Keyboard shortcuts for work item forms and the Work Items page

Keyboard shortcuts for work item forms

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With keyboard shortcuts, you can quickly navigate within a web page or the web work item form.

Boards>Work Items

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working from the Repos>Work Items or Work>Work Items page.

Note

The following shortcuts are available from the web portal for Azure DevOps Services.

Work items page shortcuts

Work


l    Open backlog
b    Open board
i    Open current iteration
t    Open task board
q    Open queries
z    Toggle full screen




Work items

Ctrl+Shift+f   Filter results
Ctrl+c           Copy to clipboard
Delete             Delete

Work item form shortcuts

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when interacting with a work item form. To view the valid shortcuts, enter Shift+? from within the form.

Note

Feature availability: The following shortcuts are available from Azure DevOps Services.

Work item form keyboard shortcuts Work Item Form
Alt+i                Assign work item to me

Ctrl+Shift+d    Go to discussion
Ctrl+s               Save changes
Shift+Alt+c       Copy work item title
Ctrl+Shift+,      Move to left tab (page)
Ctrl+Shift+.      Move to right tab (page)

Rich text field shortcuts

The rich text editor tool bar displays below the text entry area when you click your cursor within the each text box that can be formatted.

New Rich Text Editor toolbar

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working in a web browser on one of the following operating systems. (Command= )

Windows OS shortcuts Mac OS shortcuts
Ctrl + b = Bold
Ctrl + c = Copy text
Ctrl + i = Italics
Ctrl + k = Insert hyperlink
Ctrl + s = Save
Ctrl + u = Underline
Ctrl + v = Paste text
Ctrl + y = Redo
Ctrl + z = Undo
Ctrl + . = Bullet list
Ctrl + / = Numbered list
Shift + : = Emoji library
Command + b = Bold
Command + c = Copy text
Command + i = Italics
Command + k = Insert hyperlink
Command + s = Save
Command + u = Underline
Command + v = Paste text
Command + Z = Redo
Command + z = Undo
Command + . = Bullet list
Command + / = Numbered list
Shift + : = Emoji library

The rich text formatting toolbar appears above each text box that can be formatted. It only becomes active when you click within the text box.

Rich text tool bar

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working in the editor from a web browser running on a Windows operating system.

Ctrl + b = Bold
Ctrl + c = Copy text
Ctrl + i = Italics
Ctrl + k = Insert hyperlink
Ctrl + s = Save
Ctrl + u = Underline
Ctrl + v = Paste text
Ctrl + y = Redo
Ctrl + z = Undo
Ctrl + . = Bullet list
Ctrl + / = Numbered list
CTRL+Spacebar = Remove formatting