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Redesigned Issues List

We've released an updated version of the Issues list as an experimental feature. This version of the page is still in early stages of development. There are several features that are supported in the current version that have not yet been implemented in the new version. However, we will continue to update the experimental version and add support for these features as soon as they're ready.

By default, the feature is enabled for the All Users group. This means that everyone has the ability to switch to the experimental version of the page. Users who prefer to use the current version of the page can switch back at any time.

If working with the experimental version has a negative impact on the productivity of your teams, you can disable this feature or restrict access to specific groups on the Feature Configuration page. To learn how to disable an experimental feature, see Manage Experimental Features.

Accessing the Experimental UI

When this feature is active, you see the option to switch to the experimental UI in the upper-right corner of the Issues list.

enable experimental UI on Issues list

On the experimental UI, the same control lets you switch back to the classic version of the page.

disable experimental UI

Switching between views updates the state of the Use experimental UI for Issues list option in your profile settings.

workspace option in profile settings

Smart Filters

Just below the search bar, a new set of smart filters helps you find issues that match predefined search criteria.

filters on Issues list

Use the following controls to work with filters:

  • Toggle the visibility of the filters by clicking the filter icon in the search bar.

  • Select a value from the list for a filter attribute. There are pre-defined filters for Project, Assignee, Priority, State, and Tag. When you select a value, the attribute and value are added to the current search query and the query is applied to the Issues list. The values that are shown in these lists is filtered to show only options that are relevant to issues that are returned by the current search query.

    If a pre-defined filter is not relevant to the current search query, it is hidden. For example, if you select a project as the search context, the Project filter is hidden. If you filter for issues in a project that doesn't use the State field, the State filter is hidden, and so on.

  • Use the Add Filter option to select additional search attributes. When you select an attribute from the list, the list of available values for the selected attribute is shown. Select a value from the list to add this filter to your search query.

Issue Toolbar

The options that are shown in the toolbar have been grouped and rearranged to match the toolbar that is used in the new view for single issues.

Issues list toolbar

The following controls are available in the new Issues list:

Control

Description

Open command dialog

Opens a dialog that lets you apply one or more commands to the current issue. For a list of supported commands, see Command Reference.

Link issue

Opens a list from which you can select an issue link type. When you select an issue link type, a dialog for linking the selected issue to one or more target issues opens.

Add tag

Opens a list of tags that are available to you. Select a tag from the list to add the tag to the current issue.

Assign

Opens a list of users to whom the issue can be assigned. Select a user from the list to update the value in the Assignee field.

Show more

Displays a list of additional actions. This menu also contains custom actions that are supported by workflows.

View Modes

The option to view issues in one-line, compact, and detailed view is replaced with a slider. These modes are represented by the letters S (one-line), M (compact), and L (detailed).

Issues list view modes

The option to view issues as a tree is now shown for all levels of detail.

Manually Ordered Lists

As with the previous version, you have the option to apply a manual order to a list of issues. The vertical line to the left of the list indicates where this custom order begins and ends.

manually ordered lists

To modify the custom order:

  1. Move your pointer over the handles to the left of an issue.

  2. Press and hold the mouse button.

  3. Drag the issue to the desired position in the list.

Manual sorting is only available when the search context is set to a project, saved search, or tag.

  • If you are the owner of the project, saved search, or tag, the custom sort order is visible to any user who has access to issues in the project or has permission to view and use the saved search or tag. The custom order is shown when the user sets the context to the project, saved search, or tag.

  • If you are not the owner of the project, saved search, or tag, the custom sort order is stored locally for your user account. Other users can apply a separate custom order independent from the order that you apply to your local copy of the list.

Dark Theme

The new version of the Issues list supports a dark theme.

Issues list dark theme

Unsupported Features

There are a number of features that are supported in the current version of the Issues list that are not available in the experimental version. Support for these features will either be added in a later version or replaced with enhanced functionality. To access a specific action or operation that has yet to be implemented, toggle off the experimental UI. The following features are not available in the experimental version:

  • You no longer have a control that lets you choose to show fewer than 100 issues per page. The page automatically shows the first 100 issues that match the current search criteria. In tree view, you see the first 100 matching issues and their subtasks.

  • The list doesn't display a counter that shows the total number of issues that match the current search query.

  • The current sort order that is applied to the list of issues is not shown. If you want to show issues in a specific order, you must specify the sort attribute in your search query. To learn how to specify a sort order in a search query, see Sort Attributes.

  • The experimental view doesn't have a sidebar. This means that you don't have direct access to the controls that let you add or remove items from the context menu. These options are available from other pages in the application:

    • To add or remove projects from the context menu, add or remove favorite projects on the Projects list.

    • To add or remove tags and saved searches, toggle the Pin to Sidebar option on the Tags and Saved Searches tab of your YouTrack profile.

    To search for issues that match a pinned saved search or tag, use the Issues menu instead.

    Issues menu in Issues list
  • The option to save the current search query as a saved search is not supported. To create a saved search, use the controls on the Tags and Saved Searches tab in your YouTrack profile. For instructions, see New Tags and Saved Searches.

  • The option to generate reports and export issues in CSV, Excel, or HTML format is not available. To generate reports and export data, turn off the experimental UI.

As this is an early version of the redesigned Issues list, we welcome your feedback. We strongly encourage those of you who are working with the experimental version to share your thoughts and suggestions for what the final version should be. To report bugs and suggest improvements, create an issue in our YouTrack development project.

Last modified: 12 April 2019