Command Palette

The command palette is a powerful set of tools that give you access to a lot of Parcel functionality right at your fingertips. Launch the command palette at any time by pressing CMD SHIFT P (on Mac) or CTRL SHIFT P (on Windows). You can also launch it by clicking the hamburger menu in the top right of the sidebar. Navigate through the command palette using arrow keys and Enter, the cursor, or keep typing and press Enter when you get to the right result. Results in the command palette are context dependent and may change depending on which page your on.

Up close silent video of the command palette, which lists many possible commands and options. The user scrolls through the list, and then begins to type "Preview". The commands are filtered to only include ones related to the Preview. The user scrolls through this shortened list of options.
Screen recording showing the command palette

You can search for any of the headers in the command palette to be brought to that section.

The command palette lists shortcuts on the right for various commands, which you can use anywhere in the workspace. For a full list of all available shortcuts, see the Shortcuts page.

There are several shortcuts for navigation at the top of the command palette. Selecting any of them will bring you to that specified page.

Silent video of the full Parcel window. The user launches the command palette with the keyboard shortcut, and it appears as a mini window in the center of the screen. The command palette contains a long list of available commands and options. The user navigates to and clicks on the "Open preferences" option, which replaces the command palette window with the Preferences pane. The user closes the Preferences pane and re-opens the command palette. The user clicks on the "Open snippets" option, which redirects the webpage to the Snippets page.
Screen recording showing navigation in the command palette

Known bug: If you launch the command palette while Preferences is open, you won't be able to use it. Press Esc to close the command palette and Esc again to close Preferences.

Workspace

The command palette workspace tools let you easily navigate to an existing file, create a new email/folder, close the editor(s), and copy sharing links.

Up close image of the command palette, with "Workspace" commands in focus. At the top is an editable text field labeled "Type a command or search". Below is a list of options, including: "Go to file", "New Email", "New Folder", "Configure file indentation", "Close editor [OPTION W]", "Close all other editors", "Close all editors", and "Copy public URL to clipboard".
Screenshot showing the workspace commands in the command palette

Preview

The preview section of the command palette gives you access to nearly all of the functionality you can access in the Preview window.

Up close image of the command palette, with "Preview" commands in focus. At the top is an editable text field labeled "Type a command or search". Below is a list of options, including: "Refresh preview [R]","Open preview in new window", "Block images", "Emulate Visual Impairment", "Set Preview Size", "Toggle Preview [SHIFT CMD D]", "Toggle inspect element [CMD SHIFT C]", "Toggle focus mode [CMD SHIFT M]", and "Send a test email".
Screenshot showing the workspace commands in the command palette

If you click "Send Test", it will prompt you for an email address and then send the test email when you press Enter. You can only enter one test email address in the command prompt. If you need to send a test to multiple recipients or to an email group, do so from the Send Test button in the upper right corner.

Up close image of the command palette with the "Send Test" option selected. There is an editable text field labeled "Enter an email address"
Screenshot showing the Send Test function in the command palette

Note: you cannot launch the command palette while the Preview window has mouse focus. Click elsewhere on the editor to release the mouse focus and make the command palette available.

Preferences

The preferences section of the command palette lets you toggle word wrap, and change font size.

Up close image of the command palette, with "Preview" commands in focus. At the top is an editable text field labeled "Type a command or search". Below is a list of options, including: "Toggle word wrap [OPTION Z]", "Increase font size [CMD +]", and "Decrease font size [CMD -]". To the right of each option is
Screenshot showing the Preferences commands in the command palette

Editor Commands

When the editor is in focus, the command palette will launch by default with Editor Commands already in place. If you want other commands, simply back out the Editor Commands in the text box and then search for the command you want. If you want Editor Commands again, begin typing Editor Commands and then press Enter when it comes up.

Up close silent video of the command palette. At the top is an editable text field labeled "Type a command or search". In this the user types "Editor Commands", and then presses Enter. "Editor Commands" is added to a block in the search bar. The list of options below is replaced with a new set of Editor specific commands.
Screen recording showing how to access and hide editor commands
The command palette has many useful editor features. Explore them in the Editor Commands section.