Keyboard shortcuts for work item forms and the Work Items page

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

Work>Work Items

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working in the Work hub, Work Items page which is currently in preview. To enable it, see Enable preview features.

Note

Feature availability: The following shortcuts are available from the web portal for VSTS.

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 VSTS.

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)

Also, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working within the work item form in the web portal, both VSTS and TFS.

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Ctrl+b              Bold text
Ctrl+i              Italicize text
Ctrl+u              Underscore text
Ctrl+Spacebar   Clear formatting
Ctrl+c              Copy text
Ctrl+v              Paste copied text
Ctrl+s         Save changes
Ctrl+Enter   Save and close
Esc               Close work item