YouTrack Server 2022.2 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.

The current issue is the single issue that is highlighted in the list.

Windows/Linux

macOS

Description

Esc

Esc

Clear the current selection.

Only available when Quick view is on.

Down Arrow

Down Arrow

Set focus to the issue below the current issue.

Up Arrow

Up Arrow

Set focus to the issue above the current issue.

End

End

Go to the last issue on the page.

Home

Home

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.

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Expand the detail for the current issue in the list.

Left Arrow

Left Arrow

Collapse the detail for the current issue in the list.

Spacebar

Space bar

Toggle the selection of the current issue.

F2

F2

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

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.

Alt + Insert

Control + N

Open the New Issue page.

Ctrl + Slash

Control + Slash

View keyboard shortcuts.

Note the difference 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

Esc

Esc

Toggle focus from the search box to the Issues list.

Deselect all selected issues.

Down Arrow

Down Arrow

Set focus to the issue below the current issue.

Up Arrow

Up Arrow

Set focus to the issue above the current issue.

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Expand the detail for the current issue in the list.

Left Arrow

Left Arrow

Collapse the detail for the current issue in the list.

Spacebar

Space bar

Toggle the selection of the current issue.

Ctrl + A

+ A

Select or deselect all of the issues on the current page.

Ctrl + M

Control + M

Assign the selected issues to yourself.

F2

F2

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

F3

F3

Open the current issue in view mode. Use to view the entire issue, including the activity stream, without navigating away from the page.

Ctrl + Left Arrow

Control + Shift + Left Arrow

Show previous issue in view or edit mode.

Ctrl + Right Arrow

Control + Shift + Right Arrow

Show next issue in view or edit mode.

Ctrl + Shift + Backspace

Control + Shift + Delete

Toggle 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

+ 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 + 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

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

Ctrl + Shift + S

Control + Shift + S

Opens 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

+ V

Attach an image from the clipboard to the current issue.

Alt + Insert

Control + N

Open the New Issue page.

Delete

Fwd Del

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

F2

F2

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 + V

+ V

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

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.

Alt + Insert

Control + N

Open the New Issue page.

Esc

Esc

Cancel issue editing.

Ctrl + Slash

Control + Slash

View keyboard shortcuts.

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 + Option + L

Link issue.

F2

F2

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.

Esc

Esc

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.

Rich Text Editor

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

Windows/Linux

macOS

Description

Ctrl + B

+ B

Sets the current selection of characters in a boldface font.

Ctrl + I

+ I

Sets the current selection of characters in an italic font.

Ctrl + Shift + S

+ Shift + S

Sets the current selection of characters with a horizontal line through the center.

Ctrl + Shift + M

+ Shift + M

Sets 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 + P

Switches between Visual and Markdown mode.

Apply Command Dialog

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

Windows/Linux

macOS

Description

Enter

Return

Apply command.

Ctrl + Enter

Control + Return or Enter

Apply command.

Ctrl + Shift + Enter

Control + Shift + Return

Apply command without generating notification messages.

Esc

Esc

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.

Esc

Esc

Switch focus between the board and the search box.

Deselect all selected cards.

Spacebar

Space bar

Toggle the selection of the current card.

F2

F2

Open the current card in edit mode.

F3

F3

Open the current card in view mode.

F4

F4

Edit the estimation for the current card.

Delete

Delete (or Fn + Backspace)

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

Left Arrow

Left Arrow

Set focus to the card on the left.

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Set focus to the card on the right.

Up Arrow

Up Arrow

Set focus to the card above the current card.

Down Arrow

Down Arrow

Set focus to the card below the current card.

Home

Home

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

End

End

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.

Tab

Tab

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 Arrow

Left Arrow

Select the widget to the left of the current widget.

Right Arrow

Right Arrow

Select the widget to the right of the current widget.

Up Arrow

Up Arrow

Select the widget above the current widget.

Down Arrow

Down Arrow

Select the widget below the current widget.

E

E

Open the widget menu.

Esc

Esc

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 + 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.

Delete

Delete (or Fn + Backspace)

Remove the selected element. Available in YouTrack Lite.

Last modified: 10 August 2022