Team Explorer 2012 keyboard shortcuts


Team Explorer 2012 has the following keyboard shortcuts for the built-in pages.  We are adding some shortcuts within the pages for RTM.

UPDATE 08/20/12:  The last seven shortcuts were added for RTM.

Shortcut Team Explorer Page
Ctrl+' Search
Ctrl+0,H Home
Ctrl+0,P Pending Changes
Ctrl+0,M My Work
Ctrl+0,W Work Items
Ctrl+0,B Build
Ctrl+0,R Reports
Ctrl+0,D Documents
Ctrl+0,S Settings
Ctrl+0,A Web Access – team home page
F5 Refresh
Ctrl+Up Arrow Move focus to the previous visible section header
Ctrl+Down Arrow Move focus to the next visible section header
Alt+Left Navigate backward
Alt+Right Navigate forward
Alt+Home Focus the navigation control
Alt+0 Focus the page top level content
Alt+[1-9] Focus the visible section [1-9] level content
Alt+Up Focus the previous visible section content
Alt+Down Focus the next visible section content

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  1. Mr. Wharty says:

    Thaks for sharing.

  2. Thanks Buck, very helpful!

  3. Carsti says:

    For me, Ctr+0,M doesn't work. So either I'm doing it wrong or I'm done and can head out to the beach…

  4. Buck Hodges says:

    Carsten, Ctrl+0,M will only work when using a TFS 2012 server, as the My Work window will not show when connected to an older server. If you are connected to a TFS 2012 server, including tfspreview.com, and it doesn't work, let me know so that we can look into it.

  5. Thanks, Buck.  Is this documented "officially" anywhere?

  6. Buck Hodges says:

    I'm not sure, but I've asked.

  7. Juliano says:

    Is there any reason for the dev team to leave Source Control Explorer out of this? It seems to be the only main option missing a shortcut, and it is arguably one of the most used.

  8. Sorry for double posting, I forgot that I could login to receive notifications of the reply. Please reply to this post instead of the previous one.

  9. Buck Hodges says:

    Juliano, I checked with the main dev on this, and here's what said.

    Alt+V,E,S will open SCE via the View->OtherWindows menu out of the box.  Since SCE is not a Team Explorer page, it doesn’t have one of the precious few Ctrl+0 rooted keys assigned to it.  We are using those only for experiences inside Team Explorer.

    There is a workaround, though.  The user can bind the key of their choice for the View.TfsSourceControlExplorer command using Tools->Options->Keyboard.

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