Keyboard Shortcuts

Use keystrokes on various CA Agile Central pages to expedite data entry and editing. See the tables below for available keystrokes and the actions they perform. Keyboard shortcuts include:

General Shortcuts

General keyboard shortcuts are available when viewing data in CA Agile Central. You may use them to quickly navigate to a new location, create a new work item, or view the next work item in a related series.

At any time, press the ? key (Shift+/) to display a list of available general shortcuts. The list displays any shortcuts that you may use, depending on the page or work item you are viewing.

Keyboard shortcuts

Note:
  • To clear the shortcut display or to cancel a shortcut, press Esc.
  • While using a Custom URL app running another website in CA Agile Central, keyboard shortcuts may not respond.

Navigate

Use these keystrokes from any location in CA Agile Central to quickly move to another page.

Keystroke Action
/ Moves your cursor to the search field on the page
G, then B Navigates to the Backlog page
G, then P Navigates to the Team Planning page
G, then S Navigates to the User Stories page
G, then D Navigates to the Defects page
G, then A Navigates to the Dashboard page
G, then I Navigates to the Iteration Status page
G, then R Navigates to the Release Status page
G, then T Navigates to the Tasks page
Esc Cancels any shortcut after pressing G

Create

Use these keystrokes from any location in CA Agile Central to create a new work item without leaving the page. When using these shortcuts, a QDP displays.

Keystroke Action
C, then S Creates a new user story
C, then D Creates a new defect
C, then T Creates a new test case (CA Agile Central Quality Manager required)
Esc Cancels any shortcut after pressing C
/ Moves your cursor to the search field on the page

Detail Pages

The following shortcut is available when viewing the detail page of a work item. Different keystrokes are available if the work item is scheduled in a release, iteration, or has a parent.

Keystroke Action
/ Moves your cursor to the search field on the page

Inline Edit and Add Shortcuts

Inline Edit on the Backlog Page and Inside of Dashboard Apps

To use these keystrokes, you must first be in inline editing mode. To enter this mode, double-click any editable field on the Backlog page or inside of a dashboard app.

Keystroke Action
Tab Moves to the next editable field to the right. If already at the last field, moves to the first editable field on the next row.
Shift+Tab Moves to the next editable field to the left. If already at the first field, moves to the last editable field on the previous row.
Up or Down Arrows Cycles through the list of available values when a drop-down list field is highlighted.
Enter Saves any changes in the row, places edit cursor in row below.
Shift+Enter Saves any changes in the row, places edit cursor in row above.
Esc Exits inline editing mode, cancels any pending changes.

Inline Edit on Summary Pages

To use these keystrokes, you must first be in inline editing mode. To enter this mode, double-click any editable field on the page. Pages that accept inline editing include:

  • Plan tab
    • User Stories
    • Releases
    • Iterations
    • Team Planning
  • Track tab
    • Iteration Status
    • Team Status
    • Release Status
    • Tasks
  • Quality tab
    • Defects
    • Defect Suites
    • Test Cases
    • Test Plan
Keystroke Action
Tab Moves to the next editable field to the right
Shift+Tab Moves to the next editable field to the left
Up or Down Arrows Cycles through the list of available values when a drop-down list field is highlighted
Ctrl+Enter Saves any changes in the row
Esc Exits inline editing mode, cancels any pending changes

Inline Add on Summary Pages

To use these keystrokes, you must first be in inline add mode. To enter this mode, select Actions, then Inline Add. Pages that accept inline additions include:

  • Plan tab
    • User Stories
  • Track tab
    • Release Status
  • Quality tab
    • Defects
    • Test Cases
    • Test Plan
Keystroke Action
Tab Moves to the next editable field to the right
Shift+Tab Moves to the next editable field to the left
Up or Down Arrows Cycles through the list of available values when a drop-down list field is highlighted
Ctrl+Enter Saves any changes in the row
Alt+Enter Saves any changes in the row and creates a new inline add row
Esc Exits inline editing mode, cancels any pending changes

Rich Text Editor Shortcuts

Some keyboard shortcuts are available when working in rich text fields. Rich text fields are located in work item editor windows. A field that has the text toolbar below is rich text.

Rich text field with toolbar

Keystroke Action
Ctrl+U Underlines text
Ctrl+I Italicizes text
Ctrl+B Bolds text

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  • If your administrator has required fields that do not appear on the inline add/edit row, a full editor window will appear so that required fields may be entered and validated.