YouTrack 5.0 EAP Speaks Your Language

Olga Kosyreva

YouTrack 5.0 codenamed ‘Gentle’ is on its way. Meanwhile, we are excited to open the Early Access Program. Several heavily requested features are ready for you to try out. Let’s explore them!

Localization (FR, DE, RU and more coming)

Salut! Hallo! Привет!

We are thrilled to introduce the most wanted feature in YouTrack ever. YouTrack is ready to speak German, French, and Russian, and more languages coming later in time for the 5.0 release.

To change system language in YouTrack, please go to Administration > Settings (you need administrator rights to do this) and choose from four currently available languages:

Please note that this is only Early Access Program and some translations are still in progress or too fresh. However, any feedback on this feature is highly appreciated.

For YouTrack InCloud users, we’ve created four EAP instances where they can try out the newest features in their language:

Please help us improve current translations by sharing your feedback: simply create issues at the corresponding YouTrack instance. We appreciate your input!

What’s more, if your language isn’t available yet, now you can translate YouTrack on your own. Or, you could create a personal YouTrack with your own slang, if you like. A How-To guide on this topic is coming soon.

Entirely restyled UI: new full screen issue, issues list, ‘create’ and ‘edit’ screens

We here in YouTrack always paid attention to balance between form and substance. We’ve redesigned the Full-screen Issue, Create Issue and Edit Issue screens and hope the new look and feel will help you manage issues faster, easier and cooler.

Key enhancements and major changes:

  • Unified design and layouts for full screen, edit and create issue screens: same place for fields everywhere
  • Field’s labels are permanently visible now
  • Highlighting assignee
  • Attaching files from the system is faster and more fun: simply drag them to the create or edit issue screen
  • Generate issue template URL and send it to your customer or collaborator. You also can use this URL for yourself for further issues reporting
  • Clear but still detailed comments view
  • Updated menu components design
  • Restyled edit and delete issue icons

Enough talking, just take a look at the brand new Full Screen Issue:

Redesigned full screen issue

Just try out the new YouTrack look and feel by grabbing the freshest build from EAP.

Similar issues

On the screenshot above you may have noticed a brand new tab next to the familiar History and Linked Issues tabs. Please give a warm welcome to the Similar Issues tab. There you can find similar issues to the chosen issue. Just start editing the issue description or summary, and the similar issues list will refresh and show you the most relevant issues. You can show or hide the similar issues block on editing and creating issues screens:

Similar Issues

This will help you to eliminate duplicates in your project: users will see right away if a similar issue has already been reported. Another advantage of this new tab is that you can easily link relevant issues with one click.

Clone Issue

One more highly wanted feature is ready to be shipped. From the very beginning YouTrack was a unique tracking tool because of its command language and full keyboard control. Now we are pleased to introduce a new command: Clone issue. With this command you can clone one or multiple issues. Just start typing “Clone” or open command dialog to apply new command to the issue!

System-wide notification message

More customization possibilities for YouTrack administrators. Now you can show system-wide message to all of your YouTrack site users to notify them about any site maintenance, last updates, recent events, or anything you would like.

Database improvements

We’ve enhanced our database, designed internally by our engineers specially for YouTrack. It’s gotten faster, smarter and safer.

Contrast Darcula TV scheme

Many JetBrains products have adopted the darker side, and now it has finally reached YouTrack as well.

If you apply Agile methodologies in your practices, you know that the hardest thing is to stay Agile. To cope with this, your board should be visible as much as possible, especially during meetings, or maybe even permanently on a TV screen in your office. You can’t afford not to keep track of what’s going in your project.

This is why we’re making available a new Darcula-style view for the Agile board. Specifically designed for TV, it is highly visible from a distance and also very usable on a PC screen. Please welcome YouTrack Darcula TV style:

Contrast Darcula TV scheme

To enable this new view, go to Agile board and choose the Darcula style among other view options (minimal and compact):
Switch to Darcula view

Explore the darker side to stay Agile!

Where to go next:

To try out all the new features, download the freshest YouTrack 5.0 build from the Early Access Program.
If you use YouTrack InCloud, check out all the newest features in one of currently available languages. Please report issues with you comments directly in these instances. We’ve created YouTrack 5.0 InCloud EAP instances specifically to gather your feedback:

Just create an issue there to tell us what you think.

Please share all your feedback with us. We would be happy to make YouTrack 5.0 even better with your help.

Keep calm and track softly with YouTrack 5.0 codename ‘Gentle’ EAP
YouTrack Team

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20 Responses to YouTrack 5.0 EAP Speaks Your Language

  1. İbrahim ATAY says:

    May 25, 2013


    nice news but application gives an error

    • Olga Kosyreva says:

      May 27, 2013

      Hi İbrahim,

      Thank you for trying out new YouTrack. Please refresh the page and try to log in once again. It’s known issue and will be fixed soon.
      Best regards,

  2. Dan Rzeppa says:

    May 25, 2013

    How do I login to the cloud-based eap instances. If I use my credentials for the issue tracker it doesn’t work, but I try to register as a new user, it says my user name is already taken.

    Is it supposed to be linked to existing youtrack users, or is the intent that one would create a new user account?

    • Olga Kosyreva says:

      May 27, 2013

      Hi Dan,

      Please try to register as a new user with a new username. EAP instances are not linked to existing YouTrack users. However, it might be that the login you’ve tried is already taken.
      Best regards,

  3. Sebastiaan van Stijn says:

    May 31, 2013

    JavaScript and Stylesheets on the Agile Board produce a 404?

    • Olga Kosyreva says:

      June 6, 2013

      Hi Sebastiaan,

      Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, Agile board on EAP instances does not work as stable as we expected. We continuously improve EAP builds. Please check out current installations. Should work fine now

      Best regards,

      • Antonello Provenzano says:

        April 5, 2014

        I’ve JUST encountered the same problem with version 5.1.2.
        After creating an agile board “Stored Procedures” for a project I’ve been redirected to the path “” which returns a 404 error code. This is caused by the missing sprint.css, that kills the entire execution.

        Now each time navigate to the Agile Board, I get the same error.

        • Andrey Tigay says:

          April 7, 2014

          Hi Antonello,

          May I kindly ask you to provide us with the database? Seems, I’m not able to assist you without investigation. The database can be uploaded to our
          All users have only ‘write’ permission, so it’s secure.
          Let us know how come. You may also contact us via

          Thank you,


          • Marco says:

            August 8, 2014

            We have the same problem like this, already working on youtrack-x86-5.2.3-8810.exe.
            I think this is a problem that already is in the DB since the bug in earlier version. How to fix this?

  4. Ken says:

    June 20, 2013

    The new version looks fantastic! Everything looks cleaner and more legible. But my absolute favorite thing is the new solution to multi-project Agile boards. This is exactly what I was hoping for. I never really understood the whole “configure this project for Agile” approach. Under the new solution, it looks like all projects are automatically configured and we can make up a new “Agile” consisting of any number of projects (

    This is a huge improvement for anybody working across multiple projects and trying to keep track. It also removes the confusing situation when you parent an issue in one project to an issue in another project and it would (sometimes?) show up on the other project’s Agile board.

    Excellent work by JetBrains as usual. Any idea when we can expect to see the new version on InCloud accounts?

    • Olga Kosyreva says:

      June 20, 2013

      Hi Ken,

      Thank you for this awesome feedback! We are happy that your hopes come true.
      YouTrack InCloud instances will be upgraded in the end of July. Meanwhile, you can try out new features via YouTrack 5.0 EAP.

      Please feel free to share your thoughts on new features with us.

  5. Nordine says:

    September 25, 2013

    What language is youtrack based on? Is it a .net application?

    • Valerie Andrianova says:

      January 16, 2014

      YouTrack is written in MPS (JetBrains Meta-Programming System: using our own DSLs.

  6. aspid says:

    January 16, 2014

    Do you planning per-user localization? My company is international and some of our employers speak different languages – so it can be useful for companies like my.

    • Valerie Andrianova says:

      January 16, 2014

      Hello Aspid,
      Yes, we have this feature in our future plans. It’s not planned for the upcoming version (6.0), maybe will be implemented in the next one.

      • wolfgang says:

        May 31, 2016

        Is there a now a shedule for per user languages?

        • Valerie Andrianova says:

          June 1, 2016

          Unfortunately not at the moment. We don’t have plans for per-user localization. Looks like it’s not that popular.

  7. Sergiy says:

    April 9, 2017

    And what to do when developers from different countries.
    How to set up the language individually?

  8. Sergiy says:

    April 9, 2017

    Why do you delete my comments?

    And what to do when developers from different countries.
    How to set up the language individually? “

    • Natasha Katson says:

      April 10, 2017

      the language can be only set up per instance.


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