Mastering VSCode Shortcuts can save you huge amounts of time when you are developing and it can mean the difference between meeting a deadline or not. For Visual Studio Code, these are the essential shortcuts that everyone should know.
Tab: When beginning to type you can hit Tab to intelligently complete the displayed code.
Open Command Palette
Shift + ⌘ Cmd + P: The command palette will quickly become your best friend as you learn various shortcuts. If you ever forget a shortcut, simply open the command palette, and search for what you’re trying to do.
Find a File
⌘ Cmd + P: Quickly search for a specific file in the current workspace. This one works really well in conjunction when opening and using the split editor. Hitting Cmd + P then while continuing to hold Cmd, keeping hitting P to switch between recent files.
⌘ Cmd + B: Straightford, quickly show and hide the sidebar.
⌘ Cmd + J: Quick show and hide the bottom panel, this includes the Terminal, Output, Problems, and Debug Console.
Toggle Integrated Console
Ctrl +` : Quick show and hide the integrated terminal panel.
Highlight Next Instance
⌘ Cmd + D: Select next occurrence of current word.
Highlight All Instances
fn + ⌘ Cmd + F2: Select all occurrences of current word.
Highlight All Occurrences of Selection
⌘ Cmd + ^ Shift + L: Select all occurrences of current selected word.
Select A Line
⌘ Cmd + L: Selects an entire line of code.
Comment/Uncomment A line of code
⌘ Cmd + /: Comments or Uncomments a line of code. This has intelligent language detection and will comment
<!-- -->in html etc.
Move By Word
option + Left or Right Arrow Key: Moves work by word using left or right arrows while holding option key.
⌘ Cmd + Up/Down/Left/Right Arrow Key]: Transport around files faster by holding ⌘ Cmd and using the arrow keys to move to Top/Bottom/Left/Right extreme of the current code.
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