YouTrack Standalone 2018.2 Help

Agile Board 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, 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.

This page lists the keyboard shortcuts that you can use while working with an agile board. For the complete list of keyboard shortcuts, see Keyboard Shortcuts. You can also download the shortcuts list in PDF format from the YouTrack web site.

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.
EscEscSwitch 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.
DeleteDeleteRemove 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 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 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 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 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.
Last modified: 18 September 2018