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How to submit a card without starting another one?

I often want to create a card and add myself to it. So I click Add Card, start typing the text, and hit Enter. That submits the card, but it also starts another card -- so I can't use "space" to add myself because the new card is focused. I have to X out of that (with the mouse), then at that point since I have my hand on the mouse I drag my icon to the card I just created. It's not terrible, but there's got to be a better way.

So my question is this: Is there any way to submit a card without starting a new card, leaving the focus on the board as a whole so kbd shortcuts work?

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Nov 21, 2018

@Gary Oberbrunner 2 options:


1) After hitting enter, you can hit escape instead of using the mouse then hit spacebar to add yourself as a member


2) When you add the card you can hold shift and hit enter to add the card and open it right away, then space bar to add yourself and escape to close the card

Here's a brief screen recording showing these two options:

Thanks Iain; that does seem like the best plan -- enter+escape+space for each card. I wish there were a better shortcut, like Ctrl-Enter to create the card and go back to the default overall focus, but this is useful to me. (I create a lot of cards, and 95% don't ever need to get opened, so I'll use your first technique.)

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