Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

There are a lot of keyboard shortcuts in VS Code. You don't need to know them all. You do need to know a few key ones before you can get started with the workshop.

On Mac, the Command, or Cmd key is used as the primary control key. On Windows, the Control, or Ctrl key is the primary control key. I will represent these as Mac/Windows respectively; Cmd/Ctrl

Action

Keyboard Shortcut

Toggle Sidebar

Cmd/Ctrl + B

Open Command Palette

Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + P

Open File Switcher

Cmd/Ctrl + P

Toggle Integrated Terminal

Cmd/Ctrl + `

Open Settings

Cmd/Ctrl + ,