Keyboard shortcuts provide a quick and easy way of navigating though GreenHopper, and for performing fundamental actions on 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 administrator(s) have configured permissions for your user account.
These shortcuts are available from any GreenHopper or JIRA screen.
Go to Dashboard
g then d
Browse to a Project
g then p
Directs you to the JIRA Browse Project screen for your current project.
Go to Agile
g then a
Directs you to your most recently visited GreenHopper board.
|Go to Issue Navigator||g then i||Opens the JIRA Issue Navigator, where you can search for issues using JIRA's or (JQL) features.|
|Administration Search Dialog Box |
(Only available if you have the 'JIRA administrators' global permission)
|g then g|
Opens the Administration Search dialog box.
Directs your cursor to JIRA'stext box in the top right-hand corner.
Create an Issue
Opens the dialog box for creating an issue in GreenHopper.
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.
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.
|Agile drop-down menu||Modifier key(s) + g||Opens the Agile 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.|
|Form Submit||Modifier key(s) + s||Submits any currently open form or dialog box.|
|Cancel Form||Modifier key(s) + ` (backquote)||Cancels any currently open form or dialog box.|
These shortcuts are available on GreenHopper screens only.
Go to the next issue (down) in a column.
Go to the previous issue (up) in a column.
Go to the next (right) column on a board in Work mode.
Go to the previous (left) column on a board in Work mode.
|Expand/Collapse All Swimlanes||-||Toggle between expanding or collapsing all swimlanes on a board in Work mode.|
Hide/Show Detail View
|View Issue||o||Open the issue which is currently showing in the Detail View for viewing (or subsequent editing) in JIRA.|
Add a New Line
Add a new line in a field being edited in the Detail View (applies to 'Description' and other multi-line text fields).
|Submit changes||Enter||Submit the content of a field being edited in the Detail View (except for multi-line text fields).|
|Cancel changes||Esc||Cancel the changes to content of a field being edited in the Detail View. The 'Esc' key can also be used to Close or Cancel dialog boxes.|
|Assign to Me||i||Assign the issue in the Detail View to you.|
|Send to Top||s + t||Move your selected issue(s) to the top of the current column. (Only applicable if Ranking has been enabled.)|
|Send to Bottom||s + b||Move your selected issue(s) to the bottom of the current column. (Only applicable if Ranking has been enabled.)|
|Edit Issue||e||Opens the currently selected issue for editing in JIRA.|
Reduces clutter and increases contrast. For use on projectors or similar.
You can also perform any JIRA issue operation on the currently selected issue of a board, using the Operations Dialog Box (see below).
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
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.
To open the keyboard shortcuts dialog box, either:
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.
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 (above) provides more details on other platform combinations.
Screenshot: Keyboard Shortcuts Dialog Box in Internet Explorer on Windows
Please Note: The following JIRA-specific keyboard shortcuts, shown in the Navigating Issues section 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.
Focus Search Field
No functionality in GreenHopper.
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: