YouTrack InCloud 2021.3 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 the English language. Keys that differ between 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. You can also download the shortcuts list in PDF format from the YouTrack web site.

Issues List

Use these shortcuts to select and update issues that are displayed in the Issues 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/LinuxmacOSDescription
EscEsc

Toggle focus from the search box to the Issues list.

Deselect all selected issues.

Down ArrowDown Arrow

Set focus to the issue below the current issue.

Up ArrowUp Arrow

Set focus to the issue above the current issue.

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.
Ctrl + A + ASelect or deselect all of the issues on the current page.
Ctrl + MControl + MAssign the selected issues to yourself.
F2F2Open the current issue in edit mode. Use to update the issue project, summary, description, or visibility.
F3F3Open the current issue in view mode. Use to view the entire issue, including the activity stream, without navigating away from the page.
Ctrl + Left ArrowControl + Shift + Left Arrow

Show previous issue in view or edit mode.

Ctrl + Right ArrowControl + Shift + Right Arrow

Show next issue in view or edit mode.

Ctrl + Shift + BackspaceControl + Shift + DeleteToggle the visibility of the sidebar.
Ctrl + Shift + !Control + Shift + !Open your personal list of Saved Searches and Tags from the Issues menu. Press Esc to close.
Ctrl + C + CCopy the ID of the current issue to the clipboard.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + COption + Shift + + CCopy the issue ID and summary of the current issue to the clipboard.
EnterReturn or EnterOpen the current issue in single issue view.
Ctrl + Alt + InsertControl + Option + NOpen the New Issue page to create a subtask of the current issue.
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 + KSuggest to apply the most recent command to all of the issues that are selected in the list.
Ctrl + Shift + SControl + Shift + SOpens a list of issues that are similar to the current issue in a new browser tab. This action uses the looks like search attribute to find issues with similar words in the issue summary in description. For more information, see Find Similar Issues.
Ctrl + V + VAttach an image from the clipboard to the current issue.
Alt + InsertControl + NOpen the New Issue page.
DeleteFwd DelDelete the current issue or all selected issues.
Ctrl + SlashControl + SlashView keyboard shortcuts.

Single Issue View

Use these shortcuts to create and edit issues in single issue view.

Windows/LinuxmacOSDescription
Ctrl + Up ArrowControl + Shift + Up ArrowReturn to the Issues list.
Ctrl + Right ArrowControl + Shift + Right ArrowGo to the next issue in the search results.
Ctrl + Left ArrowControl + Shift + Left ArrowGo to the previous issue in the search results.
Ctrl + Shift + CControl + Shift + CToggle comments visibility in the activity stream.
Ctrl + Shift + HControl + Shift + HToggle issue history visibility in the activity stream.
Alt + clickOption + clickSelect a single activity type in the activity stream.
Ctrl + Shift + LControl + Shift + LShow/hide linked issues.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + LControl + Shift + Option + LLink issue.
F2F2Open the issue in edit mode. Use to update the issue project, summary, description, visibility, and values in supplemental text fields.
Ctrl + C + CCopy the ID of the current issue to the clipboard.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + COption + Shift + + CCopy the issue ID and summary to the clipboard.
Ctrl + Alt + InsertControl + Option + NOpen the New Issue page to create a subtask for the issue.
Ctrl + Alt + AControl + Option + AOpen a dialog to locate and attach files to the issue.
Ctrl + Alt + CControl + Option + CSet focus to the input field for a new comment.
Ctrl + Alt + J or any letterControl + Option + J or any letterOpen the Apply Command dialog.
Ctrl + Alt + KControl + Option + KOpen the Apply Command dialog with the most recent command in the input field.
Ctrl + V + VAttach an image from the clipboard to the issue or comment.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + VControl + Option + Shift + VOpen a dialog to attach and set visibility for files.
Ctrl + Enter + ReturnSubmit changes when editing the issue or adding comments.
Ctrl + Shift + !Control + Shift + !Open your personal list of Saved Searches and Tags. Press Esc to close.

Ctrl + Shift + ? or

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Plus Sign

Control + Option + Shift + Plus SignToggle the default setting to expand or collapse exception stack traces.
Alt + InsertControl + NOpen the New Issue page.
Ctrl + MControl + MAssign the issue to yourself.
Ctrl + Shift + @Control + Shift + @Open the New Issue menu to link a new issue to the current issue.
Ctrl + K + KOpen the quick search overlay.
Ctrl + Shift + )Control + Shift + )Add or remove the star tag for the current issue.
EscEscToggle focus between the issue and the search box.
Ctrl + Alt + DControl + Option + DToggle between distraction-free mode and single issue view.
Ctrl + Shift + SControl + Shift + SOpen a list of similar issues in a new browser tab.
Ctrl + SlashControl + SlashView keyboard shortcuts.

Rich Text Editor

Use these shortcuts to format text in input fields that are supported by the rich text editor.

Windows/LinuxmacOSDescription
Ctrl + B + BSets the current selection of characters in a boldface font.
Ctrl + I + ISets the current selection of characters in an italic font.
Ctrl + Shift + S + Shift + SSets the current selection of characters with a horizontal line through the center.
Ctrl + Shift + M + Shift + MSets the current selection in a monospace font on a light background. This formatting is intended to indicate that the text is a short fragment of computer code.
Ctrl + Shift + P + Shift + PSwitches between Visual and Markdown mode.

Apply Command Dialog

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

Windows/LinuxmacOSDescription
EnterReturnApply command.
Ctrl + EnterControl + Return or EnterApply command.
Ctrl + Shift + EnterControl + Shift + ReturnApply command without generating notification messages.
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/LinuxmacOSDescription
Shift + TabShift + TabSwitch to the Search Context drop-down menu.
Ctrl + SpacebarCtrl + SpacebarShow suggestions.
EnterReturn or EnterSubmit the search request.
Ctrl + SlashControl + 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 single issue 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/LinuxmacOSDescription
Ctrl + Alt + J or any letterControl + Option + J or any letterOpen the Apply Command dialog. Only recognized when you have focus on or have selected at least one card.
EscEsc

Switch focus 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.
DeleteDelete (or Fn + Backspace)Remove the selected cards from the board. If your board uses sprints, the cards are removed from the selected 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 below 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 yourself.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + InsertControl + Option + Shift + NAdd an issue as a new swimlane. Only recognized when the board uses issues to identify swimlanes.
Ctrl + Shift + |Control + Shift + |Expand or collapse all swimlanes.
Ctrl + Alt + AControl + Option + AOpen a dialog to locate and attach files.
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 to the right. Only recognized with card sizes that show custom fields (M-XL).
Shift + TabShift + TabSelect the next custom field to the left. Only recognized with card sizes that show custom fields (M-XL).
Ctrl + Shift + !Control + Shift + !Open your personal list of Saved Searches and Tags. Press Esc to close.
Ctrl + Alt + KControl + Option + KOpen the Apply Command dialog with the most recent command in the input field.
Control + C + CCopy the issue ID for the current card to the clipboard.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + COption + Shift + + CCopy the issue ID and summary for the current card to the clipboard.
Ctrl + Alt + DControl + Option + DSwitch to TV mode. Press Esc to exit.
Ctrl + SlashControl + SlashView keyboard shortcuts.

Dashboard

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

Windows/LinuxmacOSDescription
Ctrl + Enter + Return or EnterSave widget.

Alt + Shift + Insert or

Ctrl + Alt + N

Control + Option + NOpen the Add widget menu.
Alt + Shift + NOption + 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.
Ctrl + Alt + T

Option + T or

Control + Option + T

Toggle preview in Markdown Notes widget.
Ctrl + SlashControl + SlashView keyboard shortcuts.

Image Editor

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

Windows/LinuxmacOSDescription
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 + 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 + UOption + USelect the blur tool. Drag to select an area to blur on the image.
Alt + LOption + LRevert all changes to the image.
Ctrl + Z + ZUndo the previous action.
Ctrl + Shift + Z + Shift + ZRedo the previous action.
DeleteDelete (or Fn + Backspace)Remove the selected element. Available in YouTrack Lite.
Last modified: 08 July 2021