Keyboard shortcut for Linux has been on adjustment for some time now, but finally an updated version has been released.

These covers both Ms Word and Vs Code editing.


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

Basic Editing

  • Ctrl+X Cut line (empty selection)
  • Ctrl+C   Copy line (empty selection)
  • Ctrl+Shift+K   Delete line
  • Ctrl+Shift+Enter Insert line below/ above
  • Ctrl+Shift+\   Jump to matching bracket
  • Ctrl+] / Ctrl+[   Indent/Out dent line
  • Home / End   Go to beginning/end of line
  • Ctrl+Home/End Go to beginning/end of file
  • Alt+PgUp/PgDn Scroll page up/down
  • Ctrl+Shift+ [ / ]   Fold/unfold region
  • Ctrl+K Ctrl+[ / ] Fold/unfold all sub-regions
  • Ctrl+K Ctrl+0 /
  • Ctrl+K Ctrl+J  Fold/Unfold all regions
  • Ctrl+K Ctrl+C   Add line comment
  • Ctrl+K Ctrl+U   Remove line comment
  • Ctrl+/   Toggle line comment
  • Ctrl+Shift+A   Toggle block comment
  • Alt+Z   Toggle word wrap


  • Ctrl+T Show all symbols
  • Ctrl+G  Go to Line…
  • Ctrl+P   Go to File…
  • Ctrl+Shift+O  Go to Symbol…
  • Ctrl+Shift+M Show Problems panel
  • F8   Go to next error or warning
  • Shift+F8 Go to previous error or warning
  • Ctrl+Shift+Tab   Navigate editor group history
  • Ctrl+Alt+-   Go back
  • Ctrl+Shift+-   Go forward
  • Ctrl+M   Toggle Tab moves focus

Editor Management

  • Ctrl+W   Close editor
  • Ctrl+K F   Close folder
  • Ctrl+\  Split editor
  • Ctrl+ 1 / 2 / 3   Focus into 1st, 2nd, 3rd editor group
  • Ctrl+Shift+PgUp Move editor left
  • Ctrl+Shift+PgDn   Move editor right
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File Management

  • Ctrl+N New File
  • Ctrl+O   Open File…
  • Ctrl+S   Save
  • Ctrl+Shift+S   Save As…
  • Ctrl+W   Close
  • Ctrl+K Ctrl+W   Close All
  • Ctrl+Shift+T   Reopen closed editor
  • Ctrl+K Enter   Keep preview mode editor open
  • Ctrl+Tab   Open next
  • Ctrl+Shift+Tab   Open previous
  • Ctrl+K P   Copy path of active file
  • Ctrl+K R   Reveal active file in Explorer
  • Ctrl+K O   Show active file in new window/instance

Rich Language Editing

  • Ctrl+Space Trigger suggestion
  • Ctrl+Shift+Space Trigger parameter hints
  • Ctrl+Shift+I   Format document
  • Ctrl+K Ctrl+F   Format selection
  • F12   Go to Definition
  • Ctrl+Shift+F10   Peek Definition
  • Ctrl+K F12   Open Definition to the side
  • Ctrl+.   Quick Fix
  • Shift+F12  Show References
  • F2   Rename Symbol
  • Ctrl+K Ctrl+X   Trim trailing whitespace
  • Ctrl+K M   Change file language

Multi-Cursor And Selection

  • Alt+Click   Insert cursor*
  • Shift+Alt+ ↑ / ↓   Insert cursor above/below
  • Ctrl+U   Undo last cursor operation
  • Shift+Alt+I   Insert cursor at end of each line selected
  • Ctrl+I       Select current line
  • Ctrl+Shift+L   Select all occurrences of current selection
  • Ctrl+F2   Select all occurrences of current word
  • Shift+Alt + →   Expand selection
  • Shift+Alt + ←  Shrink selection Shift+Alt +  drag mouse Column (box) selection


  • F11   Toggle full screen
  • Shift+Alt+0   Toggle editor layout (horizontal/vertical)
  • Ctrl+ = / –   Zoom in/out
  • Ctrl+B   Toggle Sidebar visibility
  • Ctrl+Shift+E   Show Explorer / Toggle focus
  • Ctrl+Shift+F   Show Search
  • Ctrl+Shift+G   Show Source Control
  • Ctrl+Shift+D   Show Debug
  • Ctrl+Shift+X   Show Extensions
  • Ctrl+Shift+H   Replace in files
  • Ctrl+Shift+J   Toggle Search details
  • Ctrl+Shift+C   Open new command prompt/terminal
  • Ctrl+K Ctrl+H Show Output panel
  • Ctrl+Shift+V   Open Markdown preview
  • Ctrl+K V   Open Markdown preview to the side
  • Ctrl+K Z   Zen Mode (Esc Esc to exit)
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Search and Replace

  • Ctrl+F   Find
  • Ctrl+H   Replace
  • F3 / Shift+F3   Find next/previous
  • Alt+Enter Select all occurrences of Find match
  • Ctrl+D   Add selection to next Find match
  • Ctrl+K Ctrl+D   Move last selection to next Find match


  • F9   Toggle breakpoint
  • F5   Start / Continue
  • F11 / Shift+F11   Step into/out
  • F10   Step over
  • Shift+F5 Stop
  • Ctrl+K Ctrl+I   Show hover

Integrated Terminal

  • Ctrl+` Show integrated terminal
  • Ctrl+Shift+` Create new terminal
  • Ctrl+Shift+C Copy selection
  • Ctrl+Shift+V Paste into active terminal
  • Shift+ PgUp / PgDn Scroll page up/down
  • Shift+ Home / End Scroll to top/bottom

I believe the above keyboard shortcuts will be very useful for Linux users. Leave a comment below about your experience and if you have more to add, kindly share it with us.




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