Changing Issue Status to Read or Unread

When you view issues in a list such as a hotlist, unread issues appear in bold font. When you open an unread issue, Buganizer automatically changes the status to read and changes the font from bold to plain text. The status update occurs as soon as the issue finishes loading.

Status updates can also occur when you edit an issue. If another user makes a Major edit to an issue such as adding a new comment, the status of the issue is automatically updated from read to unread. Minor edits like adding yourself to the CC list do not affect the read status.

You can also manually update the read status for issues by using bulk edits or keyboard shortcuts.

Status indicators

Issue lists such as hotlists apply styling to issues based on their status. The styling changes depending on whether the issue is:

  • Read: Issues that have been read use the base row styling.
  • Unread: Unread issues are displayed using a bold font.
  • Closed: Closed issues have a darker background and lighter font.

The following image shows unread issues displayed in bold.

A screenshot demonstrating the different visual style applied to unread issues

If you are using a screen reader, the read or unread status is also included at the start of each row label.

Using bulk edits to change the read status

You can change the read status of one or more issues by using bulk edits. To edit issues in bulk:

  1. Open an issue list like a hotlist or the Assigned to me list.

  2. To change the status of unread issues, click the check the box to the left of one or more unread issues in the list.

  3. At the top of the page, click Mark as read.

  4. To change the status of read issues, click the check box to the left of one ore more read issues in the list.

  5. At the top of the page, click Mark as unread.

    The Mark as unread option that appears at the top of the list when read issues are selected

For more information on editing multiple issues, see Editing Issues in Bulk.

Using keyboard shortcuts to change the read status

You can also mark issues read or unread bu using the following keyboard shortcuts.

  • Press Shift+i to mark selected issues read.
  • Press Shift+u to mark selected issues unread.

In order to use the keyboard shortcuts, you must have Enable all hotkeys turned on in the Buganizer display settings. For more information, see Keyboard settings in the Issue Tracker documentation.

For a list of all shortcuts, see the Keyboard Shortcuts page.