YouTrack InCloud 7.0 Help

Keyboard Shortcuts

YouTrack is a keyboard-centric application and provides enough keyboard support to let you forget about using the mouse in most cases. For almost any operation you need to do, whether it's creating, editing or navigating between issues, commenting, changing attributes — YouTrack provides a shortcut.

These shortcuts are mapped to keys on a keyboard with a functional layout for English. Keys that differ for US and UK variants are not mapped to any shortcuts. If your keyboard has a visual layout for a different language, you can switch the language preference for your operating system to English and use these shortcuts with the default mapping. Alternatively, an administrator can customize the keyboard shortcuts for your YouTrack server. For more information, see Customize Keyboard Shortcuts.

The shortcuts on this page are grouped by the context where they can be applied when you work with issues in YouTrack.

Issues List

Use these shortcuts to select and update issues that are displayed in the issue list. Note the differences between one or more issues that are selected in the list and the current issue. The current issue is the single issue that is highlighted in the list. Selected issues have a check mark in the checkbox.

Windows ShortcutMac ShortcutDescription
EscEscToggle focus from the search box to the issues list.
Deselect all selected issues.
Down ArrowDown ArrowMove from the search box to the first issue in the list.
Set focus to the issue below the current issue.
Up ArrowUp ArrowMove from the first issue in the list to the search box.
Set focus to the issue above the current issue.
EndEndGo to the last issue on the page.
HomeHomeGo to the first issue on the page.
Ctrl + Right Arrow + Right ArrowGo to the next page.
Ctrl + Left Arrow + Left ArrowGo to the previous page.
Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow + Shift + Right ArrowGo to the last page of the issues list.
Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow + Shift + Left ArrowGo to the first page of the issues list.
Right ArrowRight ArrowExpand the detail for the current issue in the list.
Left ArrowLeft ArrowCollapse the detail for the current issue in the list.
SpacebarSpace barToggle the selection of the current issue.
Shift + Up ArrowShift + Up ArrowToggle the selection of the current issue and move to the next issue above the current issue in the list .
Use to select or deselect multiple issues in the list.
Shift + DownShift + DownToggle the selection of the current issue and move to the next issue below the current issue in the list.
Use to select or deselect multiple issues in the list.
Ctrl + A + ASelect or deselect all of the issues in the list.
F2F2Open the current issue in edit mode. Use to update the issue project, summary, description, or visibility.
Ctrl + Shift + BackspaceControl + Shift + DeleteToggle the visibility of the sidebar.
Ctrl + Shift + )Control + Shift + )Add or remove the star tag for the current issue.
Ctrl + Shift + !Control + Shift + !Open or close your personal list of Saved Searches and Tags.
Ctrl + C + CSelect the issue ID of the current issue. Repeat this action to copy the issue ID to the clipboard.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + COption + Shift + + CSelect the issue ID of the current issue. Repeat this action to select the issue ID and summary. Repeat again to deselect all.
EnterReturn or EnterOpen the current issue in full page view.
Ctrl + Alt + InsertControl + Option + InsertOpen the New Issue page to create a subtask of the current issue.
Ctrl + Alt + AControl + Option + AOpen a dialog to locate and attach a file to the current issue.
Ctrl + Alt + CControl + Option + COpen the Apply Command dialog to apply the comment command. The comment is either added to the current issue or to all selected issues.
Ctrl + Alt + J or any letterControl + Option + J or any letterOpen the Apply Command dialog. The specified command is either applied to the current issue or all selected issues.
Ctrl + Alt + KControl + Option + KApply the most recent command to all of the issues that are selected in the list.
Ctrl + Alt + V or
Ctrl + Alt + S
Control + Option + VOpen a dialog to upload an image file to the image editor.
Ctrl + V + VAttach an image from the clipboard to the current issue.
Ctrl + Alt + Equal SignControl + Option + Equal SignIncrease the level of issue detail.
Ctrl + Alt + Minus SignControl + Option + Minus SignDecrease level of issue detail.
Ctrl + Shift + ? or
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Plus Sign
Control + Option + Shift + Plus SignToggle the default setting to expand or collapse exception stack traces. Works only when the current issue contains a stack trace in the description and is expanded in the list.
Alt + InsertOption + InsertOpen the New Issue page.
DeleteDeleteDelete the current issue or all selected issues.
Ctrl + SlashOption + SlashView keyboard shortcuts.

Full Page View

Use these shortcuts to create and edit issues in full page view.

Windows ShortcutMac ShortcutDescription
Ctrl + Up Arrow + Up ArrowReturn to the issues list.
Ctrl + Right Arrow + Right ArrowGo to the next issue in the search results.
Ctrl + Left Arrow + Left ArrowGo to the previous issue in the search results.
Ctrl + Shift + CControl + Shift + CSelect the Comments tab.
Ctrl + Shift + HControl + Shift + HSelect the History tab.
Ctrl + Shift + LControl + Shift + LSelect the Linked Issues tab.
F2F2Open the issue in edit mode. Use to update the issue project, summary, description, or visibility.
Ctrl + C + CSelect the issue ID of the current issue. Repeat this action to copy the issue ID to the clipboard.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + COption + Shift + + CSelect the issue ID. Repeat this action to select the issue ID and summary. Repeat again to deselect all.
Ctrl + Alt + InsertControl + Option + InsertOpen the New Issue page to create a subtask for the issue.
Ctrl + Alt + AControl + Option + AOpen a dialog to locate and attach a file to the issue.
Ctrl + Alt + CControl + Option + CAdd comment.
Ctrl + Alt + J or any letterControl + Option + J or any letterOpen the Apply Command dialog.
Ctrl + Alt + KControl + Option + KApply the most recent command to the issue.
Ctrl + Alt + V or
Ctrl + Alt + S
Control + Option + VOpen a dialog to upload an image file to the image editor.
Ctrl + V + VAttach an image from the clipboard to the issue.
Ctrl + Enter + ReturnSubmit changes.
Ctrl + Shift + !Control + Shift + !Open or close your personal list of Saved Searches and Tags.
Ctrl + Shift + ? or
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Plus Sign
Control + Option + Shift + Plus SignToggle the default setting to expand or collapse exception stack traces.
BackspaceDeleteReturn to the issues list.
Alt + InsertOption + InsertOpen the New Issue page.
Ctrl + SlashOption + SlashView keyboard shortcuts.

Apply Command Dialog

Use these shortcuts to apply commands to one or more issues.

Windows ShortcutMac ShortcutDescription
Ctrl + SpacebarControl + Space barShow suggestions.
EnterReturnApply command.
Ctrl + EnterControl + Return or EnterApply command.
Ctrl + Shift + EnterControl + Shift + ReturnApply command silently. Notifications for related changes are not sent.
EscEscCancel the command and close the Apply Command dialog.
Ctrl + SlashOption + SlashView keyboard shortcuts.

Search Box

Use these shortcuts to set your search context and execute a search request.

Windows ShortcutMac ShortcutDescription
Shift + TabShift + TabSwitch to the Search Contect drop-down menu.
Ctrl + SpacebarCtrl + SpacebarShow suggestions.
EnterReturn or EnterSubmit the search request.
Ctrl + SlashOption + SlashView keyboard shortcuts.

Agile Boards

Use these shortcuts to work with issues that are represented as cards and swimlanes on an agile board.

  • When you add a new card or open a card in view or edit mode, you can use the keyboard shortcuts that work in full page view.
  • The backlog is a list of issues that match a saved search. When you view the backlog, you can use the keyboard shortcuts that work in the issues list.
Windows ShortcutMac ShortcutDescription
Ctrl + Alt + J, or any letterControl + Option + J, or any letterOpen the Apply Command dialog.
EscEscSwitch between the board and the search box.
Deselect all selected cards.
SpacebarSpace barToggle the selection of the current card.
F2F2Open the current card in edit mode.
F3F3Open the current card in view mode.
F4F4Edit the estimation for the current card.
DeleteDeleteRemove selected cards from the sprint.
Left ArrowLeft ArrowSet focus to the card on the left.
Right ArrowRight ArrowSet focus to the card on the right.
Up ArrowUp ArrowSet focus to the card above the current card.
Down ArrowDown ArrowSet focus to the card above the current card.
HomeHomeSet focus to the first card that is visible on the board.
EndEndSet focus to the last card that is visible on the board.
Ctrl + Left Arrow + Left ArrowMove the current card to the left.
Ctrl + Right Arrow + Right ArrowMove the current card to the right.
Ctrl + Up Arrow + Up ArrowMove the current card up.
Ctrl + Down Arrow + Down ArrowMove the current card down.
Ctrl + MControl + MAssign the current card to the yourself (on new agile board).
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + InsertControl + Option + Shift + NCreate a new swimlane.
Ctrl + Shift + |Control + Shift + |Expand or collapse all swimlanes.
Ctrl + Alt + AControl + Option + AOpen a dialog to locate and attach a file.
Alt + InsertControl + NAdd a card to the board.
Ctrl + Alt + InsertCtrl + Option + NCreate a subtask for the current card.
Ctrl + Shift + BackspaceControl + Shift + DeleteToggle backlog visibility.
TabTabSelect the next custom field in the current card.
Shift + TabShift + TabSelect the previous custom field in the current card.
Ctrl + SlashControl + SlashView keyboard shortcuts.

Dashboard

Use these shortcuts to view, create, and update dashboards.

Windows ShortcutMac ShortcutDescription
Ctrl + Enter + Return or EnterSave widget.
Alt + Insert or
Ctrl + Alt + N
Control + Option + NOpen the Add widget menu.
Alt + Shift + NAlt + Shift + NCreate new dashboard.
Shift + Left ArrowShift + Left ArrowView previous dashboard.
Shift + Right ArrowShift + Right ArrowView next dashboard.
Shift + Down ArrowShift + Down ArrowOpen dashboards list.
Left ArrowLeft ArrowSelect the widget to the left of the current widget.
Right ArrowRight ArrowSelect the widget to the right of the current widget.
Up ArrowUp ArrowSelect the widget above the current widget.
Down ArrowDown ArrowSelect the widget below the current widget.
EEOpen the widget menu.
EscEscDeselect widget.
Alt + Shift + ROption + Shift + RRefresh all widgets.
Alt + Tab or
Ctrl + Alt + T
Option + T or
Control + Option + T
Toggle preview in Quick Notes widget.
Shift + F1 or
Ctrl + Slash
Shift + F1 or
+ Slash
View keyboard shortcuts

Image Editor

Use these shortcuts to edit an image in the image editor.

Windows ShortcutMac ShortcutDescription
Alt + COption + CSelect the crop tool. Drag to set the crop boundary. Drag the handles to adjust the crop boundary.
Alt + BOption + BSelect the brush tool. Drag to draw a line on the image. To draw a straight line, hold down the Ctrl (Control for Mac) key while dragging.
Alt + MOption + MSelect the move tool. Drag to move the image.
Alt + HOption + HSelect the highlight tool. Drag to select an area to highlight on the image. Drag the handles to adjust the highlighted area.
Alt + TOption + TSelect the text tool. Click the image to add a callout box where you can enter text. Drag the handles to adjust the size of the callout box.
Alt + BOption + BSelect the blur tool. Drag to select an area to blur on the image.
Alt + LOption + LRevert all changes to the image.
Alt + Z + ZUndo the previous action.
Ctrl + Shift + Z + Shift + ZRedo the previous action.
Last modified: 25 October 2016