It’s not every day that a new pattern emerges across the web, but I think
k is here to stay. It’s a keyboard shortcut that usually pops open a search UI and it lets you toggle settings on or off, such as dark mode. And lots of apps support it now—Slack, Notion, Linear, and Sentry (my current gig) are the ones that I’ve noticed lately, but I’m sure tons of others have started picking up on this pattern.
Speaking of which, this looks like a great project:
kbar is a fully extensible command+k interface for your site
My only hope is that more websites and applications start to support it in the future—with kbar being a great tool to help spread the good word about this shortcut.