Quick Navigation using VSTS Keyboard Shortcuts

By | June 20, 2018

VSTS keyboard shortcuts enable quick navigation and easy access to your projects, work items, and other artifacts. The keyboard shortcut is accessible throughout the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). This enables very faster access to work items and other project artifacts. Once you are familiar with these keyboards you would prefer to navigate and move across using Keyboard shortcut only, it’s very convenient.

VSTS Keyboard Shortcuts

The easiest and quickest way to start with Keyboard shortcuts in VSTS is just typing ‘?’ key (Show Shortcuts). This will bring the global keyboard shortcuts list.

VSTS Keyboard Shortcuts - Start

Other than the Show Shortcuts (?) option, you can select the Keyboard shortcuts option from the main navigation option as shown in the below image.

VSTS Keyboard Shortcuts - Main

Visual Studio Team Services Keyboards Shortcuts options are context sensitive. Which mean, depends on which screen or options are you in, you will be able to see the different shortcuts.  For an instance, when you are in the dashboard, and press the ? key, only the global option will be displayed. If you are in the work item screen, you will find shortcut related with Global as well and work items.

Quick Navigation using VSTS Keyboard Shortcuts

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Similarly, if you are in code repository screen, you will find shortcuts related with code and files.

VSTS Keyboard Shortcuts - Code

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Using these shortcuts keys are very convenient and help you more productive while working with Visual Studio Team Services.


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