor has a new look, with a new coat of paint on almost every scren. Beyond making the Editor look amazing, there are two core principles that guided this effort:

  • Make the Editor more intuitive for new editors
  • Make the Editor easier to use for those curating a lot of commands

Bunched in with this re-design, we changed the command detail view to make command settings easier to find and adjust. For example, some of our previously nestled settings (e.g., shortcuts) are now un-nested.

How can I turn this on? 🛠

Open the Editor and take the new version for a spin. Let us know what you think!

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