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Visual Studio code Shortcut Keys

Updated on 19 February 2021
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Updated on 19 February 2021

For Windows.


General

Ctrl+Shift+P, F1  

Show Command Palette

Ctrl+P

Quick Open, Go to File...

Ctrl+Shift+N 

New window/instance

Ctrl+Shift+W 

Close window/instance

Ctrl+, 

User Settings

Ctrl+K Ctrl+S 

Keyboard Shortcuts

Basic editing

Ctrl+X 

Cut line (empty selection)

Ctrl+C 

Copy line (empty selection)

Alt+ ↑ / ↓

Move line up/down

Shift+Alt + ↓ / ↑

Copy line up/down

Ctrl+Shift+K

Delete line

Ctrl+Enter

Insert line below

Ctrl+Shift+Enter

Insert line above

Ctrl+Shift+\

Jump to matching bracket

Ctrl+] / [ 

Indent/outdent line

Home / End

Go to beginning/end of line

Ctrl+Home

Go to beginning of file

Ctrl+End

Go to end of file

Ctrl+↑ / ↓

Scroll line up/down

Alt+PgUp / PgDn

Scroll page up/down

Ctrl+Shift+[

Fold (collapse) region

Ctrl+Shift+]

Unfold (uncollapse) region

Ctrl+K Ctrl+[

Fold (collapse) all subregions

Ctrl+K Ctrl+] 

Unfold (uncollapse) all subregions

Ctrl+K Ctrl+0

Fold (collapse) all regions

Ctrl+K Ctrl+J

Unfold (uncollapse) all regions

Ctrl+K Ctrl+C

Add line comment

Ctrl+K Ctrl+U

Remove line comment

Ctrl+/ 

Toggle line comment

Shift+Alt+A

Toggle block comment

Alt+Z 

Toggle word wrap

Rich languages editing

Ctrl+Space 

Trigger suggestion

Ctrl+Shift+Space

Trigger parameter hints

Shift+Alt+F 

Format document

Ctrl+K Ctrl+F 

Format selection

F12 Go to 

Definition

Alt+F12

Peek Definition

Ctrl+K F12 

Open Definition to the side

Ctrl+. 

Quick Fix

Shift+F12 

Show References

F2 

Rename Symbol

Ctrl+K Ctrl+X 

Trim trailing whitespace

Ctrl+K M 

Change file language

Editor management

Ctrl+F4, Ctrl+W

Close editor

Ctrl+K F

Close folder

Ctrl+\

Split editor

Ctrl+ 1 / 2 / 3

Focus into 1 st , 2 nd or 3 rd editor group

Ctrl+K Ctrl+ ←/→

Focus into previous/next editor group

Ctrl+Shift+PgUp / PgDn

Move editor left/right

Ctrl+K ← / →

Move active editor group

File management

Ctrl+N 

New File

Ctrl+O 

Open File...

Ctrl+S

Save

Ctrl+Shift+S

Save As...

Ctrl+K S

Save All

Ctrl+F4

Close

Ctrl+K Ctrl+W

Close All

Ctrl+Shift+T

Reopen closed editor

Ctrl+K 

Enter Keep preview mode editor open

Ctrl+Tab 

Open next

Ctrl+Shift+Tab 

Open previous

Ctrl+K P 

Copy path of active file

Ctrl+K R 

Reveal active file in Explorer

Ctrl+K O 


Show active file in new window/instance

Display

F11 

Toggle full screen

Shift+Alt+0 

Toggle editor layout (horizontal/vertical)

Ctrl+ = / - 

Zoom in/out

Ctrl+B 

Toggle Sidebar visibility

Ctrl+Shift+E

Show Explorer / Toggle focus

Ctrl+Shift+F

Show Search

Ctrl+Shift+G

Show Source Control

Ctrl+Shift+D

Show Debug

Ctrl+Shift+X

Show Extensions

Ctrl+Shift+H

Replace in files

Ctrl+Shift+J

Toggle Search details

Ctrl+Shift+U

Show Output panel

Ctrl+Shift+V 

Open Markdown preview

Ctrl+K V 

Open Markdown preview to the side

Ctrl+K Z 

Zen Mode (Esc Esc to exit)

Debug

F9 

Toggle breakpoint

F5 

Start/Continue

Shift+F5 

Stop

F11 / Shift+F11 

Step into/out

F10 

Step over

Ctrl+K Ctrl+I 

Show hover

Integrated terminal

Ctrl+`

Show integrated terminal

Ctrl+Shift+`

Create new terminal

Ctrl+C

Copy selection

Ctrl+V

Paste into active terminal

Ctrl+↑ / ↓

Scroll up/down

Shift+PgUp / PgDn

Scroll page up/down

Ctrl+Home / End

Scroll to top/bottom



Navigation

Ctrl+T 

Show all Symbols

Ctrl+G

Go to Line...

Ctrl+P

Go to File...

Ctrl+Shift+O 

Go to Symbol...

Ctrl+Shift+M 

Show Problems panel

F8 

Go to next error or warning

Shift+F8 

Go to previous error or warning



Ctrl+Shift+Tab 

Navigate editor group history

Alt+ ← / → 

Go back / forward

Ctrl+M

Toggle Tab moves focus

Search and replace

Ctrl+F

Find

Ctrl+H

Replace

F3 / Shift+F3 

Find next/previous

Alt+Enter 

Select all occurences of Find match

trl+D 

Add selection to next Find match

Ctrl+K Ctrl+D 

Move last selection to next Find match

Alt+C / R / W 

Toggle case-sensitive / regex / whole word

Multi-cursor and selection

Alt+Click 

Insert cursor

Ctrl+Alt+ ↑ / ↓ 

Insert cursor above / below

Ctrl+U 

Undo last cursor operation

Shift+Alt+I 

Insert cursor at end of each line selected

Ctrl+L 

Select current line

Ctrl+Shift+L 

Select all occurrences of current selection

Ctrl+F2 

Select all occurrences of current word

Shift+Alt+→ 

Expand selection

Shift+Alt+← 

Shrink selection

Shift+Alt +

(drag mouse)

Column (box) selection

Ctrl+Shift+Alt

+ (arrow key)

Column (box) selection

Ctrl+Shift+Alt+PgUp/PgDn

Column (box) selection page up/down

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