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Peek preview

View issue details without having to open issues.

Linear app showing how to peek issues


Peek is one of the semi-secrets of the Linear UI. It lets you view details of focused issues at a glance from any list or board view, similar to Quicklook in macOS.

Tap Space to toggle peek on or off

Space and hold to turn on peek only while Space is depressed


Peek is a default setting in Linear available on many issue views, the Inbox, and project lists. If peek is available for your page or view, you can launch it by pressing the Space bar and turn it off by pressing the Space bar again. To temporarily turn it on, hold the Space bar down. Peek will remain active until you let go of the Space bar.


Press Space to launch peek, then scroll through a list or board with (J/K or /) to launch the peek pop up. The peek preview will show information based on the items

  • For issues, it will show a preview issue details including the description, assignee, status, priority, cycle, labels, estimate, creation date, and updated date.
  • For projects, peek will show project details as well as the project graph.