Android Studio Shortcuts You Need the Most

Switching from Eclipse to Android Studio for Android development requires some adjustments. Android Studio is based on IntelliJ IDEA and for those new to this IDE, this refcard article will be of help.

I have got used to Eclipse and boosted my productivity by using the Eclipse shortcuts regularly. Mouse is a productivity killer, mouse makes us lame. We need shortcuts to be on top. Following are most essential Android Studio shortcuts we need.

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Navigation Shortcuts

Shortcut Description Android Studio Shortcut
Go to class Ctrl + N
Go to file Ctrl + Shift + N
Navigate open tabs ALT + Left-Arrow; ALT + Right-Arrow
Lookup recent files CTRL + E
Go to line CTRL + G
Navigate to last edit location CTRL + SHIFT + BACKSPACE
Go to declaration CTRL + B
Go to implementation CTRL + ALT + B
Go to source F4
Go to super Class CTRL + U
Show Call hierarchy Ctrl + Alt + H
Search in path/project CTRL + SHIFT + F

Programming Shortcuts

Shortcut Description Android Studio Shortcut
Reformat code CTRL + ALT + L
Optimize imports CTRL + ALT + O
Code Completion CTRL + SPACE
Issue quick fix ALT + ENTER
Surround code block CTRL + ALT + T
Rename and refactor Shift + F6
Line Comment or Uncomment CTRL + /
Block Comment or Uncomment CTRL + SHIFT + /
Go to previous/next method ALT + UP/DOWN
Show parameters for method CTRL + P
Quick documentation lookup CTRL + Q

General Shortcuts

Shortcut Description Android Studio Shortcut
Delete line CTRL + Y
Safe Delete Alt + DELETE
Close Active Tab CTRL + F4
Build and run SHIFT + F10
Build CTRL + F9
All purpose (Meta)Shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + A

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This Android tutorial was added on 24/08/2014.

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