Documentation for JIRA 4.0. Documentation for other versions of JIRA is available too.

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Keyboard shortcuts provide a quick and easy way of navigating though JIRA without having to take your fingers off the keyboard.

Activating Shortcuts

Shortcuts are activated by simultaneously pressing the modifier key and the specific access key. For example, pressing 'Alt + C' in Internet Explorer will create a new issue.

The access key is an identifying key for a particular page element. The access key is commonly identified by the underlined character on the element label.

Access Keys

The shortcuts that are currently available, and their default access keys, are:

Operation

Default Access Key

Description

Home

H

Redirects you to your Dashboard.

Browse Projects

B

Redirects you to the Browse Projects page.

Find Issues

F

Redirects you to the Issue Navigator.

Create New Issue

C

Redirects you to the Create Issue page.

Administration

A

Redirects you to the Administration page (if you have appropriate permission).

Dashboards

D

Opens the 'Dashboards' drop-down menu in the top navigation bar. You can then use the arrow keys to navigate and <Enter> to select an item.

Projects

P

Opens the 'Projects' drop-down menu in the top navigation bar. You can then use the arrow keys to navigate and <Enter> to select an item.

Issues

I

Opens the 'Issues' drop-down menu in the top navigation bar. You can then use the arrow keys to navigate and <Enter> to select an item.

Quick Search

Q

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

Comment

M

On the 'View Issue' screen, opens and focuses on the comment box.

Edit

E

On the 'View Issue' screen, edits the issue (if you have appropriate permission).

Next

L

On the 'View Issue' screen (if you got there via the Issue Navigator ), navigates to the next issue.

Previous

K

On the 'View Issue' screen (if you got there via the Issue Navigator ), navigates to the previous issue.

Submit

S

Submits any form.

Cancel

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Cancels any form.

Remember Me

R

Automatically checks the 'Remember me' checkbox on the Login page.

Modifier Keys

The modifier key will differ with each operating system and browser. For example, when running Firefox on Mac OSX you will need to type 'Ctrl' + 'S' to submit a form, while on Windows you will need to type 'Alt' + 'S'. The following table identifies the modifier keys for the various combinations:

Browser

Mac OSX

Windows

UNIX/Linux

Internet Explorer

 

Alt

 

Firefox

Ctrl

Alt + Shift

Alt + Shift

Safari

Ctrl + Option

Ctrl

 

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In Internet Explorer, links will only be highlighted by shortcut keys; you will need to press Enter to proceed. Buttons, however, are activated through the shortcut.

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In Firefox, it is possible to customise your shortcut keys. Please read this document for more information.