If you think of it like that then what is the need for keyboard shortcuts altogether? Why have ⌘+H to go to home when you can achieve the same by clicking on the “E” icon right?
I’m not suggesting that keyboard shortcuts are not useful - in my example above, I mention that the search bar can be focused on with Ctrl + G. I’m all for improving productivity, but my question is how is this better than what’s already existing with the keyboard shortcuts and the awesomebar?
Who sets these navigation codes? If its multiple users, what happens when codes clash with each other? Users would need to remember the ever-increasing codes, instead of just searching for what they need. That just seems like an unnecessary cognitive load.
Wouldn’t a customizable sidebar be a better option, wherein individual users could quickly configure and navigate to whatever path they want with a single click?