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Keyboard shortcuts to create and edit a new card - gone because of new style changes?

Marnie Andrews November 6, 2023

Using Chrome on a Windows laptop, I loved being able to create and edit a new Trello card using the following set of key strokes:

  1. Use the ... on the list's main action menu to "Add card..."
  2. Type in the card's summary
  3. Hit Enter
  4. Trello creates a second new card
  5. Hit Esc to remove the second new card
  6. Trello *used* to highlight the previous card I had just created
  7. Hit Enter to open the card to edit it / add more details.

In a recent update, I could no longer complete steps 6 and 7 using keyboard strokes. I have to use my mouse. I believe the issue appeared when the new styling changes were introduced, which outline cards with a black line when I hover over a card.

Can anyone provide a set of key strokes to edit a new card that works with the latest version?

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Hannah Humbert - Simpla Workflows
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November 7, 2023

Hi @Marnie Andrews ! I just tried to follow your steps and was able to complete 6 and 7 with no issue, so not entirely sure why it's not working for you 🤔 maybe an add-on is interfering here? Do you get the same behaviour using Trello in an incognito browser? Can I suggest a potentially more efficient process using keyboard shortcuts? Try this:

1. Hover mouse over list in the position you'd like the new card created and type "N" (think "n" for new card).

2. Type in the card title

3. Instead of hitting Enter to create the card, type "Shift-Enter" to create the card AND open it

Marnie Andrews November 7, 2023

Wonderful! Your suggestion worked and yes, it is indeed more efficient. Thank you!

Hannah Humbert - Simpla Workflows
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November 7, 2023

Great! Glad that helped ☺️

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