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Keyboard shortcuts provide a quick and easy way of navigating though GreenHopper and JIRA, and for performing fundamental actions on GreenHopper issues without having to take your fingers off the keyboard.

(info) You may not have permission to perform all the keyboard shortcut actions described on this page. This depends on how your JIRA/GreenHopper administrator(s) have configured permissions for your user account.

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Keyboard Shortcuts

Global Shortcuts

These shortcuts are available from any GreenHopper or JIRA screen.

Operation

Keyboard Shortcut

Description

Go to Dashboard

'g' then 'd'

Directs you to JIRA's Dashboard screen.

Browse to a Project

'g' then 'p'

Directs you to your current GreenHopper/JIRA project's browser screen in JIRA.

Go to Planning Board

'g' then 'a'

Directs you to the Planning Board for your current GreenHopper/JIRA project.

Go to Task Board

'g' then 't'

Directs you to the Task Board for your current GreenHopper/JIRA project.

Go to Chart Board

'g' then 'c'

Directs you to the Chart Board for your current GreenHopper/JIRA project.

Go to Released Board

'g' then 'r'

Directs you to the Released Board for your current GreenHopper/JIRA project.

Find Issues

'g' then 'i'

Opens JIRA's Issue Navigator, where you can search for issues using JIRA's Simple Search or Advanced Search features.

Quick Search

'/'

Directs your cursor to JIRA's Quick Search text box in the top right-hand corner.

Create an Issue

'c'

Opens the dialog box for creating a GreenHopper issue.
(info) The type of issue last created in GreenHopper is the default GreenHopper issue type selected in this dialog box.

Open shortcut help

'?'

Opens the keyboard shortcuts dialog box (described below). To close this dialog box, press the 'Esc' key or click 'Close' in the lower-right of the box.

Dashboards drop-down menu

Modifier key(s) + 'd'

Opens the 'Dashboards' drop-down menu in JIRA's top navigation bar. You can then use the arrow keys to navigate to an item, then press 'Enter' to select it. The Modifier Keys section below provides more details on other platform combinations.

Projects drop-down menu

Modifier key(s) + 'p'

Opens the 'Projects' drop-down menu in JIRA's top navigation bar. You can then use the arrow keys to navigate to an item, then press 'Enter' to select it.

Issues drop-down menu

Modifier key(s) + 'i'

Opens the 'Issues' drop-down menu in JIRA's top navigation bar. You can then use the arrow keys to navigate to an item, then press 'Enter' to select it.

Administration drop-down menu

Modifier key(s) + 'a'

Opens the 'Administration' drop-down menu in JIRA's top navigation bar (if available). You can then use the arrow keys to navigate to an item, then press 'Enter' to select it.

GreenHopper-specific (Agile) Shortcuts

These shortcuts are available on GreenHopper screens only. Unless otherwise indicated in the Description's below, these keyboard shortcuts are available from any screen within GreenHopper.

Operation

Keyboard Shortcut

Description

Search Board

'b'

Directs your cursor to the Board Search text field near the top right of a GreenHopper screen.

Hide/Show Right Section

']' (right square bracket)

Toggles between hiding or showing the statistic column on the right of an applicable GreenHopper board.

Next Box *

'n'

Navigates to the next box in the statistic column on the right of a GreenHopper board.

Previous Box *

'p'

Navigates to the previous box in the statistic column on the right of a GreenHopper board.

Expand/Collapse Box

'x'

Toggles between expanding and collapsing the size of the currently selected box in the statistics column on the right of a GreenHopper board.

List to Card Toggle

't'

Toggles between the List and Card Views for the currently selected issue on the Planning Board or Task Board.
(info) This keyboard shortcut is not available if you are viewing your GreenHopper issues in Summaries View.

Edit Priority

'w'

Opens the Update Priority dialog box, where you can update the Priority field value for the currently selected issue.

Delete Issue

'd'

Permanently removes the currently selected issue. You will be prompted with a warning message about this first. Press 'Enter' to proceed.

View Selected Issue

'o' or 'Enter'

Opens the currently selected issue on the Planning Board or Task Board for viewing (or subsequent editing) in JIRA. (Depending on your User Preferences, the issue may be opened in a dialog box.)

Next Issue *

'j'

Navigates to the next issue on the Planning Board. If no issue is selected, pressing 'j' selects the first issue on the current page of the Planning Board.

Previous Issue *

'k'

Navigates to the previous issue on the Planning Board. If no issue is selected, pressing 'k' selects the last issue on the current page of the Planning Board.

Escape Field

'Esc'

Escapes the cursor out of the current text field so that you can use more keyboard shortcuts. Pressing they 'Esc' key can also be used to Close or Cancel dialog boxes.

Edit Issue

'e'

Opens the currently selected issue on the Planning Board or Task Board for editing in JIRA. (Depending on your User Preferences, the issue may be opened in a dialog box.)

Assign Issue

'a'

Opens the Assign dialog box, where you can assign the currently selected issue to another JIRA user. This shortcut is only available on the Planning Board or Task Board.

Comment on Issue

'm'

Opens the Add Comment dialog box for adding a comment to the currently selected issue. This shortcut is only available on the Planning Board or Task Board.

Edit Issue Labels

'l' (lower-case 'L')

Opens the Labels dialog box, where you can edit the labels associated with the currently selected issue. This shortcut is only available on the Planning Board or Task Board.

Operations Dialog Box

'.' (full-stop/period)

Opens the Operations dialog box, from which you can perform any issue operation on the current GreenHopper issue by doing either of the following:

  • Press the 'Cursor Down' key, then:
    1. use the cursor keys to select an issue operation, and
    2. press 'Enter' to choose your selected operation.
  • Type one to a few letters of the issue operation's name to restrict the list down to operations whose names match the series of letters you entered, then:
    1. if there is more than one operation in the restricted list, use the cursor keys to select one, and
    2. press 'Enter' to choose your selected operation.
Screenshot: The Operations Dialog Box



(info) This shortcut is only available on the Planning Board or Task Board.

The list of issue operations available in the drop-down menu are split into the following categories:

  • Workflow Transitions — Choose the appropriate workflow transition to change the issue's status. The workflow transitions available depend on the current issue's status and on how your JIRA administrator has customised your JIRA workflow. The default JIRA workflow transitions include:
    • Start Progress — Set the issue's Status to In Progress.
    • Resolve issue — Set the issue's Status to Resolved and select the appropriate Resolution.
    • Close issue — Set the issue's Status to Closed and if the issue has not already been Resolved, select the appropriate Resolution.
    • Reopen issue — Set a Resolved or Closed issue's Status to Reopened.
  • Actions — Choose the appropriate action to perform on the issue.
    • Edit — Edit the issue's details (Summary, Description, etc).
    • Assign — Select an asignee for the issue.
    • Assign To Me — Assign the issue to yourself.
    • Comment — Add a comment to the issue.
    • Log Work — Record the work done and time spent on the issue. This option is only available if Time Tracking has been activated on your JIRA site.
    • Attach Files — Select a file, upload it and attach it to the issue.
    • Attach Screenshot — Select a file, upload it and attach it to the issue.
    • Voters — Opens the Voters list of the issue, where you can manage your vote and see others who have voted on the issue too.
    • Add Vote — Adds your vote to the issue. (This option is only available if you did not create the issue.)
    • Watch Issue — Become a watcher of the issue.
    • Stop Watching — Stop watching the issue. (This option is only available on issues you are currently watching.)
    • Watchers — Opens the Watchers List, where you can manage watchers of the issue.
    • Create Sub-Task — Create a new issue which is a sub-task of the issue.
    • Convert to Issue — If the issue is a sub-task, convert it to a standalone issue.
    • Convert to Sub-Task — If the issue is a standalone issue, convert it to a sub-task.
    • MoveMove the issue to a different project.
    • Link — Create a link between the issue and another issue. This option is only available if Issue Linking has been enabled on your JIRA site.
    • Clone — Create a new issue which is an identical copy of the issue.
    • Labels — Edit the issue's labels.
    • Delete — Permanently remove the issue.
    • Planning Board — Directs you to the Planning Board for your current GreenHopper/JIRA project.
    • Task Board — Directs you to the Task Board for your current GreenHopper/JIRA project.
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      Note that some options in the Actions menu will only be available if you have the necessary permissions, or if certain features have been enabled by your JIRA administrator.


* The keyboard shortcuts for navigating between issues on the Planning Board ('j' and 'k') function across multiple pages. Multiple pages will be present when more issues are associated with the currently selected box in the statistic column on the right of a GreenHopper board, than the limit shown on a single Planning Board page (as specified in your User Preferences). However, the keyboard shortcuts for navigating between these boxes in the statistic column ('n' and 'p') do not function across multiple pages.

Form Shortcuts

These shortcuts are available on GreenHopper forms and dialog boxes, JIRA forms associated with GreenHopper (such as the Create Issue or Edit Issue forms and JIRA login forms), and in JIRA Iframes/dialog boxes.

Operation

Keyboard Shortcut

Description

Form Submit

Modifier key(s) + 's'

Submits any currently open form or dialog box. The keyboard shortcuts dialog box will show which modifier key (or keys) are required for your combination of web browser and operating system. The Modifier Keys section below provides more details on other platform combinations.

Cancel Form

Modifier key(s) + ` (backquote)

Cancels any currently open form or dialog box.

'Remember my login' check box

Modifier key(s) + 'r'

Automatically selects the 'Remember my login on this computer' check box. This shortcut only applies to JIRA's login forms.

Modifier Keys

If a keyboard shortcut requires modifier keys, one or two of these modifier keys (for example, 'Shift', 'Alt' or 'Ctrl') must be pressed simultaneously, along with a single 'action' key. In the shortcuts dialog box, these keystrokes are indicated as 'modifier (+ modifier) + x', where 'x' is an action key, with the exception of a 'Shift + x' key combination.

Modifier keys differ depending on your combination of operating system and web browser. For example, when running Firefox on Mac OS X, you will need to press 'Ctrl' + 'S' to submit a form, while on Windows, you will need to press 'Alt' + 'S'. The following table identifies the modifier keys for the various combinations of supported web browsers and operating systems:

Web Browser

Mac OS X

Windows

UNIX/Linux

Firefox

Ctrl

Alt + Shift

Alt + Shift

Internet Explorer

 

Alt

 

Safari

Ctrl + Alt

Ctrl

 


Please note:

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  • Modifier key shortcuts differ from two-key shortcuts. For the latter, one discrete keystroke follows another (without the keys being pressed simultaneously). In the shortcuts dialog box, two-key shortcuts are indicated as 'x then y', where 'x' is the first keystroke and 'y' is the second.

  • In Internet Explorer, typing a 'Modifier key shortcut' that leads to a link results in the link being highlighted only. Hence, after typing a modifier key shortcut, you will then need to press the 'Enter' key to complete the action - for example, to open a link's drop-down menu. The actions of modifier key shortcuts that lead to buttons, however, are fully completed.

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

Accessing the Keyboard Shortcuts Dialog Box

The keyboard shortcuts dialog box shows an overview of JIRA actions that are available as keyboard shortcuts and the combination of keystrokes required to perform them.

You can quickly open this dialog box by pressing '?' ('Shift + /') on your keyboard, or by clicking your username's dropdown and selecting 'Keyboard Shortcuts' from the list.

Screenshot: Accessing 'Keyboard Shortcuts' from Your Username's Dropdown

Screenshot: Keyboard Shortcuts Dialog Box in Firefox on Windows

(warning) Please Note: The following JIRA-specific keyboard shortcuts, shown in the Navigating Issues and Issue Actions sections of this dialog box, have either limited or no functionality in GreenHopper:

Operation Name

Keyboard Shortcut

Description of Limitation

Back to the Navigator

'u'

When viewing a GreenHopper issue within a JIRA Iframe/dialog box, this keyboard shortcut returns you to the view of that issue in the Iframe, from a form which had opened in the Iframe as a result of an action performed on the issue. You must have escaped out of all fields on the form first (by pressing 'Esc') before you can use this keyboard shortcut.

Hide/Show Left Section

'[' (left square bracket)

No functionality in GreenHopper.

Next Activity / Previous Activity

'n' / 'p' respectively

When viewing a GreenHopper issue within a JIRA Iframe/dialog box, these keyboard shortcuts navigate to the next/previous items in the issue's Activity section, respectively. Be aware that issues presented in JIRA Iframes do not automatically scroll up or down when using these shortcuts.

Focus Search Field

'f'

No functionality in GreenHopper.

(warning) When you press '?', the keyboard shortcuts dialog box will not appear if your cursor is already focused inside any GreenHopper text entry field. Press 'Esc' first to escape from a field.

Disabling and Re-enabling Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are enabled by default. However, you can disable them on a per-user basis via the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box.

To disable or re-enable keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Ensure you are logged in to GreenHopper and open the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box (described above).
  2. At the bottom of the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box, click 'Disable Keyboard Shortcuts' or 'Enable Keyboard Shortcuts' to respectively disable or re-enable keyboard shortcuts for the currently logged in user.
    (info) Alternatively, you can disable or re-enable keyboard shortcuts by editing the Preferences section of the Summary Tab of your User Profile in JIRA.

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