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Updated Keyboard Shortcuts For Linux Operating System

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

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)

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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