In VS Code there exist bunch of keyboard shortcuts, which help programmers not use GUI or mouse, while they are writing code. Probably, its not possible to remember every shortcut. That's why we have keyboard shortcuts sheet, here is a link or open it via VS Code with Ctrl + K Ctrl + R (it's a bonus one). Important thing at beginning is start to use at least some of them.
If you are successful with using it, you should carry on with adding another ones. With everyday using, you will you use it automatically, and your writing will be less interrupted with using mouse or GUI, which makes you more productive.
I choose some useful shortcuts which was really easy to adapt and I use them on daily basis.
Ctrl + B
Open/Close left sidebar.
Ctrl + F
Find occurrences of keyword in a current file
Ctrl + Shift + F
Find occurrences of keyword in whole project
Alt + Left/Right Arrow
Return to previous / following position of cursor.
Ctrl + P
Search files by name. Hint: Don't have to write whole names just part of them.
Ctrl + Shift + P
Search in command palette
Ctrl + \
Split screen. Current file is opened in new split window
Alt + Shift + Up/Down Arrow
Copy whole current line up or down
Alt + Up/Down Arrow
Move line up or down
Ctrl + /
Comment whole line
If you know any simple helpful shortcut, feel free to comment.
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Ctrl + Shift + X to open the extension panel
@installed inside the extension panel to see all installed extensions
@animeshdhanuk thanks, I found there some which I havent used yet