We considered a lot of ways to make the control panel more flexible and customizable without adding a lot of complexity or bloat. Having an easy to understand UI is critical for new users and content managers.
We decided that one of the most effective UX patterns was the "Favorite". Much like you can bookmark favorites in your browser, you can now favorite your most useful screens in the control panel. You will see them listed by focusing the search box, either by clicking or pressing the
/ shortcut key.
Create new blog posts frequently? Managing permissions often? Pin the screen and quickly jump to it with
Favorites will be unique to each user, but you can also configure default favorites for your site. We like this feature a lot, and hope you will too.