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Abayomi Ogunnusi
Abayomi Ogunnusi

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Common Vscode Shortcuts

Have you ever been in the middle of a tutorial and wondered how the tutor copied and pasted lines of code in just one click? πŸ‘‹
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Shortcut: the time saver

As a developer, our focus should be on the applications and solutions we want to provide. In a bid to achieve this, it is pertinent to remove every hurdle that slows our performance while coding. A good example is finding the tilde key for as low as 4 seconds. This process when cumulated can hamper productivity and wear us down quickly. Time is precious, we want to work smart and waste it wiselyπŸ‘¨β€πŸ’».

Our focus today will be on Visual studio Code

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Visual Studio Shortcuts_

Accessing Pallete and settings

ctrl + shift + p open the command palette
ctrl + , Accessing global settings
ctrl + w to close a tab
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Sidebar, terminal and split screens

ctrl + b to open and close sidebar
ctrl + shift + E to focus on the sidebar
ctrl + ` to open and close terminal
Hold down ctrl + enter to split-screen
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Window navigation

ctrl + shift + N to open a new window
ctrl + shift + W to close entire window
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Files and Folders

open a folder ctrl + down
close a folder Ctrl + up
to open a file ctrl + down
ctrl + n to create a new file
ctrl + o to open files in explorer
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Switch tabs

ctrl + tab to switch tabs and press tab to choose
ctrl + shift + t to open recently closed tabs
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Zoom

ctrl + or - to zoom in and out
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Cursor navigations

ctrl + left arrow or right arrow to jump to the front or end of the line 
alt + left arrow or right arrow to move the cursor by words
ctrl + down or up to go to the end and beginning of the line
alt + up arrow or down arrow to move lines up and down
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Copy, cut and paste

shift + alt + down to copy a line down
shift + alt + up to copy a lineup
shift + ctrl + k to cut a line
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Matching brackets

shift + ctrl + / to jump to matching bracket
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Comments

ctrl + / comment
shift + alt + a (for multi-line comment)
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Selecting next matching words

ctrl + d to select next match
alt + click at the different lines insert multiple cursors
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Action point:

- [x] Don't aspire to cram the shortcuts at one go (this is practically impossible).
- [x] Instead, have snippets of your favorite vscode shortcuts saved in your notepads on your PC or phones.
- [x] Practice conscious learning and refer to the snippets when you are stuck or trying to trigger an action the long way.
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