Navigating from one open card to the next in a Trello list is effort intensive. One has to click outside the open card and then find the next card in the list (which can be tough if it's a crowded list) and then click it to open. That's a lot of work.

Is there any shortcut to easily navigate to the next card in a list?

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There is a shortcut to navigate around the board view, but not from card to card while looking at them. We'll look into this, thanks.


Using J / K now navigates to card below / card above when viewing a card.

  • Not sure why this had negative votes as it does exactly what was asked: Navigating from an open card. The other answers require pressing Escape to get back to the list before you can start navigating.
    – Burhan Ali
    Commented Nov 27, 2014 at 15:47

Trello's Help page has all the keyboard shortcuts listed. The Navigate Cards section has what you need. -

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As it says -

Pressing the arrow keys will select adjacent cards on a board.

And then you can press Enter to open it.

  • That doesn't seem to work (I'm using Windows + Chrome). Commented May 10, 2012 at 15:40
  • Works for me (Ubuntu + Chrome). Focus a card first with Tab key or mouse, then try the arrow keys.
    – Bibhas
    Commented May 10, 2012 at 15:41
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    The arrow keys work to move focus up or down a list for me, but not when a card is open. Commented May 10, 2012 at 15:44
  • You have to close a card first(You can use Escape key) and then move to next card.
    – Bibhas
    Commented May 10, 2012 at 15:45
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    Indeed, I can do that. But still not much of a shortcut. Hrrrmmmm. Commented May 10, 2012 at 15:47

In addition to the arrow keys to navigate on the board (and Enter to open a card), you may press Esc to close the currently open card.

IMHO, pressing Enter and Esc is two too many keystrokes. I'd vote for the arrow keys to work on open cards too.

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