YouTrack InCloud 2018.3 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/Linux

macOS

Description

EscEsc

Toggle focus from the search box to the Issues list.
Deselect all selected issues.

Down ArrowDown Arrow

Move from the search box to the first issue in the list.
Set focus to the issue below the current issue.

Up ArrowUp Arrow

Move from the first issue in the list to the search box.
Set focus to the issue above the current issue.

EndEnd

Go to the last issue on the page.

HomeHome

Go to the first issue on the page.

Ctrl + Right Arrow

Control + Shift + Right Arrow

Go to the next page.

Ctrl + Left Arrow

Control + Shift + Left Arrow

Go to the previous page.

Ctrl + Shift + Right Arrow

+ Shift + Right Arrow

Go to the last page of the Issues list.

Ctrl + Shift + Left Arrow

+ Shift + Left Arrow

Go to the first page of the Issues list.

Right ArrowRight Arrow

Expand the detail for the current issue in the list.

Left ArrowLeft Arrow

Collapse the detail for the current issue in the list.

SpacebarSpace bar

Toggle the selection of the current issue.

Shift + Up Arrow

Shift + Up Arrow

Toggle 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 + Down Arrow

Shift + Down Arrow

Toggle 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

+ A

Select or deselect all of the issues in the list.

F2F2

Open the current issue in edit mode. Use to update the issue project, summary, description, or visibility.

Ctrl + Shift + Backspace

Control + Shift + Delete

Toggle the visibility of the sidebar.

Ctrl + Shift + )

Control + Shift + )

Add or remove the star tag for the current issue.

Ctrl + Shift + !

Control + Shift + !

Open your personal list of Saved Searches and Tags from the Issues menu. Press Esc to close.

Ctrl + C

+ C

Copy the ID of the current issue to the clipboard.

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C

Option + Shift + + C

Copy the issue ID and summary of the current issue to the clipboard.

Enter

Return or Enter

Open the current issue in single issue view.

Ctrl + Alt + Insert

Control + Option + N

Open the New Issue page to create a subtask of the current issue.

Ctrl + Alt + A

Control + Option + A

Open a dialog to locate and attach files to the current issue.

Ctrl + Alt + C

Control + Option + C

Open 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 letter

Control + Option + J or any letter

Open the Apply Command dialog. The specified command is either applied to the current issue or all selected issues.

Ctrl + Alt + K

Control + Option + K

Apply the most recent command to all of the issues that are selected in the list.

Ctrl + Alt + V or
Ctrl + Alt + S

Control + Option + V

Open a dialog to upload an image file to the image editor.

Ctrl + V

+ V

Attach an image from the clipboard to the current issue.

Ctrl + Alt + Equal Sign

Control + Option + Equal Sign

Cycle through view modes in increasing order of detail.

Ctrl + Alt + Minus Sign

Control + Option + Minus Sign

Cycle through view modes in decreasing order of detail.

Ctrl + Shift + ? or
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Plus Sign

Control + Option + Shift + Plus Sign

Toggle 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 + Insert

Control + N

Open the New Issue page.

DeleteDelete

Delete the current issue or all selected issues.

Ctrl + Slash

Control + Slash

View keyboard shortcuts.

Single Issue View

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

Windows/Linux

macOS

Description

Ctrl + Up Arrow

Control + Shift + Up Arrow

Return to the Issues list.

Ctrl + Right Arrow

Control + Shift + Right Arrow

Go to the next issue in the search results.

Ctrl + Left Arrow

Control + Shift + Left Arrow

Go to the previous issue in the search results.

Ctrl + Shift + C

Control + Shift + C

Toggle comments visibility in the activity stream.

Ctrl + Shift + H

Control + Shift + H

Toggle issue history visibility in the activity stream.

Alt + click

Option + click

Select a single activity type in the activity stream.

Ctrl + Shift + L

Control + Shift + L

Show/hide linked issues.

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + L

Control + Shift + L

Link issue.

F2F2

Open the issue in edit mode. Use to update the issue project, summary, description, visibility, and values in supplemental text fields.

Ctrl + C

+ C

Copy the ID of the current issue to the clipboard.

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C

Option + Shift + + C

Copy the issue ID and summary to the clipboard.

Ctrl + Alt + Insert

Control + Option + N

Open the New Issue page to create a subtask for the issue.

Ctrl + Alt + A

Control + Option + A

Open a dialog to locate and attach files to the issue.

Ctrl + Alt + C

Control + Option + C

Set focus to the input field for a new comment.

Ctrl + Alt + J or any letter

Control + Option + J or any letter

Open the Apply Command dialog.

Ctrl + Alt + K

Control + Option + K

Open the Apply Command dialog with the most recent command in the input field.

Ctrl + V

+ V

Attach an image from the clipboard to the issue or comment.

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + V

Control + Option + Shift + V

Open a dialog to attach and set visibility for files.

Ctrl + Enter

+ Return

Submit 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 Sign

Toggle the default setting to expand or collapse exception stack traces.

Alt + Insert

Control + N

Open the New Issue page.

Ctrl + M

Control + M

Assign the issue to yourself.

Ctrl + Shift + @

Control + Shift + @

Open the New Issue menu to link a new issue to the current issue.

Ctrl + K

+ K

Open the quick search overlay.

Ctrl + Shift + )

Control + Shift + )

Add or remove the star tag for the current issue.

EscEsc

Toggle focus between the issue and the search box.

Ctrl + Alt + D

Control + Option + D

Toggle between distraction-free mode and single issue view.

Ctrl + Shift + S

Control + Shift + S

Open a list of similar issues in a new browser tab.

Ctrl + Slash

Control + Slash

View keyboard shortcuts.

Apply Command Dialog

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

Windows/Linux

macOS

Description

EnterReturn

Apply command.

Ctrl + Enter

Control + Return or Enter

Apply command.

Ctrl + Shift + Enter

Control + Shift + Return

Apply command silently. Notifications for related changes are not sent.

EscEsc

Cancel the command and close the Apply Command dialog.

Ctrl + Slash

Option + Slash

View keyboard shortcuts.

Search Box

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

Windows/Linux

macOS

Description

Shift + Tab

Shift + Tab

Switch to the Search Context drop-down menu.

Ctrl + Spacebar

Ctrl + Spacebar

Show suggestions.

Enter

Return or Enter

Submit the search request.

Ctrl + Slash

Control + Slash

View 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/Linux

macOS

Description

Ctrl + Alt + J or any letter

Control + Option + J or any letter

Open 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 bar

Toggle the selection of the current card.

F2F2

Open the current card in edit mode.

F3F3

Open the current card in view mode.

F4F4

Edit the estimation for the current card.

DeleteDelete

Remove the selected cards from the board. If your board uses sprints, the cards are removed from the selected sprint.

Left ArrowLeft Arrow

Set focus to the card on the left.

Right ArrowRight Arrow

Set focus to the card on the right.

Up ArrowUp Arrow

Set focus to the card above the current card.

Down ArrowDown Arrow

Set focus to the card above the current card.

HomeHome

Set focus to the first card that is visible on the board.

EndEnd

Set focus to the last card that is visible on the board.

Ctrl + Left Arrow

+ Left Arrow

Move the current card to the left.

Ctrl + Right Arrow

+ Right Arrow

Move the current card to the right.

Ctrl + Up Arrow

+ Up Arrow

Move the current card up.

Ctrl + Down Arrow

+ Down Arrow

Move the current card down.

Ctrl + M

Control + M

Assign the current card to yourself.

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Insert

Control + Option + Shift + N

Add 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 + A

Control + Option + A

Open a dialog to locate and attach files.

Alt + Insert

Control + N

Add a card to the board.

Ctrl + Alt + Insert

Ctrl + Option + N

Create a subtask for the current card.

Ctrl + Shift + Backspace

Control + Shift + Delete

Toggle backlog visibility.

TabTab

Select the next custom field to the right. Only recognized with card sizes that show custom fields (M-XL).

Shift + Tab

Shift + Tab

Select 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 + K

Control + Option + K

Open the Apply Command dialog with the most recent command in the input field.

Control + C

+ C

Copy the issue ID for the current card to the clipboard.

Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C

Option + Shift + + C

Copy the issue ID and summary for the current card to the clipboard.

Ctrl + Alt + D

Control + Option + D

Switch to TV mode. Press Esc to exit.

Ctrl + Slash

Control + Slash

View keyboard shortcuts.

Dashboard

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

Windows/Linux

macOS

Description

Ctrl + Enter

+ Return or Enter

Save widget.

Alt + Shift + Insert or
Ctrl + Alt + N

Control + Option + N

Open the Add widget menu.

Alt + Shift + N

Option + Shift + N

Create new dashboard.

Shift + Left Arrow

Shift + Left Arrow

View previous dashboard.

Shift + Right Arrow

Shift + Right Arrow

View next dashboard.

Shift + Down Arrow

Shift + Down Arrow

Open dashboards list.

Left ArrowLeft Arrow

Select the widget to the left of the current widget.

Right ArrowRight Arrow

Select the widget to the right of the current widget.

Up ArrowUp Arrow

Select the widget above the current widget.

Down ArrowDown Arrow

Select the widget below the current widget.

EE

Open the widget menu.

EscEsc

Deselect widget.

Alt + Shift + R

Option + Shift + R

Refresh all widgets.

Ctrl + Alt + T

Option + T or
Control + Option + T

Toggle preview in Markdown Notes widget.

Ctrl + Slash

Control + Slash

View keyboard shortcuts.

Image Editor

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

Windows/Linux

macOS

Description

Alt + C

Option + C

Select the crop tool. Drag to set the crop boundary. Drag the handles to adjust the crop boundary.

Alt + B

Option + B

Select 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 + M

Option + M

Select the move tool. Drag to move the image.

Alt + H

Option + H

Select the highlight tool. Drag to select an area to highlight on the image. Drag the handles to adjust the highlighted area.

Alt + T

Option + T

Select 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 + U

Option + U

Select the blur tool. Drag to select an area to blur on the image.

Alt + L

Option + L

Revert all changes to the image.

Ctrl + Z

+ Z

Undo the previous action.

Ctrl + Shift + Z

+ Shift + Z

Redo the previous action.

Last modified: 16 November 2018