This works better than scrolling down and visually searching the matching bracket. This also works when you want to jump from the closing bracket to the opening bracket.
VS Code Keyboard shortcut –
Ctrl + Shift + \
#12 Reload VS code editor
You can reload your VS code editor without actually closing and re-opening it. Here’s how –
Ctrl + R.
If it does not work then via Command Palette (
Ctrl + Shift + P) you can achieve it.
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#13 Open a file in VS Code (search by file name)
Well if you directly want to open a file when you know the file name and your project directory is open in VS code, it’s simple, use the keyboard shortcut –
ctrl + P and then start typing your file name.
#14 Open a file in VS Code (search by matching text – Symbol fuzzy search)
The previous method is rather common, let’s say you don’t remember the file name, but you do remember some symbol in it, you can even use that to search for that file. For this press
ctrl + t and start typing.
#15 Replace the matching occurrence in file
Another simple one, just select the word you want to replace and then press
ctrl + h.
#16 Replace the matching occurrence in whole project
Sometime there is a need to change a variable name or a class name in our entire project. You can do it one by one file through
ctrl + h shortcut key but in this particular case you should use
ctrl + shift + h.
It will help you to replace your matching occurrence in whole project through one shortcut key.
#17 Search in a file/project
We can search in a file by —
Ctrl + F
We can search in the whole project by —
Ctrl + Shift + F
#18 Open/Close sidebar in VS Code
If you are working on a small screen, you might want some more space to display your code. In such cases, you can hide the side bar by pressing
Ctrl + B you can again re-open it by pressing the same (
Ctrl + B ).
#19 Create a new tab group in VS Code
Creating a tab group is troublesome if you do it using mouse. On the contrary, it is very easy if you are using keyboard shortcuts. To create a new tab group, all you need to do is press
ctrl + (number of tab groups open) + 1