Basic keyboard shortcuts

As a user of Bitwarden, I want to be able to quickly and easily access my credential information to enable to me to make best use of the solution.

Currently when using the Bitwarden application, it requires a lot of mouse movement which hinders the adoption of the Bitwarden application. My current workflow with KeePassXC makes strong use of their defined shortcuts to do the following:

  • Copy Username
  • Copy Password
  • Copy URL
  • Copy TOTP

Developing this feature will make it possible for me to adopt Bitwarden. This also impacts those who rely solely upon the keyboard such as those who use accessibility tools that effectively cannot use the mouse as a viable option.


  • Limited to the above 4 actions (copy data from the vault to the clipboard via keyboard shortcuts)
  • Shortcuts are not user-defined (statically defined only)

This is similar to issue #76 however it is scoped significantly smaller and that issue did not include in the description shortcuts for accessing data, mostly navigation instead.

Essential! I’m loving Bitwarden, but we need keyboard shortcuts before this can become my tool of choice. <3

Here are some examples that are quite common for actions besides copying credentials:

  • Cmd + Backspace = Delete current entry
  • Cmd + E = Edit current entry
  • Cmd + S = Save current entry (in edit screen)

Any update on this? It’s been almost a year since this discussion was created, and it’s still not possible to use the Bitwaren desktop app with a keyboard, nor the browser extension. This isn’t just accessibility, this is basic functionality. It should be possible to navigate, copy and edit information using the keyboard.

I would love a keyboard shortcut to switch to “Favourites”!