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Get Back to the Visual Studio Editor Window Without the Mouse

So your mouse is in some tool pane in Visual Studio and you want to get back to the editor window. You don't have to reach for the mouse -- just press the Escape key. You may have to press the key multiple times but sooner or later, your cursor will probably end up in the editor window. I have to say "probably" because, every once in a while, using Escape won't get you back to the editor window.

To make up for that uncertainty, here's another tip: Once you're back in the editor window, if the current document isn't the one you want, you still don't have to reach for the mouse -- just press Ctrl+F6 to cycle through the currently open documents.

Posted by Peter Vogel on 11/18/2016 at 12:33 PM


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