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Keyboard shortcuts are a great way for you to speed up editing, navigating, and for performing actions without having to take your fingers off the keyboard.

Some keyboard shortcuts require additional permissions or applications and depend on how your Jira administrator(s) have configured permissions for your user account and which applications are installed.

The new Jira issue view supports a limited set of keyboard shortcuts (o to open the selected issue, a to assign the issue to someone, i to assign an issue to yourself, or m to quickly add a comment) for editing and updating issues. It also supports navigation with keyboard shortcuts (J = down, K = up, N = next column, and P = previous column).


View keyboard shortcuts

You can open the keyboard shortcuts dialog using either of the following methods:

  • Click Help  > Keyboard shortcuts
  • Press the ? on your keyboard from any page (Shift / )

The Keyboard shortcuts dialog is displayed and shows commands for the operating system and browser that you're using. The dialog is divided into sections for the following information:

  • Global shortcuts – shortcuts that can be used when you are in any part of Jira.
  • Navigating issues – shortcuts for navigating through issues.
  • Issue actions – shortcuts for working with issues.
  • App-specific – any application-specific shortcuts. These shortcuts only work in the listed application.

More about the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog...

If you have other Jira applications installed, you may have additional keyboard shortcuts available. For example, if you have Jira Software installed, you will see a series of additional keyboard shortcuts in the lower-right of this dialog box (and some additional Global keyboard shortcuts specific to Jira Software in the upper-left section). However, the keyboard shortcuts in the Agile Shortcuts section only function in Jira Software, and not in a Jira context.

Turn off keyboard shortcuts

If Jira's keyboard shortcuts don't speed up your work and you'd prefer to turn them off, you can do so via the keyboard shortcuts dialog.

  1. Click Help  > Keyboard shortcuts
  2. Toggle the Keyboard shortcuts are enabled option in the dialog.

Modifier keys

Some keyboard shortcuts require modifier keys to be pressed simultaneously, along with a single 'action' key. Modifier keys may differ, depending on your combination of operating system and web browser. The following table identifies the modifier keys for some supported web browsers and operating systems:

Chrome

  • Windows: Alt + Shift
  • macOS: Ctrl + Alt/Option
  • Linux/Solaris: Alt + Shift

Firefox

  • Windows: Alt + Shift
  • macOS: Ctrl
  • Linux/Solaris: Alt + Shift

In Firefox, it is possible to customize 'Modifier key shortcuts'. Please read Mozilla's documentation for more information.

Safari

  • Windows: Ctrl
  • macOS:Ctrl + Alt/Option

Internet Explorer

  • Windows: Alt

Typing a 'Modifier key shortcut' that leads to a link requires you to press the 'Enter' to complete the action.

Last modified on Oct 12, 2020