Default views

Linear teams come with default views for common issue view configurations.

Linear app showing the default views

Teams come with the following default issue views:

  • Issues: Active, Backlog
  • Cycles: Active, 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 common 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 active 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 team that are not archived, including completed and canceled issues. The view is especially helpful for creating custom views for your team since you can easily filter the issues in this view and then save those filters as a custom view.

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 assigned a backlog state. Our default state for newly created issues is backlog. We view the backlog as the place for new issues and ideas. These are issues that have yet to be prioritized and put on your team's roadmap.

By default, you have one backlog workflow status but you can add more of them in team settings (e.g. Icebox). Any issues here will be updated to active (Todo) 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 issues that are in the trash and waiting deletion. Archived issues are kept for historical reference and can be restored anytime using the # shortcut. Issue links will still work even if the issue has been archived or is awaiting deletion but issues and projects must be unarchived in order to make changes to them.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 removed permanently fourteen days after they've been marked deleted.

Cycles will display current, future, and past cycles and the percent 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.

Active cycle opens the current cycle and Upcoming opens the immediate next cycle.

Projects will show an overview of all projects within the team. You can switch between All, Backlog, Active or Closed projects and you can switch between a timeline view or a list view.

You can view all the custom views that are shared with your team here. You can also create new custom views from here.

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 .