Matt Richardson

Geek tip - Reclaiming the Ctrl-R (show project explorer) keyboard shortcut.

April 11, 2005 | 0 Minute Read

(This is a geek post - if you're not a geek [ie, most of you], skip it)

For the maybe 3 or 4 people who read this that are developers, they most likely use Visual Studio.NET.

In VB6, you used to be able to go Ctrl+R to show the project explorer. Now, even with the VB6 keyboard layout in VS.NET, you cant use Ctrl+R to show the solution explorer. It just sits there and helpfully says “(Ctrl+R) was pressed. Waiting for second key of chord.", and then doesn't do anything.

From this post in the microsoft.public.dotnet.general newsgroup, I've finally figured out that you can fix it properly:

Go to Tools/Options/
Select Environment folder and then Keyboard

Remove or change the commands for the following shortcuts:
* Edit.SwapAnchor
* Edit.ToggleWordWrap
* Edit.ViewWhiteSpace

<P dir=ltr>And it all magically works again! Yay <IMG alt=”:)” class=”emoticon” src=”/images/emotions/emotion-1.gif” border=0>

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