You can use Copy/Cut and Paste to move items within a structure. This is particularly useful when moving several items across a large structure, where drag-and-drop can be more difficult to manage.
To move an item within a structure:
First add the desired items to the clipboard:
- Select the items you want to move. Either select a single item, or use multiple selection.
- To move the item, click the Cut button on the structure toolbar (or press Ctrl+x or Command+x). To create a second copy of the item within the structure, use the Copy button (or Ctrl+c or Command+c).
- The selected items will be added into the clipboard and marked with a small scissors icon (for cuts) or a clipboard icon (for copies).
Cut items are not removed from the structure until you paste them to a new location.
When you copy an item that contains sub-items, these sub-items are not automatically copied with their parent. You need to select them explicitly. To copy an item and all its children:
- Select a parent item
- Press Shift+Arrow Right (this selects an item and all the sub-issues)
- Press the Copy button
When you cut an item, its sub-items are automatically cut and copied to the clipboard.
After you have cut/copied issues, you can paste them to any place in the structure:
- To view the contents of your Clipboard, you can open it in the secondary panel. However, this is not necessary.
- In the structure, select the item after which the items from the clipboard should be placed.
- Click the Paste button on the toolbar (or press Ctrl+v or Command+v) to place the items at the same indentation level. To place the items under the selected item (as the children), press Ctrl+Shift+v (or Command+Shift+v on Mac).