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What are your favorite VS Code shortcuts?

madza profile image Madza ・1 min read

Some of my favorite VS Code shortcuts would be:

Open integrated terminal: Ctrl+`
Toggle comments: Ctrl+/
Quick Open, Go to File: Ctrl+P
Show Command palette: Ctrl+Shift+P or F1
Multiple cursors: Alt+Click

What are your favorites?
Find all the shortcuts here: Windows or MacOS.


Editor guide

Ctrl+Shift+K Every day!

Delete Line Ctrl+Shift+K editor.action.deleteLines

Other favorites

Add Line Comment Ctrl+K Ctrl+C editor.action.addCommentLine
Remove Line Comment Ctrl+K Ctrl+U editor.action.removeCommentLine
Undo Ctrl+Z undo
Redo Ctrl+Y redo
Find Ctrl+F actions.find
Go Back Alt+Left workbench.action.navigateBack
Go Forward Alt+Right workbench.action.navigateForward


Show All Symbols Ctrl+T workbench.action.showAllSymbols
Toggle Zen Mode Ctrl+K Z workbench.action.toggleZenMode
Toggle Sidebar Visibility Ctrl+B workbench.action.toggleSidebarVisibility
Toggle Integrated Terminal Ctrl+` workbench.action.terminal.toggleTerminal
Focus Next Search Result F4 search.action.focusNextSearchResult


I recently discovered the "fold" and "unfold" commands that allow you to open/close groups of parenthesis. Before I had to go next to the line numbers and toggle the groups with the mouse.

Command IDs:


I bound them with CTRL + SHIFT + ' (for fold) and CTRL + SHIFT + ì (for unfold)


I made thats extension if you are interested.


Good one.
But since I avoid to use my mouse, icons have not such an appeal to me.


Those bottom left buttons definitely need a keybinding 😁


Looks interesting 🤩


Alt+shift+i it adds a cursor on every selected line.


Good one, as well 👍


Ctrl + K + U : close all saved files
Ctrl + K + W : close all file
Ctrl + K + [: fold everyting inside the current element
Ctrl + K + ] : unfold everything inside the current element
Ctrl + Shit + F10: peek definition (or maybe css) and do changes on the fly


The answers of this post are pure gold.

My two cents:
Focus editor - CTRL + 1
Split terminal - CTRL + SHIFT + 5
Zen mode - CTRL + k z
Explore files - CTRL + SHIFT + E
Toggle left sidebar - CTRL + B
Find identifier references: F12


Ctrl+G : line number search
This helps me lot while debugging


Find and show symbols in the active file
Ctrl + Shift + O

Similarly works Breadcrumbs
Ctrl + Shift + .

Expand or shrink selection in a closed block of code.
Alt + Shift + Left or Right Arrow

Select all occurences of the word under cursor
Ctrl + Shift + L


I just installed a plugin to get the same key bindings than jetbrains IDEs 😆


Cmd+Tab for switching back to WebStrom


For basic HTML template !+Enter is my favorite