JetBrains Rider 2021.1 Help

Keyboard shortcuts

JetBrains Rider has keyboard shortcuts for most of its commands related to editing, navigation, refactoring, debugging, and other tasks. Memorizing these hotkeys can help you stay more productive by keeping your hands on the keyboard.

The following table lists some of the most useful shortcuts to learn:

JetBrains Rider's top keyboard shortcuts

Search EverywhereDouble Shift
Find Action... Ctrl+Shift+A
Open Solution or Project... Ctrl+Shift+O
Open File or Folder... Ctrl+O
Show Intention Actions Alt+Enter
Navigate To... Ctrl+Shift+G
Recent Files Ctrl+E
Find Usages Alt+F7
Select In... Alt+F1
Settings... Ctrl+Alt+S
Generate... Alt+Insert
Build Solution Ctrl+F9
Debug... Alt+Shift+F9
View Breakpoints... Ctrl+Shift+F8
Attach to Process... Ctrl+Alt+F5
VCS Operations Popup... Alt+`
Refactor This... Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T
Inspect This... Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A
Reformat Code Ctrl+Alt+L
Code Cleanup... Ctrl+E, C

For the full list of JetBrains Rider keyboard shortcuts, see Keyboard shortcuts in predefined keymaps.

Choose the right keymap

To view the keymap configuration, open the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S and select Keymap.

  • Use a predefined keymap

    Among all of the predefined keymaps, you will most probably choose one of the following:

    • Visual Studio/ Visual Studio (macOS) — this keymap is recommended for users who:

      • have no experience with other IDEs;

      • have experience with plain Visual Studio;

      • have experience with Visual Studio + ReSharper and who preferred the 'Visual Studio' keyboard scheme in ReSharper.

    • ReSharper/ ReSharper (macOS) — this keymap is recommended for users who have experience with Visual Studio + ReSharper and who preferred the 'ReSharper 2.x/IntelliJ IDEA' keyboard scheme in ReSharper.

    • IntelliJ/ IntelliJ (macOS) — this keymap is recommended for users who have experience with IntelliJ IDEA or some of the JetBrains IntelliJ-platform-based IDEs and who preferred to use the IntelliJ/ macOS keymap there.

    If you are using Rider on macOS, it is recommended to choose a keymap with the macOS, suffix, for example Visual Studio (macOS).

    When consulting this page and other pages in JetBrains Rider documentation, you can see keyboard shortcuts for the keymap that you use in the IDE — choose it using the selector at the top of a page.

    Keyboard shortcuts selector in the documentation
  • Tune your keymap

    You can modify a copy of any predefined keymap to assign your own shortcuts for commands that you use frequently.

  • Import custom keymap

    If you have a customized keymap that you are used to, you can transfer it to your installation.

Besides the default set of keymaps, you can add more as plugins (such as, keymaps for GNOME and KDE): open the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select Plugins and search for keymap in the Marketplace.

Learn shortcuts as you work

JetBrains Rider provides several possibilities to learn shortcuts:

  • Find Action is the most important command that enables you to search for commands and settings across all menus and tools.

    Press Ctrl+Shift+A and start typing to get a list of suggested actions. Then select the necessary action and press Enter to execute it.

    Find Action
  • Key Promoter X is a plugin that shows a popup notification with the corresponding keyboard shortcut whenever a command is executed using the mouse. It also suggests creating a shortcut for commands that are executed frequently.

  • If you are using one of the predefined keymaps for your OS, you can print the and keep it on your desk to consult it if necessary. This cheat sheet is also available under Help | Keymap Reference.

  • To print a non-default or customized keymap, use the Keymap exporter plugin.

Use advanced features

You can further improve your productivity with the following useful features:

  • Quick Lists

    If there is a group of actions that you often use, create a quick list to access them using a custom shortcut. For example, you can try using the following predefined quick lists:

    • Refactor this Ctrl+Alt+Shift+T

    • VCS Operations Alt+`

    • Navigate To Ctrl+Shift+G

    • Generate Alt+Insert

    • Inspect This Ctrl+Alt+Shift+A

    • Unit Testing quick list Alt+Shift+U

    • NuGet quick list Alt+Shift+N

  • Smart Keys

    JetBrains Rider provides a lot of typing assistance features, such as automatically adding paired tags and quotes, and detecting CamelHump words.

  • Speed search

    When the focus is on a tool window with a tree, list, or table, start typing to see matching items.

  • Press twice

    Many actions in JetBrains Rider provide more results when you execute them multiple times. For example, when you invoke basic code completion with Ctrl+Space on a part of a field, parameter, or variable declaration, it suggests names depending on the item type within the current scope. If you invoke it again, it will include classes available through module dependencies. When invoked for the third time in a row, the list of suggestions will include the whole project.

  • Resize tool windows

    You can adjust the size of tool windows without a mouse:

    • To resize a vertical tool window, use Ctrl+Shift+Left and Ctrl+Shift+Right

    • To resize a horizontal tool window, use Ctrl+Shift+Up and Ctrl+Shift+Down

Last modified: 09 June 2021