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. All default shortcuts are configurable and you can also assign shortcuts to any action that does not have them by default.
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 Visual Studio + ReSharper and who preferred the 'Visual Studio' keyboard scheme in ReSharper.
Visual Studio 2022 — this keymap is recommended for Windows users who have experience with plain Visual Studio without 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.
Install a keymap from a plugin
Besides the default set of keymaps, you can install keymaps from plugins (such as, keymaps for GNOME and KDE): open the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select Plugins, switch to the Marketplace tab and search for keymap.
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.
Learn shortcuts as you work
JetBrains Rider provides several possibilities to learn shortcuts:
Find Action lets you 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.
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, you can print the corresponding reference card as PDF and keep it on your desk to consult it if necessary. This cheat sheet is also available under .
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
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
Some 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, press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Left and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Right
To resize a horizontal tool window, press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Down