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.
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.
On this page:
These shortcuts are available from any GreenHopper or JIRA screen.
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.
'g' then 'i'
Directs your cursor to JIRA's Quick Search text box in the top right-hand corner.
Create an Issue
Opens the dialog box for creating a GreenHopper issue.
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 Search Dialog Box
'g' then 'g'
Opens the Administration Search dialog box.
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.
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 *
Previous Box *
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
Toggles between the List and Card Views for the currently selected issue on the Planning Board or Task Board.
Opens the Update Priority dialog box, where you can update the Priority field value for the currently selected issue.
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'
Next Issue *
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 *
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.
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.
Comment on Issue
Edit Issue Labels
'l' (lower-case 'L')
Operations Dialog Box
Opens the Operations dialog box, from which you can perform any issue operation on the current GreenHopper issue by doing either of the following:
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:
Switch to Projector Mode
* 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.
These shortcuts are available on GreenHopper forms and dialog boxes, including:
- JIRA forms used in GreenHopper (such as the Create Issue or Edit Issue forms and JIRA login forms)
- JIRA dialog boxes used in GreenHopper (such as those for assigning or labelling an issue, logging work or commenting on an issue, transitioning an issue on the Task Board, or moving an issue to a different workflow status in JIRA).
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.
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.
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:
Mac OS X
Alt + Shift
Alt + Shift
Ctrl + Alt
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
Please Note: The following JIRA-specific keyboard shortcuts, shown in the Navigating Issues and Issue Actions sections of this dialog box, have no functionality in GreenHopper or limited use when viewing a GreenHopper issue in JIRA:
Back to the Navigator
No functionality in GreenHopper. When viewing a GreenHopper issue in JIRA, this keyboard shortcut takes you to JIRA's Issue Navigator, showing either no query or the last query that you conducted in JIRA.
Hide/Show Left Section
'[' (left square bracket)
No functionality in GreenHopper.
Next Activity / Previous Activity
'n' / 'p' respectively
No functionality in GreenHopper. However, when viewing a GreenHopper issue in JIRA, these keyboard shortcuts behave as they do in JIRA, allowing you to navigate to the next/previous items in the issue's Activity section, respectively.
Focus Search Field
No functionality in GreenHopper.
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:
- Ensure you are logged in to GreenHopper and open the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box (described above).
- 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.
Alternatively, you can disable or re-enable keyboard shortcuts by editing the Preferences section of the Summary Tab of your User Profile in JIRA.