Introducing Keyboard Shortcuts

By on January 11, 2012

Make your Bitbucket experience faster by dropping the mouse and taking advantage of the new keyboard shortcuts.

Keyboard shortcuts provide a quick and easy way of navigating through Bitbucket and performing common (repetitive) actions without having to take your fingers off the keyboard. Pages you’ll find keyboard shortcuts useful for include:

Row highlighting

Press “j” and “k” to quickly move up and down between table rows and the source browser.

A yellow row highlighter is used when navigating tables and source to show you which row is selected, so you can quickly move between pages when pressing enter.

Shortcuts are just a key away

Navigate over to your Bitbucket repo and try out a few easy shortcuts to get going:

To see a list of all keyboard shortcuts, simply press the ‘?’ key from any page or read our keyboard shortcuts documentation and start using keyboard shortcuts today!


  • Dustin Farris
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Good job Bitbucket devs.  🙂

  • Dustin Farris
    Posted January 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Good job Bitbucket devs.  🙂

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  • Dnelson
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately, the “/” key interferes with Firefox’s “quick find in page” hotkey.  Could you change it to something else?

    • Posted January 26, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

      You can disable shortcuts in your account settings if you find them distracting. We’re keeping things simple at this stage: either keyboard shortcuts are on or they’re off (there are no configurable options).

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  • Ibtesam Bloch
    Posted June 22, 2016 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Clever and nice what you have done.

    personally i dont think having shortcuts on the bitbucket UI is that important. I am not spending hours in it to direly need shortcuts. Its a repository bible and thats it. we have got 294 repo and its still growing. But never had the need to have such UI features

    I would instead spend time and effort in the bitbucket api. There are so many things that people have asked for to improve the api. Wildcards when finding a file in repo is so much so much needed.