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Issues and merge requests

To search through issues and merge requests in multiple projects, you can use the left-sidebar.

Click the menu bar, then Issues or Merge Requests, which work in the same way, therefore, the following notes are valid for both.

The number displayed on their right represents the number of issues and merge requests assigned to you.

menu bar - issues and MRs assigned to you

When you click Issues, you'll see the opened issues assigned to you straight away:

Issues assigned to you

You can filter them by Author, Assignee, Milestone, and Labels, searching through Open, Closed, and All issues.

Of course, you can combine all filters together.

Issues and MRs assigned to you or created by you

You'll find a shortcut to issues and merge requests create by you or assigned to you on the search field on the top-right of your screen:

shortcut to your issues and mrs

Issues and merge requests per project

If you want to search for issues present in a specific project, navigate to a project's Issues tab, and click on the field Search or filter results.... It will display a dropdown menu, from which you can add filters per author, assignee, milestone, label, and weight. When done, press Enter on your keyboard to filter the issues.

filter issues in a project

The same process is valid for merge requests. Navigate to your project's Merge Requests tab, and click Search or filter results.... Merge requests can be filtered by author, assignee, milestone, and label.

Search History

You can view recent searches by clicking on the little arrow-clock icon, which is to the left of the search input. Click the search entry to run that search again. This feature is available for issues and merge requests. Searches are stored locally in your browser.

search history

Shortcut

You'll also find a shortcut on the search field on the top-right of the project's dashboard to quickly access issues and merge requests created or assigned to you within that project:

search per project - shortcut

Todos

Your todos can be searched by "to do" and "done". You can filter them per project, author, type, and action. Also, you can sort them by Label priority, Last created and Oldest created.

Projects

You can search through your projects from the left menu, by clicking the menu bar, then Projects. On the field Filter by name, type the project or group name you want to find, and GitLab will filter them for you as you type.

You can also look for the projects you starred (Starred projects), and Explore all public and internal projects available in GitLab.com, from which you can filter by visibitily, through Trending, best rated with Most starts, or All of them.

You can also sort them by Name, Last created, Oldest created, Last updated, Oldest updated, Owner, and choose to hide or show archived projects:

sort projects

Groups

Similarly to projects search, you can search through your groups from the left menu, by clicking the menu bar, then Groups.

On the field Filter by name, type the group name you want to find, and GitLab will filter them for you as you type.

You can also Explore all public and internal groups available in GitLab.com, and sort them by Last created, Oldest created, Last updated, or Oldest updated.

Issue Boards

From an Issue Board, you can filter issues by Author, Assignee, Milestone, and Labels. You can also filter them by name (issue title), from the field Filter by name, which is loaded as you type.

When you want to search for issues to add to lists present in your Issue Board, click the button Add issues on the top-right of your screen, opening a modal window from which you'll be able to, besides filtering them by Name, Author, Assignee, Milestone, and Labels, select multiple issues to add to a list of your choice:

search and select issues to add to board