vs code Keyboard hacks for mac

Visual Studio Code is a source code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux, and macOS. It is a super fast and lightweight Source Code Editor which can be used to view, edit, run and debug source code for applications. It is mainly used by front-end developers.  Visual Studio Code is a completely different product when compared to Visual Studio. It is cross platform – works on windows, Linux and mac while Visual Studio only works on Windows operating system and Mac operating system.


1) IntelliSense for programming language:- IntelliSense is a general term used for variety of code editing features: code completion, parameter info, quick info, “code completion”, “content assist”, and “code hinting.”

VS Code IntelliSense is provided for JavaScript, TypeScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, Less, and Sass out of the box. We can also add IntelliSense extension for other languages as well which are not supported by default.

Keyboard shortcuts for mac


⇧⌘P, F1 Show Command Palette
⌘P Quick Open, Go to File…
⇧⌘N New window/instance
⌘W Close window/instance
⌘, User Settings
⌘K ⌘S Keyboard Shortcuts

Basic editing

⌘X Cut line (empty selection)
⌘C Copy line (empty selection)
⌥↓ / ⌥↑ Move line down/up
⇧⌥↓ / ⇧⌥↑ Copy line down/up
⇧⌘K Delete line
⌘Enter / ⇧⌘Enter Insert line below/above
⇧⌘\ Jump to matching bracket
⌘] / ⌘[ Indent/outdent line
Home / End Go to beginning/end of line
⌘↑ / ⌘↓ Go to beginning/end of file
⌃PgUp / ⌃PgDn Scroll line up/down
⌘PgUp /⌘PgDn Scroll page up/down
⌥⌘[ / ⌥⌘] Fold/unfold region
⌘K ⌘[ / ⌘K ⌘] Fold/unfold all subregions
⌘K ⌘0 / ⌘K ⌘J Fold/unfold all regions
⌘K ⌘C Add line comment
⌘K ⌘U Remove line comment
⌘/ Toggle line comment
⇧⌥A Toggle block comment
⌥Z Toggle word wrap

Multi-cursor and selection

⌥ + click Insert cursor
⌥⌘↑ Insert cursor above
⌥⌘↓ Insert cursor below
⌘U Undo last cursor operation
⇧⌥I Insert cursor at end of each line selected
⌘L Select current line
⇧⌘L Select all occurrences of current selection
⌘F2 Select all occurrences of current word
⌃⇧⌘→ / ← Expand / shrink selection
⇧⌥ + drag mouse Column (box) selection
⇧⌥⌘↑ / ↓ Column (box) selection up/down
⇧⌥⌘← / → Column (box) selection left/right
⇧⌥⌘PgUp Column (box) selection page up
⇧⌥⌘PgDn Column (box) selection page down

Search and replace

⌘F Find
⌥⌘F Replace
⌘G / ⇧⌘G Find next/previous
⌥Enter Select all occurrences of Find match
⌘D Add selection to next Find match
⌘K ⌘D Move last selection to next Find match

Rich languages editing

⌃Space Trigger suggestion
⇧⌘Space Trigger parameter hints
⇧⌥F Format document
⌘K ⌘F Format selection
F12 Go to Definition
⌥F12 Peek Definition
⌘K F12 Open Definition to the side
⌘. Quick Fix
⇧F12 Show References
F2 Rename Symbol
⌘K ⌘X Trim trailing whitespace
⌘K M Change file language


⌘T Show all Symbols
⌃G Go to Line…
⌘P Go to File…
⇧⌘O Go to Symbol…
⇧⌘M Show Problems panel
F8 / ⇧F8 Go to next/previous error or warning
⌃⇧Tab Navigate editor group history
⌃- / ⌃⇧- Go back/forward
⌃⇧M Toggle Tab moves focus

Editor management

⌘W Close editor
⌘K F Close folder
⌘\ Split editor
⌘1 / ⌘2 / ⌘3 Focus into 1
st, 2nd, 3rd editor group
⌘K ⌘← / ⌘K ⌘→ Focus into previous/next editor group
⌘K ⇧⌘← / ⌘K ⇧⌘→ Move editor left/right
⌘K ← / ⌘K → Move active editor group

File management

⌘N New File
⌘O Open File…
⌘S Save
⇧⌘S Save As…
⌥⌘S Save All
⌘W Close
⌘K ⌘W Close All

⇧⌘T Reopen closed editor
⌘K Enter Keep preview mode editor open
⌃Tab / ⌃⇧Tab Open next / previous
⌘K P Copy path of active file
⌘K R Reveal active file in Finder
⌘K O Show active file in new window/instance


⌃⌘F Toggle full screen
⌥⌘0 Toggle editor layout (horizontal/vertical)
⌘= / ⇧⌘- Zoom in/out
⌘B Toggle Sidebar visibility
⇧⌘E Show Explorer / Toggle focus
⇧⌘F Show Search
⌃⇧G Show Source Control
⇧⌘D Show Debug
⇧⌘X Show Extensions
⇧⌘H Replace in files
⇧⌘J Toggle Search details
⇧⌘U Show Output panel
⇧⌘V Open Markdown preview
⌘K V Open Markdown preview to the side
⌘K Z Zen Mode (Esc Esc to exit)


F9 Toggle breakpoint
F5 Start/Continue
F11 / ⇧F11 Step into/ out
F10 Step over
⇧F5 Stop
⌘K ⌘I Show hover
Integrated terminal
⌃` Show integrated terminal
⌃⇧` Create new terminal
⌘C Copy selection
⌘↑ / ↓ Scroll up/down
PgUp / PgDn Scroll page up/down
⌘Home / End Scroll to top/bottom


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