My Favorite Shortcuts


Using mouse is inefficient and slow - for detailed explanation go here


These are my favorite (those I actually use) shortcuts.


[Ed. - I am updating it constantly as I find more useful shortcuts I actually use] 



  • Visual Studio

    • Ctrl + Shift + B - build
    • Ctrl + Tab - switching between open files
    • Ctrl + Shift + F - find in files (actually FindStr inside Visual Studio)
    • Ctrl + KK - bookmarking
    • Ctrl + KW - show bookmarks windows
    • Ctrl + Pg UP/Pg Dn - switch between ASPX markup and design view

    • Ctrl + i - incremental search, try it - very cool. Thanks, Memi, for sharing

  • Outlook

    • Ctrl + Shift + M - new email
    • Ctrl + Shift + S - new post to folder (posts are my tool of trade to manage my pipeline - My Pipeline Is My Inbox)
    • Ctrl + 1 - emails
    • Ctrl + 2 - calendar
    • Ctrl + try other numbers...
    • Ctrl + R - reply
    • Ctrl + Shift + R - reply all
    • Ctrl + F - forward mail item
    • Ctrl + Enter - send email

  • Word

    • Ctrl + Shift + C - copy style
    • Ctrl + Shift + V - paste style
    • Ctrl + ] - enlarge font size
    • Ctrl + [ - decrease font size
    • Shift + F5 - go to last edited location

    • F4 - repeat last action, very handy when refactoring

  • Windows

    • Windows + R - bring up "Run" dialog.
    • Ctrl + Shift + Esc - bring up task manager
    • Windows + E - run explorer

  • Notepad

    • Ctrl + G - got to line number, avail also in other products
    • Ctrl + H - Find/Replace

  • Windows Explorer

    • F2 - rename file/folder
    • Shift + Delete - unrecoverable delete of item (actually this one does unrecoverable delete - SDelete)

  • Internet Explorer

    • Type domain name and then Ctrl + Enter - wraps domain with "http://www." ... ".com"

  • The all time winner

    • Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V

[Ed. - the following added from Chris online]


Visual Basic Shortcuts poster


Visual C# Shortcuts poster


Visual C++ Shortcuts poster


What are yours?


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Comments (6)

  1. MItch Wheat says:

    Hi Alik

    I’m guessing you saw these already: http://mitch-wheat.blogspot.com/2007/01/vs2005-cheat-sheets.html

    I’ll reply to your ASP.NET health monitoring question later today…I must admit I wasn’t aware of it…

    Regards,

    Mitch

  2. Alik Levin says:

    Mitch!

    What a treasure!! – "I must admit I wasn’t aware of it…" 🙂 – THANKS for sharing

    Hey, is not it all about with this blogshpere? Sharing, finding your network.

    Great stuff.

  3. Windows :

    -Windows + D – Minimizes all windows so you can see desktop

    VS :

    -CTRL + K,D – Formats the code

    -CRTL + M,M – Closes and opens current region or collapsable block

    -CTRL + SPACE – Intelisence rocks

    -CTRL + SHIFT + SPACE – again intelisence showing the method parameters

    -type foreach|if|for and TAB+TAB – here you have ready foreach|if|for statement to complete

    http://blogs.xcr-bg.com/2007/02/01/dont-touch-the-mouse/

    probably you can more usefull shortcuts for VS

  4. Alik Levin says:

    Chris, loved cntr+K+D!! Thanks for the other links in your post to posters!!

  5. alik levin's says:

    Information is all over – emails, blogs, notes, posts. While I consolidate incoming information in my

  6. alik levin's says:

    Visual Studio 2005 has powerful search capabilities. One of my favorites is "Find in Files". Just hit

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