Find Jira issues faster
with this shortcut

Published Apr 7, 2022 by Ricard Bejarano

This guide is for Chrome.

This trick also works in Firefox.
It doesn't work in Safari.

I'm too lazy to check other browsers. Tell me if it works on yours and I'll put it here.


You’re at work, someone asks you open some random Jira issue. This is how it usually goes:

If you do this many times a day, it feels like running with flip-flops. Especially if you work on multiple Jira projects.


This is how I do it:

Everyone I’ve shown this trick has been astonished.

My dearest ex-colleagues consider it "(one of) my greatest contributions to team productivity, if not the greatest".


  1. Open Google Chrome

  2. Go to Settings > Search engine > Manage search engines

  3. Click “Add”

  4. Fill out the form like this:

  1. Click “Add” to save


  1. Open a new tab

  2. Type in your project key

  3. Press either SPACE or TAB

  4. Type in your issue number

  5. Press ENTER

Now you’re running with sneakers!

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