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I'll admit it, I'm a coder, a keyboard guy, a sublime text typing junkie; but I love Alteryx. Currently if I open a new workflow and start typing what happens? nothing... Wa wa. Now lets imagine I'm already pretty familiar with Alteryx and I'm 5 moves ahead of my click and drag.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if I could click a whitespace and start typing? Typing would bring up a context menu search with tools found by the search (similar to the "search all tools" in the upper left corner, but next to the cursor, and vertical). I could continue typing until one tool was left or select a tool using my cursor keys. Hitting 'Enter' would insert the tool where I had originally clicked and open another tool search window, selecting the next tool would automagically connect the two and on down the line (if multiple leg outputs exist for the tool the context menu would appear allowing me to select the leg I want it to connect to, hitting Enter would again bring up the tool search...
Now get this, go back to just after my first search... if instead of Enter I hit the "Tab" key, boom, it would take me to the configuration panel and allow me to fill in/tab through the configuration. Hit enter again and I'm off to the races with another tool search.
All you click and draggers don't lose any functionality, and we keyboarders can swiftly race through development with ease. How about that? (the standard syntax check/path validation would need to be paused to keep development quick until I clicked again on the workflow which would execute the Rapid development mode.)