Easily change status in backlog view

Is there a quick way to change the status of a task from the backlog view?

Right now, to change a task status, I have to do the following:

  1. Click the three dots at the top right of the issue view
  2. Go to 'More Actions...'
  3. Choose a new Workflow status

 

Ideally I'd like to have the Status field just be a dropdown so I can quickly change the status of an item. Is this possible?

 

The core scenario this happens is when a task was a dupe or already completed in another task, I'd like to quickly change the task to "Completed" in the backlog view.

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Status is not a simple field (and rightly so).  It's an indicator of where the issue is in your process.

You can only change status by using a transition to move it through the workflow.  Personally, I'd like it to be easier to transition in some places, but I do get that it's not trivial

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You can also click on the backlog item and then hit the «.» key (period) for a shortcut to «More actions»

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