Bulk editing status in GitHub Projects

GitHub Projects has a mechanism for bulk updating the status of items, but it's pretty difficult to figure out how to do it.

The trick is to use copy and paste. You can select a cell containing a status and hit Command+C to copy it - at which point a dotted border will be displayed around the cell.

Then you can select and then shift-click a range of other cells, and hit Command+V to paste the value.

Here's a demo:

I click a In Progress cell and the border goes dotted when I hit the copy keyboard shortcut. Then I shift-click to select a range of cells and hit paste to update their status.

Here's where this feature was introduced in the GitHub changelog. See also this community discussions thread.

Created 2023-06-29T10:22:16-07:00 · Edit