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Damian Brdej
Damian Brdej

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8 most useful PhpStorm keyboard shortcuts

Double Shift - Search Everywhere

Quickly find any file, action, class, symbol, tool window, or setting in PhpStorm, in your project, and in the current Git repository.

Ctrl+Shift+A - Find Action

Find a command and execute it, open a tool window, or search for a setting.

Alt+Enter - Show Context Actions

Quick fixes for highlighted errors and warnings, intention actions for improving and optimizing your code.

F2 and Shift+F2 - Navigate between code issues

Jump to the next or previous highlighted error.

Ctrl+E - View recent files

Select a recently opened file from the list.

Ctrl+W and Ctrl+Shift+W - Extend or shrink selection

Increase or decrease the scope of selection according to specific code constructs.

Ctrl+/ and Ctrl+Shift+/ - Add/remove line or block comment

Comment out a line or block of code.

Alt+F7 - Find Usages

Show all places where a code element is used across your project.


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Which keyboard shortcut you use most often?

Top comments (2)

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Anders Björkland

I love Ctrl+w. This and double-shift is something I use anytime I'm working in PHPStorm.

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Romy Khan