Linear's Shortcuts

Notes
Linear doesn’t use Control as a modifier key at all. Whoa.
For navigation mainly, Linear uses letter-only combo shortcuts, such as G and then I for Go To Inbox. I’ve personally never mastered this type of shortcut, nor encountered them in pro software. The benefit is that it’s muuuuch easier for semantic memorization and more extensible. I is inbox, B is backlog, etc. Our system for navigation uses Option and numbers. So ⌥1 for Schematic, ⌥2 for Code, etc. Cool, unless the nav changes or we add things. Also maybe hard to learn.
Yeah, damn, their 2 letter navigation paradigm is robust. Looks like you can go just about anywhere with a 2 keystrokes.
Feels good that they use lots of single letter-only shortcuts. I was nervous about using them in our product.
/ for search is interesting. I think this mirrors Chrome?
Linear’s way of - a flat, searchable list with labels on the left and shortcuts on the right - is really good.
Using a is less helpful in practice.
Want to print your doc?
This is not the way.
Try clicking the ⋯ next to your doc name or using a keyboard shortcut (
CtrlP
) instead.