Create subtask of swimlane using only keyboard

I really like the keyboard functionality in YouTrack, but I have yet to find a way to accomplish this.
I create a new swimlane with ctrl+alt+shift+Insert. Then I try to insert a subtask, but neither alt+Insert nor ctrl+alt+Insert inserts task into that swimlane. They just insert into whatever other swimlane has the focus.

On a side note, I also can't seem to understand how to "focus" on a swimlane. The only way I have found that changes focus is to insert a task into that swimlane using the "Add Task" button inside the lane. The swimlane with focus is visually marked, but I can't find a way to click anywhere or use the keyboard to focus on a different swimlane.

Using 4.1.3 #5764.
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Hello Andreas,

Thank you for such kind feedback!

You can create a subtask of a swimlane only when focus is on that swimlane. Please, move focus on the swimlane (LEFT/RIGHT/UP/DOWN shortcuts) and then create new task inside the swimlane (ALT + INSERT). If you have created task outside the swimlane, you can move focus on the task and then move this task in (Ctrl + UP) or out (Ctrl + DOWN) the swimlane.

Feel free to contact us if have any questions.
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Thanks for the follow up. The up/down arrows only seems to work if the swimlane already has tasks in it. So if you just created a new swimlane, then I can't use arrow keys to focus on it. Arrow keys only jumps between tasks, and does not select or stop on the actual swimlanes, so that is probably the reason.
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Just to be clear, using keyboard only is still not feasible when creating new swimlanes. Only when adding tasks to swimlanes with already added tasks can you use alt+insert. When setting up a new backlog, it is a bit tedious having to use the mouse all the time.

Using ctrl+up to move a new task into a swimlane only works if the swimlane is expanded and in our workflow we generally have swimlanes collapsed unless we are working on them. On a side note, I know there have been requests on this forum to more easily expand/collapse all swimlanes and this is one the cases where that applies.
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