SQL Server Management Studio Keyboard Shortcuts

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SQL Server Management Studio offers users two keyboard schemes. By default, it uses the SQL Server 2017 scheme, with keyboard shortcuts based on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Management Studio also offers a keyboard scheme similar to the standard scheme from SQL Server 2008 R2. To change the keyboard scheme or add additional keyboard shortcuts, on the Tools menu, click Options. Select the desired keyboard scheme on the Environment, Keyboard page.

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Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Move to the SQL Server Management Studio menu bar ALT ALT
Activate the menu for a tool component ALT+HYPHEN ALT+HYPHEN
Display the context menu SHIFT+F10 SHIFT+F10
Display the New File dialog box to create a file CTRL+N CTRL+N
Display the New Project dialog box to create a new project CTRL+SHIFT+N CTRL+SHIFT+N
Display the Open File dialog box to open an existing file CTRL+O

or

CTRL+SHIFT+G
CTRL+O
Display the Open Project dialog box to open an existing project CTRL+SHIFT+O CTRL+SHIFT+O
Display the Add New Item dialog box to add a new file to the current project CTRL+SHIFT+A CTRL+SHIFT+A
Display the Add Existing Item dialog box to add an existing file to the current project SHIFT+ALT+A SHIFT+ALT+A
Display the Query Designer CTRL+SHIFT+Q CTRL+SHIFT+Q
Close a menu or dialog box, canceling the action ESC ESC

Windows Management and Toolbar Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Close the current MDI child window CTRL+F4 CTRL+F4
Close a menu or dialog box, cancels an operation in progress, or focuses on the current document window ESC ESC
Print CTRL+P CTRL+P
Exit ALT+F4 ALT+F4
Toggle full screen mode SHIFT+ALT+ENTER SHIFT+ALT+ENTER
Close the current tool window SHIFT+ESC SHIFT+ESC
Cycle through the next MDI child windows CTRL+F6 CTRL+TAB
Display the IDE navigator with the first document window selected CTRL+TAB No equivalent
Cycle through the previous MDI child windows CTRL+SHIFT+TAB CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Moves the insertion point to the drop-down bar located at the top of the code editor when the editor is in Code view or Server Code view CTRL+F2 No equivalent
Move to the current tool window toolbar SHIFT+ALT SHIFT+ALT
Display the IDE navigator with the first tool window selected ALT+F7 No equivalent
Move to the next tool window ALT+F6

or

F6 in the Database Engine Query Editor
ALT+F6
Move to the previous tool window SHIFT+ALT+F7 SHIFT+ALT+F7
Move to the next pane of a split pane view of a single document F6 F6
Move to the previously selected window SHIFT+ALT+F6

or

SHIFT+F6 in the Database Engine Query Editor
SHIFT+ALT+F6
Move to the previous pane of a split pane view of a single document SHIFT+F6 F6
Display the dock menu ALT+MINUS SIGN (-) No equivalent
Display a popup listing all open windows CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW No equivalent
Opens a new query editor window CTRL+O CTRL+O
Display Object Explorer F8 F8
Display Registered Servers CTRL+ALT+G CTRL+ALT+G
Display Template Explorer CTRL+ALT+T CTRL+ALT+T
Display Solution Explorer CTRL+ALT+L CTRL+ALT+L
Display the Summary Window F7 F7
Display the Properties Window F4 F4
Display the Output window CTRL+ALT+O No equivalent
Display the Task List window CTRL+\, T

or

CTRL+\, CTRL+T
CTRL+ALT+K
Toggle between Object Explorer Details list view and Object Explorer Details property pane. F6 F6
Control the splitter bar that separates the Object Explorer Details list view and Object Explorer Details property pane to adjust the size of the display pane. TAB, then UP arrow or DOWN arrow TAB, then UP arrow or DOWN arrow
Display the Toolbox CTRL+ALT+X CTRL+ALT+X
Display the Bookmarks Window CTRL+K, CTRL+W CTRL+K, CTRL+W
Display the Browser Window CTRL+ALT+R CTRL+ALT+R
Display a smart tag menu of common commands for Web server controls in the HTML designer SHIFT+ALT+F10 No equivalent
Display the Error List Window ( Transact-SQL Editor only) CRTL+\, CTRL+E

or

CTRL+\, E
CRTL+\, CTRL+E
Move to the next entry in the Error List window ( Transact-SQL Editor only) CTRL+SHIFT+F12 CTRL+SHIFT+F12
Display the previous page in the viewing history. Available only in the Web browser window ALT+LEFT ARROW No equivalent
Display the next page in the viewing history. Available only in the Web browser window ALT+RIGHT ARROW No equivalent

Cursor Movement Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Move the cursor left LEFT ARROW LEFT ARROW
Move the cursor right RIGHT ARROW RIGHT ARROW
Move the cursor up UP ARROW UP ARROW
Move the cursor down DOWN ARROW DOWN ARROW
Move the cursor to the beginning of the line HOME HOME
Move the cursor to the end of the line END END
Move the cursor to the beginning of the document CTRL+HOME CTRL+HOME
Move the cursor to the end of the document CTRL+END CTRL+END
Move the cursor up one screen PAGE UP PAGE UP
Move the cursor down one screen PAGE DOWN PAGE DOWN
Moves the cursor one word to the right CTRL+ RIGHT ARROW CTRL+ RIGHT ARROW
Moves the cursor one word to the left CTRL+ LEFT ARROW CTRL+ LEFT ARROW
Returns the cursor to the last item. SHIFT+F8 No equivalent
Moves the cursor to the top of the document CTRL+PAGE UP No equivalent
Moves to the previous tab in the document CTRL+PAGE UP
Moves the cursor to the bottom of the document CTRL+PAGE DOWN No equivalent
Moves to the next tab in the document CTRL+PAGE DOWN No equivalent

Text Selection Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Select text from the cursor to the beginning of the document CTRL+SHIFT+ HOME CTRL+SHIFT+ HOME
Select text from the cursor to the end of the document CTRL+SHIFT+END CTRL+SHIFT+END
Select text from the cursor to the start of the current line SHIFT+HOME SHIFT+HOME
Moves the cursor to the start of the current line and extends the column selection SHIFT+ALT+HOME No equivalent
Select text from the cursor to the end of the current line SHIFT+END SHIFT+END
Moves the cursor to the end of the line, extending the column selection. SHIFT+ALT+END No equivalent
Select text down line by line starting from the cursor SHIFT+ DOWN ARROW SHIFT+ DOWN ARROW
Moves the cursor down one line, extending the column selection SHIFT+ Ctrl+Shift+Del
Moves the cursor one character to the left and extends the selection SHIFT+LEFT ARROW No equivalent
Moves the cursor one character to the left and extends the column selection SHIFT+ALT+LEFT ARROW No equivalent
Moves the cursor one character to the right and extends the selection SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW No equivalent
Moves the cursor one character to the righTt and extends the column selection SHIFT+ALT+RIGHT ARROW No equivalent
Select text up line by line starting from the cursor SHIFT+UP ARROW SHIFT+UP ARROW
Move the cursor up one line, extending the selection SHIFT+ALT+ UP ARROW SHIFT+ALT+ UP ARROW
Extend selection up one page SHIFT+ PAGE UP SHIFT+ PAGE UP
Extend selection down one page SHIFT+ PAGE DOWN SHIFT+ PAGE DOWN
Select the entire current document CTRL+A CTRL+A
Select the word containing the cursor, or the closest word CTRL+W CTRL+W
Select the current location in the editor, back to the previous location in the editor CTRL+= CTRL+=
Extend the selection to the top of the current window CTRL+SHIFT+ PAGE UP CTRL+SHIFT+ PAGE UP
Move the cursor to the last line in view, extending the selection CTRL+SHIFT+ PAGE DOWN CTRL+SHIFT+ PAGE DOWN
Extend the selection one word to the right CTRL+SHIFT+ RIGHT ARROW CTRL+SHIFT+ RIGHT ARROW
Extend the selection one word to the left CTRL+SHIFT+ LEFT ARROW CTRL+SHIFT+ LEFT ARROW
Move the cursor to the right one word, extending the selection CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+ RIGHT ARROW CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+ RIGHT ARROW
Move the cursor to the left one word, extending the selection CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+ LEFT ARROW CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+ LEFT ARROW
Move the cursor to the next brace, extending the selection CTRL+SHIFT+] No equivalent
Select the text from the current location of the cursor to the Navigate Backward (CTRL+MINUS SIGN (-)) location CTRL+EQUAL SIGN (=) No equivalent
Go back to the previous document or window in the navigation history CTRL+MINUS SIGN (-) No equivalent
Go forward to the next document or window in the navigation history CTRL+SHIFT+MINUS SIGN (-) No equivalent
Swaps the anchor and end points of the current selection CTRL+K, CTRL+A No equivalent
Moves the cursor to the first line in view, extending the selection CTRL+SHIFT+PAGE UP No equivalent
Moves the cursor to the last line in view, extending the selection CTRL+SHIFT+PAGE DOWN No equivalent

Bookmark Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Set or remove a bookmark at the current line CTRL+K, CTRL+K CTRL+K, CTRL+K
Next bookmark CTRL+K, CTRL+N CTRL+K, CTRL+N
If the current bookmark is in a folder, moves to the next bookmark in the folder. Bookmarks outside the folder are skipped.

If the bookmark is not in a folder, moves to the next bookmark at the same level.

If the Bookmarks window contains folder, bookmarks in folders are skipped.
CTRL+SHIFT+K, CTRL+SHIFT+N No equivalent
Previous bookmark CTRL+K, CTRL+P CTRL+K, CTRL+P
If the current bookmark is in a folder, moves to the next bookmark in the folder. Bookmarks outside the folder are skipped.

If the bookmark is not in a folder, moves to the next bookmark at the same level.

If the Bookmarks window contains folder, bookmarks in folders are skipped.
CTRL+SHIFT+K, CTRL+SHIFT+P No equivalent
Clear bookmarks CTRL+K, CTRL+L CTRL+K, CTRL+L

Tree Control Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Collapse tree nodes - (on the numeric keypad) - (on the numeric keypad)
Expand all tree nodes * (on the numeric keypad) * (on the numeric keypad)
Scroll the tree control up in the window CTRL+UP ARROW CTRL+UP ARROW
Scroll the tree control down in the window CTRL+DOWN ARROW CTRL+DOWN ARROW

Code Editor Keyboard Shortcuts

All shortcuts are not implemented in all types of code editors.

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Toggle the full-screen display SHIFT+ALT+ENTER SHIFT+ALT+ENTER
Scroll text up one line CTRL+UP ARROW CTRL+UP ARROW
Scroll text down one line CTRL+DOWN ARROW CTRL+ DOWN ARROW
Reverse the last editing action CTRL+Z

or

ALT+BACKSPACE
CTRL+Z
Restore the previously undone edit CTRL+SHIFT+Z

or

CTRL+Y

or

ALT+SHIFT+BACKSPACE
CTRL+SHIFT+Z

or

CTRL+Y

or

ALT+SHIFT+BACK SPACE
Save the selected item CTRL+S CTRL+S
Save all CTRL+SHIFT+S CTRL+SHIFT+S
Close CTRL+F4 CTRL+F4
Print CTRL+P CTRL+P
Exit ALT+F4 ALT+F4
Open the current file in a browser CTRL+SHIFT+W No equivalent
Delete all text in the current file CTRL+SHIFT+DEL CTRL+SHIFT+DEL
Display the Go To Line dialog box CTRL+G CTRL+G
Display the Navigate To dialog box. CTRL+PLUS SIGN (+) No equivalent
Increase line indent TAB TAB
Decrease line indent SHIFT+TAB SHIFT+TAB
Make the selected text upper case CTRL+SHIFT+U CTRL+SHIFT+U
Make the selected text lower case CTRL+U CTRL+SHIFT+L
Make the selected text a comment CTRL+K, CTRL+C CTRL+K, CTRL+C
Uncomment the selected text CTRL+K, CTRL + U CTRL+K, CTRL + U
Open a new query with current connection CTRL+N CTRL+N
Open database in Object Explorer ALT+F8 ALT+F8
Specify values for template parameters CTRL+SHIFT+M CTRL+SHIFT+M
Run the selected portion of the query editor or the entire query editor if nothing is selected F5

or

CTRL+SHIFT+E
F5

or

CTRL+E

or

ALT+X
Parse the selected portion of the query editor or the entire query editor if nothing is selected CTRL+F5 CTRL+F5
Display the estimated execution plan CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+L CTRL+L
Cancel the executing query ALT+BREAK ALT+BREAK
Include actual execution plan in the query output CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+M CTRL+M
Output results in a grid CTRL+SHIFT+D CTRL+D
Output results in text format CTRL+T CTRL+T
Output results to a file CTRL+SHIFT+T CTRL+SHIFT+F
Show or hide the query results pane CTRL+R CTRL+R
Show the query results pane CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+R
Toggle between query and results pane F6 F6
Copy the result grid and headers to the clipboard CTRL+SHIFT+C No equivalent
Move to the next active window in Management Studio ALT+F6 ALT+F6
Open SQL Server Profiler CTRL+ALT+P CTRL+ALT+P
Display the Query Designer dialog from the query editor window CTRL+SHIFT+Q No equivalent
Run the sp_help system stored procedure ALT+F1 ALT+F1
Run the sp_who system stored procedure CTRL+1 CTRL+1
Run the sp_lock system stored procedure CTRL+2 CTRL+2
Run the stored procedure configured for this shortcut in the Tools, Options, Keyboard, Query Shortcuts dialog CTRL+3 CTRL+3
Run the stored procedure configured for this shortcut in the Tools, Options, Keyboard, Query Shortcuts dialog CTRL+4 CTRL+4
Run the stored procedure configured for this shortcut in the Tools, Options, Keyboard, Query Shortcuts dialog CTRL+5 CTRL+5
Run the stored procedure configured for this shortcut in the Tools, Options, Keyboard, Query Shortcuts dialog CTRL+6 CTRL+6
Run the stored procedure configured for this shortcut in the Tools, Options, Keyboard, Query Shortcuts dialog CTRL+7 CTRL+7
Run the stored procedure configured for this shortcut in the Tools, Options, Keyboard, Query Shortcuts dialog CTRL+7 CTRL+7
Run the stored procedure configured for this shortcut in the Tools, Options, Keyboard, Query Shortcuts dialog CTRL+8 CTRL+8
Run the stored procedure configured for this shortcut in the Tools, Options, Keyboard, Query Shortcuts dialog CTRL+9 CTRL+9
Run the stored procedure configured for this shortcut in the Tools, Options, Keyboard, Query Shortcuts dialog CTRL+0 CTRL+0

Text Manipulation in Code Editor Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Insert a new line ENTER or SHIFT+ENTER ENTER or SHIFT+ENTER
Swap the characters on either side of the cursor (Does not apply to the SQL Editor.) CTRL+T CTRL+T
Delete one character to the right of the cursor DELETE DELETE
Delete one character to the left of the cursor BACKSPACE

or

SHIFT+

BACKSPACE
BACKSPACE

or

SHIFT+

BACKSPACE
Delete whitespace in the selection, or deletes whitespace adjacent to the cursor if there is no selection CTRL+K, C No equivalent
Insert the number of spaces configured for the editor TAB TAB
Insert a blank line above the cursor CTRL+ENTER CTRL+ENTER
Insert a blank line below the cursor CTRL+SHIFT+ ENTER CTRL+SHIFT+ ENTER
Change the selected text to lowercase CTRL+SHIFT+L CTRL+SHIFT+L
Change the selected text to uppercase CTRL+SHIFT+U CTRL+SHIFT+U
Toggle between insert mode and overtype mode INSERT INSERT
Move selected lines to the left on tab stop SHIFT+TAB SHIFT+TAB
Delete the word to the right of the cursor CTRL+DELETE CTRL+DELETE
Delete the word to the left of the cursor CTRL+BACKSPACE CTRL+BACKSPACE
Transpose the words on either side of the cursor (Does not apply to the SQL Editor.) CTRL+SHIFT+T CTRL+SHIFT+T
Moves the line containing the cursor below the next line SHIFT+ALT+T No equivalent
Applies the indenting and space formatting for the language specified on the Formatting pane of the language in the Text Editor section of the Options dialog. Available only in the text editor. CTRL+K, CTRL+D No equivalent
Correctly indents the selected lines of code based on the surrounding lines of code CTRL+K, CTRL+F No equivalent
Set or remove a shortcut in the current line CTRL+K, CTRL+H No equivalent
Remove the comment syntax from the current line CTRL+K, CTRL+U No equivalent
Shows or hides spaces and tabs CTRL+R, CTRL+W No equivalent
Enables or disables word wrap in an editor Alt+F, CTRL+W No equivalent
Collapses all outlining regions to show just the outermost groups in the hierarchy CTRL+M, CTRL+A No equivalent
Collapses the currently selected outlining region CTRL+M, CTRL+S No equivalent
Expands all outlining regions on the page CTRL+M, CTRL+X No equivalent
Expands the currently selected outlining region CTRL+M, CTRL+E No equivalent
Collapses existing outlining regions CTRL+M, CTRL+O
Hides the selected text. A signal icon marks the location of the hidden text CTRL+M, CTRL+H No equivalent
Toggles all text sections previously marked as hidden between the hidden and display states. CTRL+M, CTRL+L No equivalent
Toggles the currently selected hidden text section between the hidden and display states CTRL+M, CTRL+M No equivalent
Removes all outlining information in the document CTRL+M, CTRL+P No equivalent
Removes the outlining information for the currently selected region CTRL+M, CTRL+U No equivalent

Transact-SQL Debugger Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Start or continue debugging ALT+F5 ALT+F5
Stop debugging SHIFT+F5 SHIFT+F5
Step into F11 F11
Step over F10 F10
Step out SHIFT+F11 SHIFT+F11
Step into specific statement SHIFT+ALT+F11 No equivalent
Set next statement Ctrl+3 0 No equivalent
Show next statement ALT+NUM No equivalent
Implement the Run To Cursor command CTRL+F10 CTRL+F10
Display the QuickWatch dialog box CTRL+ALT+Q

or

SHIFT+F9
CTRL+ALT+Q
Toggle breakpoint F9 F9
Enable breakpoint CTRL+F9 No equivalent
Delete the breakpoint. Only available in the Breakpoints window ALT+F9, D No equivalent
Open the Edit breakpoint labels dialog. Only available in the Breakpoints window ALT+F9, L No equivalent
Delete all breakpoints CTRL+SHIFT+F9 CTRL+SHIFT+F9
Display the Breakpoints window CTRL+ALT+B CTRL+ALT+B
Break all CTRL+ALT+BREAK CTRL+ALT+BREAK
Break at function CTRL+B No equivalent
Display the Watch 1 window CTRL+ALT+W, 1 No equivalent
Display the Watch 2 window CTRL+ALT+W, 2 CTRL+ALT+W, 1
Display the Watch 3 window CTRL+ALT+W, 3 CTRL+ALT+W, 3
Display the Watch 4 window CTRL+ALT+W, 4 CTRL+ALT+W, 4
Display the Autos window CTRL+ALT+V, A CTRL+ALT+V, A
Display the Locals window CTRL+ALT+V, L CTRL+ALT+V, L
Display the Immediate window CTRL+ALT+I CTRL+ALT+I
Display the Call Stack window CTRL+ALT+C CTRL+ALT+C
Display the Threads window CTRL+ALT+H CTRL+ALT+H
Display the Parallel Stacks window. CTRL+SHIFT+D, S No equivalent
Display the Parallel Tasks window CTRL_SHIFT+D, K No equivalent

Microsoft IntelliSense Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
List members CTRL+J CTRL+SPACE

or

CTRL+J
Complete word CTRL+SPACE

or

ALT+RIGHT ARROW
ALT+RIGHT ARROW
Display quick information CTRL+K, CTRL+I No equivalent
Display parameter information CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE
Copy parameter tip CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+C No equivalent
Paste parameter tip CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+P No equivalent
Jump between syntax pairs CTRL+] CTRL+]
Launch code snippet picker CTRL+K, CTRL+X CTRL+K, CTRL+Z
Refresh local cache CTRL+SHIFT+R CTRL+SHIFT+R
Launch Surround With snippet picker CTRL+K, CTRL+S CTRL+K, CTRL+S
Display the Code Snippet Manager CTRL+K, CTRL+B No equivalent
Changes the IntelliSense filter level from the Common tab to the All tab. ALT+PLUS SIGN (+) No equivalent
Changes the IntelliSense filter level from the All tab to the Common tab. ALT+PERIOD (.) No equivalent

Document Window and Browser Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Toggle full-screen mode SHIFT+ALT+ENTER SHIFT+ALT+ENTER
Move to the next pane of a split pane view of a document F6 F6
Move to the previous document in the editor or designer CTRL+SHIFT+F6

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
CTRL+SHIFT+F6

CTRL+SHIFT+TAB
Move to the previous pane of a document in split pane view SHIFT+F6 SHIFT+F6
Back, display the previous page in the viewing history ALT+LEFTARROW ALT+LEFTARROW
Forward, display the next page in the viewing history ALT+RIGHTARROW ALT+RIGHTARROW
Closes a menu or dialog box, cancels an operation in progress, or places focus in the current window ESC No equivalent

Solution Explorer Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Display Solution Explorer CTRL+ALT+L CTRL+ALT+L
Display the New File dialog box to create a new file CTRL+N CTRL+N
Display the New Project dialog box to create a new project CTRL+SHIFT+N CTRL+SHIFT+N
Display the Open File dialog box to open an existing file CTRL+O CTRL+O
Change the name of the selected object F2 No equivalent

Help and Books Online Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Help F1

or

SHIFT+F1
F1
Display SQL Server Books Online CTRL+F1 No equivalent
Open the Help Library Manager CTRL+ALT+F1 No equivalent
Display the SQL Server Resource Center Web page CTRL+ALT+F2 No equivalent
Display help for the current editor window SHIFT+F1 No equivalent
Help on "How Do I" No equivalent CTRL+F1
Books Online Contents No equivalent CTRL+ALT+F1
Books Online Index No equivalent CTRL+ALT+F2
Help Search No equivalent CTRL+ALT+F3
Dynamic Help No equivalent CTRL+ALT+F4
Help Favorites No equivalent CTRL+ALT+F

Search Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Display the Find dialog box CTRL+F CTRL+F
Displays the In Files tab of the Find dialog box.
Displays the definition for the selected symbol. F12 No equivalent
Displays the list of references for the selected symbol. SHIFT+F12 No equivalent
Display the Replace dialog box CTRL+H CTRL+H
Start incremental search. Type the characters to search for or press CTRL+I to search for characters from the previous search CTRL+I CTRL+I
Find the next occurrence of the previous search text F3 F3
Find the previous occurrence of the search text SHIFT+F3 SHIFT+F3
Find the next occurrence of the currently selected text CTRL+F3 CTRL+F3
Find the previous occurrence of the currently selected text CTRL+SHIFT+F3 CTRL+SHIFT+F3
Display the Replace in Files dialog box CTRL+SHIFT+H CTRL+SHIFT+H
Reverse incremental search so it starts at the bottom of the file and searches to the top CTRL+SHIFT+I CTRL+SHIFT+I
Select or clear the Search up option in Find and Replace ALT+F3, B ALT+F3, B
Stop the Find in Files search ALT+F3, S ALT+F3, S
Select or clear the Find whole word option in Find and Replace ALT+F3, W ALT+F3, W
Selects or clears the Wildcard option in Find and Replace ALT+F3, P ALT+F3, P
Place the caret in the Find/Command box of the Standard toolbar CTRL+/ No equivalent

Cut and Paste Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Cut (delete the currently selected item and place it to the Clipboard) CTRL+X

or

SHIFTRLT+DELETE
CTRL+X

or

SHIFT+DELETE
Cuts all of the selected lines, or the current line if nothing is selected. CTRL+L

or

CTRL+SHIFT+L
No equivalent
Copy to the Clipboard CTRL+C

or

CTRL+INSERT
CTRL+C

or

CTRL+INSERT
Paste from the Clipboard at the insertion point CTRL+V

or

SHIFT+INSERT
CTRL+V

or

SHIFT+INSERT
Pastes an item from the Clipboard Ring at the insertion point and automatically selects the pasted item CTRL+SHIFT+V

or

CTRL+enseSHIFT+INSERT
No equivalent

Log Viewer Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Refresh No equivalent F5
Move between the Select logs pane and the Log file summary pane No equivalent F6
Move to the Log file summary pane No equivalent ALT+S
Load a new log No equivalent CTRL+SHIFT+L
Export a log No equivalent CTRL+SHIFT+E
Filter a log No equivalent CTRL+SHIFT+F
Search in a log No equivalent CTRL+SHIFT+S

Activity Monitor Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Launches Activity Monitor CTRLl+ALT+A CTRLl+ALT+A
Closes Activity Monitor CTRL+F4 CTRL+F4
Refresh F5 F5
Filter the monitor display CTRL+SHIFT+F CTRL+SHIFT+F
Cycle through panels F6 F6
Expand or collapse selected pane CTRL and + or - CTRL and + or -
Expand or collapse all panes + or - + or -
Copies entire selected row in grid CTRL+C CTRL+C
Copy cell CTRL+SHIFT+C CTRL+SHIFT+C
Drop-down for filtering in grid ALT+DOWN ALT+DOWN
Scroll up or down Activity Monitor CTRL+ALT+UP/DOWN CTRL+ALT+UP/DOWN

Replication Monitor Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Refresh F5 F5
Open a detail window from a grid ENTER ENTER

Replication Conflict Viewer Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Define filter F6 F6
Apply filter F7 F7
Show all columns F8 F8

Query Designer Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Cancels or stops the currently running query CTRL+T CTRL+T
Displays the diagram pane of the Query Designer CTRL+1 CTRL+1
Displays the criteria pane of the Query Designer CTRL+2 CTRL+2
Displays the SQL pane of the Query Designer CTRL+3 CTRL+3
Displays the results pane of the Query Designer CTRL+4 CTRL+4
Run the query specified in the Query Designer CTRL+R CTRL+R
When in the results pane, moves focus to the tool strip docked at the bottom of the designer CTRL+G CTRL+G
Enables JOIN mode in the Query Designer CTRL+SHIFT+J CTRL+SHIFT+J

Designer Keyboard Shortcuts

Action SQL Server 2017 SQL Server 2008 R2
Move the selected control down in increments of 8 on the design surface DOWN ARROW No equivalent
Move the selected control left in increments of 8 on the design surface LEFT ARROW No equivalent
Move the selected control right in increments of 8 on the design surface RIGHT ARROW No equivalent
Move the selected control up in increments of 8 on the design surface UP ARROW No equivalent
Increases the height of the selected control in increments of 8 SHIFT+DOWN ARROW No equivalent
Reduces the width of the selected control in increments of 8 SHIFT+LEFT ARROW No equivalent
Increases the width of the selected control in increments of 8 SHIFT+RIGHT ARROW No equivalent
Decreases the height of the selected control in increments of 8 SHIFT+UP ARROW No equivalent
Moves to the next control on the page TAB No equivalent
Moves to the previous control on the page SHIFT+TAB No equivalent
Display the grid on the design surface ENTER No equivalent

See Also

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