In May 2020, Google released Lighthouse 6.0. If you’re unfamiliar with the tool, Lighthouse is an automated website auditing tool used by SEOs, developers, and UX designers. It helps people like me with opportunities and diagnostics to improve the user experience of our client sites. Lighthouse powers many Google services, including web.dev/measure and PageSpeed Insights. You’ll also find it in Chrome DevTools, npm (as a Node module and a CLI), or as a browser extension (in Chrome and Firefox).
If you’re like me and want to see all the new shiny bells and whistles, I’ve provided a few simple keystrokes to quickly reveal the updated panel with the Command menu:
- Press Control+Shift+J (or Command+Option+J on Mac) to open DevTools.
- Press Control+Shift+P (or Command+Shift+P on Mac) to open the Command menu.
- Start typing “Lighthouse”.
- Press Enter.
Regardless of what you do next, be sure to read all of what’s new in Lighthouse 6.0 to learn about all the goodies inside.