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Display Options

Display options let you group and order issues and projects to determine which information appears in your view.

Image showing the upper right corner of the roadmap view and the view options. These include the layout, zoom and ordering options and the options to choose whether completed projects and empty milestones are shown.


Display options appear on every view in Linear. On issue views, they allow you to order and group issues in various ways, switch between board and list layouts, and choose which information is displayed. On project and roadmap views, they control the layout between timeline and list views as well the grouping and ordering of information. Display options can be saved as personal preferences or as the default display options on that page for your workspace.

Cmd/Ctrl V to open display options

Cmd/Ctrl B to toggle between list and board on issue views


Saving display options

To update your view only, customize the view and then navigate away from the options menu by clicking anywhere in the app. Your selections will persist even if you navigate away from the current view.

To update the display options on that page for your whole workspace, press Set as default after customizing the view. This will apply the configuration to every other user in your workspace.

If you customize a view's display options and wish to return to the default configuration, Click Reset to default.

Available display options

Every view in Linear is slightly different and will display different display options. Triage and Inbox only let you update the ordering and not grouping properties. We'll work to expand display options over time.

Issue view


If a board is available for your view, you'll see the option and can toggle between lists and boards. Cmd/Ctrl B will also toggle the layout.


Grouping is allowed in most list views and lets you group issues by Status, Assignee, Project, Priority, Cycle or Focus*. No grouping removes all categorization and is especially useful when applying ordering and filters. Grouping settings will affect whether you can order issues manually.

*Focus is available in the My Issues view. Focus is a unique grouping that attempts to organize issues assigned to you in order of what you'd want to work on first.


Ordering is allowed in most list views and lets you order issues within their groupings by Manual, Priority, Last created, Last updated, Due date, and Link count.

Manual ordering

Manual ordering is default for board views and can be selected in most list views. To move issues around, select them with your mouse and drag them to a new position. Manual ordering is unique in that it will update the manual order for everyone in the workspace.


Toggle this setting on to show sub-issues in the list or off to only show parent issues and issues without sub-issues.

Show empty groups

When toggled, this setting will hide groupings without any issues.

Display properties

Choose what issue properties are displayed on individual issues on lists or the board. This is different from filters; filters will refine the list to only issues with certain properties while display options show all issues in the list but hide or show data on the issue item or board card.

Display properties include Issue ID, Priority, Status, Labels, Project, Cycle, Created, Updated, Assignee, Estimate, Links, Sentry issues, and Pull Requests and Commits. On Plus plans, SLA is also a supported Display property.

Roadmaps and project views


Switch between list view and timeline view.


Order projects manually, by last updated, or by last created. You can group by lead, status and roadmap in Roadmaps, or lead and assignee in the projects view.


Zoom the timeline view to focus on a month, quarter, or year. Use the mouse (two finger swipe on Mac) to scroll backwards and forwards in time.

Completed projects

Under the active view tab, show projects that have completed in the last week, month, or year -- even if they've been closed. You can also select to show all projects no matter the status, or no completed projects in the active view.