Close Issue in Backlog (JIRA Agile Plan mode Scrum Board)

We often close issues out of the backlog on a Scrum Board without putting them into a sprint.

The way to close an issue there is clicking on "Actions" --> "More Actions" and then typing "close issue".

Isn't there a faster way to close issues? It would be nice if this action appears in the standard menu below "Assign".

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  1. Click on the issue
  2. Hit "." button in the window appears
  3. if you start typin "cl.." you can select and close


I followed those steps you mentioned and had some trouble finding the "close" option.  I am using Jira Scrum and I am having trouble closing an issue.  When I hit "." and type "cl.." the only option that comes up is "clone."

Please let me know if you have any resolutions to closing out an issue.


The task item should be marked as in progress inorder to follow the above steps. Else you will get clone option only.



thanks for the step by step, for me, was helpful.


I was just wondering if closing an issue in the backlog without having it associated with a sprint will affect my velocity or not?, I'm guessing that at the end I just lost those points.

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