Keyboard shortcuts for interacting with work item queries
VSTS | TFS 2018 | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015.2
You can use the keyboard shortcuts provided in this topic from the web portal or from Visual Studio Team Explorer.
Work hub, Queries page
You can use the following keyboard shortcuts when working with queries in the web portal. To view the valid shortcuts, enter Shift+? from the Work>Queries page.
Feature availability: The following shortcuts are available from VSTS or TFS 2015.2 or later versions.
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
Query editor and results, Team Explorer
When working in Visual Studio Team Explorer, you can use the following keyboard shortcuts. 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|
|Move focus left/right||Scroll left/right|
|Move focus up/down||PgUp/PgDn||Scroll up/down|
|Shift+||Highlight consecutive clauses||Shift+||Highlight consecutive rows|
|Shift+||Move focus left one field at a time||Shift+Alt,n||Move focus to next item|
|Shift+||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|