Save time and start trying out some of the options below.

How to enable Hotkeys

  1. Click on your profile avatar

  2. Select My Settings 

  3. Flip the toggle for Hotkeys on 

Arrow pointing to toggle for Hotkeys setting option


Note: For Windows computers, replace cmd with ctrl

Pro tip: Press Shift + ? in your Workspace to bring up the list of hotkeys and shortcuts!

Dashboard Navigation


  • Create task t  

  • Create a new Reminder r  

  • Open Notepad p 

  • Quickswitch k or cmd + k 

  • /Slash Commands / 

  • Activate the tag-user selector with the @ symbol

  • @@ to mention a task

  • @@@ to mention a doc

  • Press m  while viewing a task to assign it to yourself

  • Edit your most recent comment with up arrow  from the comment editor

  • Use the - (minus) key to clear filters from your current view

  • Type : to quickly open and filter emojis. Press return  to select an emoji 

  • Open a new tab from any link with cmd + mouse click 

  • Bulk create subtasks by pasting a list of texts

  • Anchor a link in task description or comments with cmd + k 

  • Markdown shortcuts to convert to rich text formatting without leaving your keyboard.

  • Hover over a task in List or Board View and quickly assign it to yourself with m  

  • Show/hide sidebar with q 

  • Move to next task ctrl + shift + left or right arrow   

  • When you create a new task: Open with 1, move to tray with 2 , or copy url with 3 

image of Open, Tray, and Copy URL options

Doc Shortcuts


Mac Shortcut

Windows Shortcut

Create a comment from your selected text

⌘ + shift + M

CTRL + Shift + M

Create a task from your selected text

⌘ + option + T

CTRL + Shift + T

Highlight a text block

⌘ + shift + H

CTRL + Shift + H

Duplicate a text block

⌘ + D


Desktop App Keyboard Shortcuts

Want to use our handy keyboard shortcuts in our Desktop App, instead of using your mouse?


Default shortcut (Windows)

Default shortcut (Mac)

Quick create a new task



  1. Open the ClickUp Desktop App

  2. Go to My Settings and select Desktop App

  3. Toggle the Quick Create New Task shortcut on or off

  4. Update your keyboard shortcut to a different combination of keys by clicking on the current keyboard shortcut

Screenshot of the Desktop App Settings page, highlighting the option to change the keyboard shortcut

Learn more about our Desktop App, or download it now!

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