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The new GitHub Issues – September 3rd update

Since our last update, we’ve continued to improve the GitHub Issues beta to make GitHub the place that developers can plan, manage and track their work. Here are some of the recent ships:

🚚 Bulk select and delete

You can now bulk select multiple items in both the table and board layouts.

  • Use cmd+click (on MacOS) or ctrl+click (on Windows/Linux) to select multiple items.
  • Or try shift+arrow-keys / shift+click once an item is already selected.
  • Then hit the del key to quickly remove everything selected.

Bulk delete

🎨 Custom fields in the board layout

Pick and choose which fields you would like to see when in the board layout. Simply use the view menu to customize to exactly what you need.

custom fields

✨ Bug fixes & improvements

  • Group by is now enabled for milestones!
  • In the board layout, if your no status field is empty, it will be automatically hidden.
  • Empty groups are no longer shown when you are running a group by.
  • When a item in the table layout is deleted, focus is retained within the table to keep keyboard navigation active.
  • Bug fix so the is:open filter no longer hides draft issues.
  • Bug fix to resolve issues when filtering over labels which contained :.

Learn about the Issues beta on the GitHub Issues page or in the FAQ.

As previously announced, on September 8th 2021 at 14:00 UTC, GitHub will stop supporting API Authentication via Query Parameters.

If you are passing credentials via query or path parameters, GitHub will respond with client errors. Please refer to this blog post for details on authenticating API requests to GitHub using the Authorization header.


  • September 8 2021 at 14:00 UTC

Please check the latest Enterprise release notes to learn in which version API Authentication via Query Parameters will be removed.

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