Nearly every page on GitHub has a keyboard shortcut to perform actions faster.

Typing ? in GitHub brings up a dialog box that lists the keyboard shortcuts available for that page. You can use these keyboard shortcuts to perform actions across the site without using your mouse to navigate.

Below is a list of some of the available keyboard shortcuts.

Site wide shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcut Description
s Focus the search bar
g n Go to your notifications

Repositories

Keyboard Shortcut Description
g c Go to the Code tab
g i Go to the Issues tab
g p Go to the Pull requests tab
g b Go to the Projects tab
g w Go to the Wiki tab

Source code editing

Keyboard Shortcut Description
control f or command f Start searching in file editor
control g or command g Find next
shift control g or shift command g Find previous
shift control f or command option f Replace
shift control r or shift command option f Replace all
alt g Jump to line
control z or command z Undo
control y or command y Redo

For more keyboard shortcuts, see the CodeMirror documentation.

Source code browsing

Keyboard Shortcut Description
t Activates the file finder
l Jump to a line in your code
w Switch to a new branch or tag
y Expand a URL to its canonical form
i Show or hide comments on diffs
b Open blame view

Comments

Keyboard Shortcut Description
control b or command b Inserts Markdown formatting for bolding text
control i or command i Inserts Markdown formatting for italicizing text
control k or command k Inserts Markdown formatting for creating a link
control shift p or command shift p Toggles between the Write and Preview comment tabs
control enter Submits a comment

Issue and pull request lists

Keyboard Shortcut Description
c Create an issue
/ Focus the issues search bar
u Filter by author
l Filter by or edit labels
m Filter by or edit milestones
a Filter by or edit assignee
r Quote the selected text in your reply
o or enter Open issue

Issues and pull requests

Keyboard Shortcut Description
q Request a reviewer
m Set a milestone
l Apply a label
a Set an assignee

Changes in pull requests

Keyboard Shortcut Description
c Open the list of commits in the pull request
t Open the list of changed files in the pull request
j Move selection down in the list
k Move selection up in the list

Project boards

Moving a column

Keyboard Shortcut Description
enter or space Start moving the focused column
escape Cancel the move in progress
enter Complete the move in progress
or h Move column to the left
command ← or command h or control ← or control h Move column to the leftmost position
or l Move column to the right
command → or command l or control → or control l Move column to the rightmost position

Moving a card

Keyboard Shortcut Description
enter or space Start moving the focused card
escape Cancel the move in progress
enter Complete the move in progress
or j Move card down
command ↓ or command j or control ↓ or control j Move card to the bottom of the column
or k Move card up
command ↑ or command k or control ↑ or control k Move card to the top of the column
or h Move card to the bottom of the column on the left
shift ← or shift h Move card to the top of the column on the left
command ← or command h or control ← or control h Move card to the bottom of the leftmost column
command shift ← or command shift h or control shift ← or control shift h Move card to the top of the leftmost column
Move card to the bottom of the column on the right
shift → or shift l Move card to the top of the column on the right
command → or command l or control → or control l Move card to the bottom of the rightmost column
command shift → or command shift l or control shift → or control shift l Move card to the bottom of the rightmost column

Notifications

Keyboard Shortcut Description
e or I or y Mark as read
shift m Mute thread

Network Graph

Keyboard Shortcut Description
or h Scroll left
or l Scroll right
or k Scroll up
or j Scroll down
shift ← or shift h Scroll all the way left
shift → or shift l Scroll all the way right
shift ↑ or shift k Scroll all the way up
shift ↓ or shift j Scroll all the way down