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Default views

Linear teams contain default views to organize issues and projects.

Linear app showing the default views


Teams have the following default views:

  • Issues: Active, Backlog
  • Cycles: Current, Upcoming
  • Projects
  • Views

Archived issues can be found under the ... menu when hovering over a Team name or by using the keyboard shortcut g followed by x.

You can access views from the sidebar or with keyboard shortcuts.

G then A to go to active issues

G then D to go to board view of active issues

G then B to go to backlog

G then E to go to all issues

G then X to go to archived issues

G then C to go to all cycles view

G then V for current cycle

G then W for upcoming cycle

Cmd/Ctrl B to switch to board layout (or back to list)

O then T to open a new team, then use shortcuts to get to that team's views



Issues shows all issues across the selected team that are not archived, including completed and canceled issues.


Active shows all active issues on your team, which are the issues under Unstarted or Started states in your team's workflow. If you're using our default states, these would include To Do and In Progress but not Backlog, Completed, or Canceled issues.


This includes issues in backlog, which is our default status for newly created unstarted issues.

One backlog status exists by default but you can add more statuses in this group through team settings (e.g. Icebox). Any issues here will be updated to active (To do) status if they're moved to a cycle. You can also enable a cycle setting to automate the reverse: if issues are moved out of a cycle, they'll move to the backlog. See cycles under team settings for more information.


Archive contains all archived issues, projects, and cycles for the team as well as recently deleted issues. Archived issues are kept for historical reference and can be restored anytime using the # shortcut. Issue links will still work even if the issue has been archived or is awaiting deletion but issues and projects must be unarchived in order to make changes to them. Deleted issues are permanently removed 14 days after deletion.

Cycles views

Cycles displays current, future, and past cycles and the percentage of issues completed. Click into the cycle to view cycle issues and graphs. Past cycles will be archived according to the settings in auto-archive.

Current cycle opens the current cycle and Upcoming opens the next cycle.


Projects shows all projects within the team. You can switch between All, Backlog, Active or Closed projects and between a timeline view or a list view.


See existing custom views created for your team or workspace. You can also create new issue or project views from here.

View layouts

In all the above views, you can easily switch between a list or board layout. You can read more on this in our documentation here .