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July 1, 2010

Visual Studio: Accessing any Window from the Keyboard

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 12:24 am

If you like to keep your hands on the keyboard, here is a tip for accessing any Visual Studio window.

Ctrl + Tab

When you are in Visual Studio, just press Ctrl + Tab. You will get a popup window that looks something like this:

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Keep holding down the Ctrl key and use the arrow key to move around to the desired window. Release the Ctrl key and the selected window gets focus.

Enjoy!

3 Comments

  1.   Greg Shelton — July 1, 2010 @ 8:47 am    Reply

    Yep and here is a tip on enabling thumbnail previews when using Ctrl + Tab

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2010/06/05/15-minute-blog-post-a-hidden-feature-in-visual-studio-2010.aspx

  2.   DeborahK — July 1, 2010 @ 9:21 am    Reply

    Hi Greg –

    Very cool! Thanks for the tip.

  3.   Jonathan — July 12, 2010 @ 7:21 pm    Reply

    Hello there. Always cool and nice stuff from you. I was wondering if you can show us how to use new Chart Control in VS 2010. I was experimenting with it and found very useful stuff here http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/mschart . But when i try to use dataTable as my chart1.datasource it just doesn’t work so please can you help me.

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