Search

Quickly find issues with our different built-in search options.

Linear search page

Overview

We offer a few different ways to search and find issues in Linear. You can search issues across the full workspace, including archived and deleted issues, using our main workspace search / This is our most powerful search and it searches across issue titles, descriptions, documents and comments. We also have other search options that let you quickly search just the issues in the view, find recently opened issues, and open an issue quickly with the issue ID.

/ to search all issues in workspace by title, description, comments

Cmd/Ctrl F to search issue titles in the current view (board, list, Inbox)

O then I to view recently opened issues

O then I to quick search issues by issue ID or title

Basics

Search workspace

Click on the search button in the top left or type / to open the search menu and then type your query. Search looks for issues and documents across the full workspaces and matches the issue ID or terms in the title, description, or comments. You can search by ID exactly e.g. LIN-123 or shorthand e.g. lin123. Active issues will show up first, followed by archived issues.

We sort search results in what we assume is the most relevant order, showing unstarted and in progress issues first, then backlog, completed, canceled, and archived issues. The search term will be highlighted if it's in the title. To further refine your search, you can use operates like AND to include both terms, or -keyword to exclude a term. You can also apply filters with the shortcut F.

ProTip: Use filters to refine search results. Apply them after entering the search for workspace search / and before/after using Cmd/Ctrl F to search a view (list, board, Inbox).

Recent issues

When you open the search menu, you'll be shown recent searches as well as a list of recent issues for easy access. You can also find recent issues on the macOS desktop app by clicking the clock icon above the lefthand sidebar or launching it with O then I.

Search specific views

Type Cmd/Ctrl F to search for issues within the specific list or board you're viewing. The search bar will appear in the top right corner next to the View Options button. You'll need to search by exact issue ID or words in the title. This search acts more like a temporary filter, so as you type, only matching issues remain on the board or list. Press Esc to clear the search and show all of your issues.

Search Inbox

Cmd/Ctrl F can also be launched in the Inbox view. Search by user, notification type, issue ID, or issue title. For example, searching for New comment will update your Inbox to only show issues of that type.

Quick issue open

You can search and open issues by their exact issue ID using the command line. Type Cmd/Ctrl K, then the issue ID e.g. LIN-123 or lin123, then Enter to open the issue.

Quick issue search

The shortcut O then I will open a recent issues search where you can also search for issues by issue ID or title. This supports partial word search but will only search by title (not description or comments).

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