Keyboard Shortcuts & Hotkeys - TestRail

Keyboard shortcuts & hotkeys

Starting with TestRail 4.2, TestRail now supports keyboard shortcuts for important and frequently used actions such as editing/saving objects, adding results/comments and attachments and navigating between cases or tests.

 

The modifier key

Some actions such as saving a test case (i.e. submitting a form) require two keys to be pressed at the same time: one modifier key and the actual action key. The modifier key depends on the platform and browser you use and is usually control or command. We use <mod> to denote the usage of the modifier key in this documentation.

For example, to submit a form and save a test case, you would press <mod>+s which either translates to control+s or command+s.

Common shortcuts

The following list of shortcuts applies to TestRail in general.

Enter key Submits a dialog (unless a text control is currently focused). Applies to all dialogs in TestRail (e.g. the Add Result dialog).
Mod key +  Submits a form. Applies to all forms in TestRail (for example, the page that opens when you edit a test case).

Shortcut reference

The following sections list additional supported shortcuts in TestRail. The shortcuts are grouped by the entity the shortcuts apply to. For example, the shortcuts in the following Cases section apply to all case-related pages.

Cases

E key Opens the form to edit the test case
J key Navigates to the next case in the test suite/case repository
K key Navigates to the previous case in the test suite/case repository
Mod key +  Moves the current step up (with separated steps)
Mod key + Down arrow key Moves the current step down (with separated steps)
Mod key + period key Adds a new step after the current step (with separated steps)
Alt key + period key Adds a new step after the last step (with separated steps)

 

Dashboard

P key Opens the form to add a new project

Milestones

e key Opens the form to edit the milestone

Plans

e key Opens the form to edit the test plan

Projects

e key On the project overview page, opens the form to edit the project

Runs

a key Opens the Assign To dialog (for the currently selected tests, if any)
e key Opens the form to edit the test run
r key Opens the Add Result dialog (for the currently selected tests, if any)

Available since TestRail 5.1 (November 2015):

j key With active three-pane view, navigates to the next test in the run
k key With active three-pane view, navigates to the previous test in the run
p key With active three-pane view, passes the currently selected test
q key Toggles the three-pane view (if previously active)
alt key + m key With active three-pane view, activates the comment field for the currently selected test (<mod>+enter submits the comment)
Alt key + r key With active three-pane view, opens the Add Result dialog for the currently selected test

Suites

c key Opens the forms to add a new test case to the suite
mod key + period key Activates the inline-add feature to add a new test case to the current section (subgroups and selected view modes only)
e key Opens the form to edit the test suite (or opens the Edit Description dialog if using the single-suite project mode)
r key Opens the forms to add a new test run for the suite
s key Opens the dialog to add a new section to the end of the suite
mod key + s key Opens the dialog to add a new subsection to the current section (subgroups and selected view modes only)

 

Available since TestRail 5.1 (November 2015):

j key With active three-pane view, navigates to the next case in the test suite/case repository
k key With active three-pane view, navigates to the previous case in the test suite/case repository
q key Toggles the three-pane view (if previously active)

Tests

a key Opens the Assign To dialog to assign the test
c key Navigates to the test case of the test
e key Opens the form to edit the test case of the test
j key Navigates to the next test in the test run
k key Navigates to the previous test in the test run
m key Opens the Add Comment dialog to add a comment
r key Opens the Add Test Result dialog to add a test result

Administration

u key Add new user on the administration Users tab
m key Add multiple users on the administration Users tab