Keyboard shortcuts for Azure DevOps Services, TFS, and Team Explorer

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You can use the keyboard shortcuts listed in this topic when you work within Azure DevOps Services, the web portal for Team Foundation Server (TFS), or Team Explorer. In addition to these shortcuts, you can assign your own shortcuts in Visual Studio from the Tools/Options/Environment/Keyboard page.

For specific guidance on navigating within the web portal, see Web portal navigation.

Web portal

You can use these keyboard shortcuts when working in the web portal for Azure DevOps or TFS.

Navigate

Ctrl+Alt,a     Move focus to admin link admin link
Ctrl+Alt,h     Move focus to help link help link
Ctrl+Alt,s     Move focus to search box

Ctrl+Alt,Down arrow    Move focus to next section
Ctrl+Alt,Up arrow    Move focus to previous section

Navigate within lists

Tab               Move focus
Left/right arrow              Move focus left/right
Up/Down arrow              Move focus up/down
Ctrl+Home       Move focus to top of list
Ctrl+End      Move focus to bottom of list
Ctrl+Up/Down arrow     Move item up/down within list
ShiftUp/Down arrow       Highlight consecutive items
Menu            Open context menu
Esc             Dismiss context menu
Left/right arrow            Move focus left/right
Up/Down arrow            Move focus up/down
Enter           Choose selected menu item

Web portal, global shortcuts

Type ? to access the Global and page-specific shortcuts.

Note

The following shortcuts are available for TFS 2015.2 and later versions. Type ? to access the Global and page-specific shortcuts.

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts from the web portal.

Global shortcuts

  ?   Show shortcuts
  p   Projects and teams

g,h   Go to Projects home
g,w   Go to Boards or Work
g,c   Go to Repos or Code
g,b   Go to Pipelines or Build and release
g,t   Go to Test Plans or Test
g,s   Go to [Project Settings](/azure/devops/organizations/settings/about settings)

f,n   Focus next section
f,p   Focus previous section

/     Move focus to search

Page-specific shortcuts only work when in a specific page. For example, type g c to open the Code page, and then type c p to create a pull request. These navigation shortcuts work as long as the focus is not on an input control.

Code

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working from a page under Repos or Code. To view the valid shortcuts, enter Shift+? to access Global and service-specific shortcuts..

Note

The following shortcuts are available from the web portal for Azure DevOps Services and TFS 2015.2 and later versions.

Code shortcuts Code
  r   Select repository
  e   Open explorer
  h   Open history
  b   Open branches (Git)
  q   Open pull requests (Git)
c,p   Create pull request (Git)

  c   Open changesets (TFVC)
  v   Open shelvesets (TFVC)


File Explorer
  1     Open contents
  2     Open history
  t     Move focus to directory path
  w     Select branch (Git)
  y     Switch to commit (Git)
c,b     Create branch (Git)

Work Items

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working from the Repos>Work Items or Work>Work Items page.

Note

The following shortcuts are available from the web portal for Azure DevOps Services.

Work items page shortcuts

Work


l    Open backlog
b    Open board
i    Open current iteration
t    Open task board
q    Open queries
z    Toggle full screen




Work items

Ctrl+Shift+f   Filter results
Ctrl+c           Copy to clipboard
Delete             Delete

Work item form shortcuts

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when interacting with a work item form. To view the valid shortcuts, enter Shift+? from within the form.

Note

Feature availability: The following shortcuts are available from Azure DevOps Services.

Work item form keyboard shortcuts Work Item Form
Alt+i                Assign work item to me

Ctrl+Shift+d    Go to discussion
Ctrl+s               Save changes
Shift+Alt+c       Copy work item title
Ctrl+Shift+,      Move to left tab (page)
Ctrl+Shift+.      Move to right tab (page)

Rich text field shortcuts

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The rich text editor tool bar displays below the text entry area when you click your cursor within the each text box that can be formatted.

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You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working in a web browser on one of the following operating systems. (Command= )

Windows�OS shortcuts Mac OS shortcuts
Ctrl + b = Bold
Ctrl + c = Copy text
Ctrl + i = Italics
Ctrl + k = Insert hyperlink
Ctrl + s = Save
Ctrl + u = Underline
Ctrl + v = Paste text
Ctrl + y = Redo
Ctrl + z = Undo
Ctrl + . = Bullet list
Ctrl + / = Numbered list
Shift + : = Emoji library
Command + b = Bold
Command + c = Copy text
Command + i = Italics
Command + k = Insert hyperlink
Command + s = Save
Command + u = Underline
Command + v = Paste text
Command + Z = Redo
Command + z = Undo
Command + . = Bullet list
Command + / = Numbered list
Shift + : = Emoji library

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The rich text formatting toolbar appears above each text box that can be formatted. It only becomes active when you click within the text box.

Rich text tool bar

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working in the editor from a web browser running on a Windows operating system.

Ctrl + b = Bold
Ctrl + c = Copy text
Ctrl + i = Italics
Ctrl + k = Insert hyperlink
Ctrl + s = Save
Ctrl + u = Underline
Ctrl + v = Paste text
Ctrl + y = Redo
Ctrl + z = Undo
Ctrl + . = Bullet list
Ctrl + / = Numbered list
CTRL+Spacebar = Remove formatting

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Backlogs

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working from a Boards>Backlogs page. These shortcuts work when you are on a product backlog, portfolio backlog, or sprint backlog page.

Work Backlogs page shortcuts
Backlogs

Ctrl+Home    Move item to top

   m,b             Move item to backlog
   m,i              Move item to current iteration
   m,n             Move item to next iteration

      Ins              Add child
Ctrl+Shift+f    Filter results

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working from a Work>Backlogs page. These shortcuts work when you are on a product backlog, portfolio backlog, or sprint backlog page.

Work Backlogs page shortcuts
Backlogs

Ctrl+Home    Move item to top

   m,b             Move item to backlog
   m,i              Move item to current iteration
   m,n             Move item to next iteration

         n            Open new item panel
      Ins              Add child
Ctrl+Shift+f    Filter results

         r            Show/Hide Parents

Boards

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts from any Kanban board, that is, when working from Repos>Boards or Work>Board page.

Note

The following shortcuts are available from the web portal for Azure DevOps Services and TFS 2015.2 and later versions.

Work items page shortcuts Kanban Board

    n       Add new item
    c       Add new child item

Home        Select first item
Enter        Open item

Ctrl+Shift+f    Filter results

Ctrl+Up arrow      Move item up
Ctrl+Down arrow      Move item down
Ctrl+Left arrow     Move item left
Ctrl+right arrow     Move item right


Ctrl+Home     Move item to top of column
Ctrl+End        Move item to bottom of column
Ctrl+Shift+Up arrow  Move item to swimlane above
Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow  Move item to swimlane below

    F2     Rename item
    e      Show/hide empty fields
    o      Expand all swimlanes
    u      Collapse all swimlanes

Shift+Pageup      Select first/next swimlane above
Shift+Pagedown   Select last/next swimlane below

Queries

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working with queries in the web portal. To view the valid shortcuts, enter Shift+? from Boards>Queries or Work>Queries.

Note

The following shortcuts are available from Azure DevOps Services or TFS 2015.2 or later versions.

Queries keyboard shortcuts Queries

                c q    Add new query

                   r or Alt+r     Refresh query

           Alt+q      Return to query
    j or Alt+n      Select next item
    k or Alt+p     Select previous item
Ctrl+Shift+f    Filter results

Plans

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when interacting with a delivery plan. To view the valid shortcuts, enter Shift+? when viewing a plan from the Boards>Plans or Work>Plans page.

Note

The following shortcuts are available from the web portal for TFS 2017.2 and later versions. Type ? to access Global and service-specific shortcuts.

Delivery plan keyboard shortcuts

Work Delivery plan
l  Open backlog
b  Open board
i  Open current iteration
t  Open task board
q  Open queries
z  Toggle full screen mode
Home     Select first item
Enter     Open item
n          New item
Ctrl+Up arrow Move item up
Ctrl+Down arrow Move item down
Ctrl+Left arrow Move item left
Ctrl+Right arrow Move item right
Shift+Left arrow  Pan timeline left
Shift+Right arrow  Pan timeline right
u            Collapse all backlogs
o            Expand all backlogs

Shift+pageup    Focus on previous team
Shift+pagedown  Focus on next team

Ctrl+Shift+f      Filter results

Test Plans, Parameters, and Runs

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working in Test Plans or Test.

Note

The following shortcuts are available from the web portal for Azure DevOps Services and TFS 2015.2 or later versions.




Test shortcuts Test

  n    Open test plans
  m   Open shared parameters
  r    Open runs

  h  Open machines
Test Plan shortcuts Test plan

     1   Open tests
     2   Open charts

     e   Execute tests

   t,b   Mark selected tests as blocked
   t,f   Fail selected tests
   t,n   Mark selected tests as NA
   t,p   Pass selected tests
   t,r   Reset tests to active

Ctrl+Shift+f    Filter results
   v,g   View grid

Test parameter shortcuts Parameters

     1    View parameter set grid
     2    Open properties

   c,s    Add parameter set
   c,t    Add test case
   v,t    Toggle test cases pane
Test run shortcuts Test runs

     1    Test runs
     2    Filter

Wiki

Note

Keyboard shortcuts to manage Wiki pages are supported on TFS 2018.2 or later versions. To download TFS 2018.2, see Team Foundation Server 2018 Update 2 Release Notes.

You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when managing or editing Wiki pages. To view the valid shortcuts, enter Shift+? from a Wiki page.

Note

The following shortcuts are available from the web portal for Azure DevOps Services and TFS 2018.2 and later versions.

"Manage wiki keyboard shortcuts Wiki (manage)

    n                Add new page
    e                Edit page
    c                Add new sub-page

Ctrl+Up arrow         Move page up the order
Ctrl+Down arrow         Move page down the order

Ctrl+P           Print page
Ctrl+Shift+f  Filter page
"Edit wiki page keyboard shortcuts Wiki edit

Ctrl+b             Bold text
Ctrl+i              Italicize text
Ctrl+k              Insert hyperlink
Ctrl+c              Copy text
Ctrl+v              Paste copied text

Ctrl+s            Save changes
Ctrl+Enter     Save and Close
Esc                 Close

Team Explorer navigational shortcuts

Use these shortcuts when working in Team Explorer.

Navigate

Ctrl+0,a   Open web portal
Ctrl+0,b   Open Build
Ctrl+0,c   Open Connect
Ctrl+0,d   Open Documents
Ctrl+0,e   Open Branches (Git)
Ctrl+0,g   Open Changes (Git)
Ctrl+0,h   Open Home
Ctrl+0,m   Open My Work (TFVC)
Ctrl+0,p   Open Pending changes (TFVC)
Ctrl+0,r   Open Reports
Ctrl+0,s   Open Settings
Ctrl+0,w   Open Work items
Ctrl+0,y   Open Synchronization (Git)

Ctrl+'       Move focus to search box
Alt+0        Move focus to top of page
Alt+1…9     Move focus to visible section [1 thru 9]
Alt+Up/Down arrow     Move focus to next/previous section

Context menu

Down arrow            Open a context menu
Esc           Dismiss a context menu
Left/right arrow           Move focus left/right
Up/Down arrow           Move focus up/down
Enter         Choose Context menu

Work item commands

Alt+m,g      Open work item
Alt+m,i       Add a work item
Alt+m,q      Add a query
Shift+Alt,c  Copy selected work item
Shift+Alt,l  Link to new work item
Enter         Open selected work item

You can use query results shortcuts whenever you have a list of work items, such as the query results view or a list of linked work items within a work item form.

Query editor Action Query results Action
Left/right arrow  Move focus left/right Left/right arrow  Scroll left/right
Up/Down arrow  Move focus up/down PgUp/PgDn Scroll up/down
Shift+Up/Down arrow Highlight consecutive clauses Shift+Up/Down arrow Highlight consecutive rows
Shift+Left arrow Move focus left one field at a time Shift+Alt,n Move focus to next item
Shift+Right arrow Move focus right one field at a time Shift+Alt,p Move focus to previous item
End Move focus to end of current clause End Move focus to bottom of list
Enter Move focus down Enter Open selected work item
Tab Move focus right, one field at a time Home Move focus to top of list
Ctrl+c Copy selected clause +/- Expand/collapse current row
Ctrl+s Save changes (editor) Ctrl+s Save changes (results)
Ctrl+v Paste copied clause F5 Refresh
Del Delete contents of current field or clause

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