40+ ClickUp Keyboard Shortcuts

ClickUp is packed with features, but navigating them can sometimes be a bit time-consuming. That’s where ClickUp keyboard shortcuts, also known as hotkeys, come in! These shortcuts allow you to move around the app swiftly and accomplish tasks more quickly.

ClickUp keyboard shortcuts

In this post, we’ll introduce you to the shortcuts that can enhance your ClickUp experience. Whether you’re new to the platform or have been using ClickUp for some time, these tips can help you work more efficiently. All ClickUp hotkeys are available on every ClickUp plan, regardless of whether it’s free or paid.

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How to Enable Hotkeys?

Hotkeys or shortcut keys are available on all ClickUp plans, including the free plan. However, they are disabled by default. To use them, they must be enabled in your preferences.

  1. Click your account avatar.
  2. Select My Settings.
  3. Scroll down to the Preferences section.
  4. Click to turn Hotkeys on.

Common Shortcut Keys

These shortcut keys can be used almost anywhere in your Clickup Workspace; just ensure your cursor is outside of any text fields when you use them. Press Shift + ? in your Workspace to bring up the list of hotkeys and shortcuts.

Action Mac Windows
Close task or window Escape
Open Command Center to search for items Command + K Control + K
Open Billing page Command + B Control + B
Return to Home h
Load new notifications Space
Open Notepad p
Create a reminder r
Show/Hide Sidebar q
Create a task t

The following shortcut keys can be used inside Comments, Docs, Whiteboard, Columns, Chat View, Text Block, Dashboard Cards, and Notepad.

Action Mac Windows
@mention a person @
@mention a task @@
@mention a doc @@@
Insert arrow into text
Select all characters in a code block Command + A Control + A
Edit latest comment
Open emoji menu :
Open link in a new tab Left click + Command

Shortcut Keys for Tasks and Subtasks

Learn more about Clickup Subtasks.

Action Mac and Windows
Assign task to yourself While viewing the task or hovering over it in List/Board view, press m.
Bulk create subtasks Paste a list of text into an empty subtask field. Each line will become a new, separate subtask.
Copy URL of a task After saving the task, press 3.
Move task to tray After saving the task, press 2.
Open a task After saving the task, press 1.
Navigate to the next task While viewing the task, press Control + Shift +

Shortcut Keys for Views

Learn more about Clickup Views.

Action Mac and Windows
Dashboard view d
Clear filters of the current view (minus)
Go to Board view b
Navigate to Team view x
Go to Calendar view c
Navigate to List view l

Shortcut Keys for Docs

Learn more about Clickup Docks.

Action Mac Windows
Create a comment from selected text Command + Shift + M Control + Shift + M
Create a task from selected text Command + Option + T Control + Alt + T
Highlight a text block Command + Shift + H Control + Shift + H
Duplicate a text block Command + D Control + D
Align text to the left Command + Shift + L Control + Shift + L
Align text to the right Command + Shift + R Control + Shift + R
Align text to the center Command + Shift + M Control + Shift + M
Use inline code Command + Shift + C Control + Shift + C
Create a bulleted list Command + Shift + 9 Control + Shift + 9
Create a checklist Command + Shift + 8 Control + Shift + 8
Create a numbered list Command + Shift + 7 Control + Shift + 7
Create a heading Command + Shift + 1 to 4 Control + Shift + 1 to 4

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