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


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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. alikl 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. alikl 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