# How do I make the spacebar menu display nodes in the Node Editor?

(using Blender 2.79b)

Almost invariably, when I watch a video on Cycles material nodes, they have an ability to hit spacebar, then type the name of a node to add that node to the editor. For example, Space+ramp pops up a Color Ramp node. An example of this is shown below:

When I try this, though, all I get is this:

Googling told me about a plugin called "Dynamic Context Menu," but that does not allow the desired type-and-select functionality.

To clarify, I can add nodes with Shift+A and hunting through the menus that way; I simply want to have this much more efficient way of accessing them.

• There is keymapping which makes it possible, see gist.github.com/bitinn/…. It is possible to grab only that functionality from the keymap as well if the rest is unconvinient (or just create one yourself as in the answer below) – Mr Zak Jul 26 '18 at 22:25

If you wish to add an even more direct shortcut to this functionality, go to the User Preferences ⎈ Ctrl⎇ AltU. Scroll down to the Node Editor and add a new shortcut. Assign a key combination to it and enter node.add_search into the identifier field.