Basic Navigation

The most basic way of navigating your project are the commands for moving left, right, up, and down.

These commands change the primary selection to an adjacent task.

Left, Right, Up, Down

Screenshot of the basic navigation commands

Move Up selects the closest task above the selected task.

Move Down selects the closest task below the selected task.

Move Left and Move Right work a bit differently. You can think of these commands as traversing the arrows connecting two tasks.

If two tasks are not connected by a dependency relationship, you can't use Move Left or Move Right to move between them, even though they may appear "to the left" or "to the right" of one another.

Move Left selects a predecessor of the selected task.

Move Right selects a successor of the selected task.

Multiple Sets of Key Bindings

You'll notice that there are two sets of keys bound to the basic navigation commands.

You can use either:

  • h, j, k, l
  • or the arrow keys

We strongly recommend using the h, j, k, and l keys however. Since you don't have to move your fingers from the home row, getting in the habit of using these keys will make you much more efficient.

They may feel unnatural or awkward at first, but stick with it! Navigating in this manner will quickly become second nature.