JetBrains Rider 2021.2 Help

Find actions and options

JetBrains Rider helps you quickly find and apply any of its actions, without digging through the menu. By an action, we mean an executable command available for the current caret position or any global command, for example, a command that opens a tool window.

You can also search for and navigate to JetBrains Rider preferences by name, and even change preferences with boolean values right in the popup menu.

Find and execute actions or find and change preferences

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+A.

    • While the focus is in the editor, press Alt+Enter.

    • In the main menu, choose Help | Find Action...

  2. Start typing the name of an action or setting, or try any related words. For example, you can type property to find actions related to type members:

    Selected actions

  3. If the desired action appears in the list, you can execute it by clicking on it or selecting it with arrow keys and pressing Enter.

    For preferences of boolean type, you can press Enter to change value or press Shift+Enter to open the corresponding settings page; for preferences of other types, press Enter to open the settings page.

  4. Use Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Up to navigate between search strings that you have used previously.

Find actions by their shortcuts

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S or choose File | Settings (Windows and Linux) or JetBrains Rider | Preferences (macOS) from the menu, then choose Keymap on the left.

  2. Click The Find Action by Shortcut icon to the right of the search field.

  3. When the Find Shortcut dialog appears, press the shortcut.

  4. The list of actions will narrow down to only show actions available with this shortcut.

Last modified: 28 September 2021