A compilation of 5 neat little shortcuts/tricks in VS:

1. Incremental Search

Incremental search can also be thought of as live search. The cursor highlights the first finding as you’re typing the search term.

[CTRL]+[I] = Incremental Search

[CTRL]+[SHIFT]+[I] (Back Search)

[F3] – Find Next

[SHIFT]+[F3] – Find Previous

2. Show and Hide White Space in documents

[CTRL]+[R] + [CTRL]+[W] = Toggle Show|Hide White Space

3. Splitting Windows/documents

Large documents can become a hassle, but splitting windows/documents in multiple places can make your life much easier. Check out the same document in split view to read the document in more than place (like top and bottom), or setup multiple documents side-by-side.

[MENU] Window|Split

4. Move Tool Windows with your keyboard

Did you know that you can grab and move and dock tool windows through shortcuts?

[ALT]+[MINUS {-}] = Show Tool Window Move Menu

[ALT]+[F6] = Toggle Forward through all open Tool Windows

[CTRL]+[PgDn] = Move Right through tab groups in Tool Window

[CTRL]+[PgUp] = Move Left through tab groups in Tool Window

[SHIFT]+[F6] = Toggle Backwards through all open Tool Windows

5. Resize Too Windows with your keyboard

Did you know you can resize floating windows with your keyboard? We all know it’s easy with your mouse… just drag-n-drop, but you can stay clear of your mouse by using this:

[ALT], [SPACE] = Context menu for floating window

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