Keyboard shortcuts

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Keyboard shortcuts are a useful way of quickly navigating around Android Studio and performing common actions. In many cases, using keyboard shortcuts is faster than using the GUI.

This page shows some common keyboard shortcuts. Since Android Studio is based on IntelliJ IDEA, you can find additional shortcuts in the IntelliJ IDEA keymap reference documentation.

Tool windows

You can use keyboard shortcuts to open tool windows. Table 1 lists the shortcuts for the most common windows.

Table 1. Keyboard shortcuts for common tool windows

Tool window Windows and Linux macOS
Project Alt+1 Command+1
Version Control Alt+9 Command+9
Run Shift+F10 Control+R
Debug Shift+F9 Control+D
Logcat Alt+6 Command+6
Return to Editor Esc Esc
Hide All Tool Windows Control+Shift+F12 Command+Shift+F12

Code completion

Android Studio has three types of code completion, which you can access using keyboard shortcuts, as shown in the following table.

Table 2. Keyboard shortcuts for code completion

Type Description Windows and Linux macOS
Basic Completion Displays basic suggestions for variables, types, methods, expressions, and so on. If you call basic completion twice in a row, you see more results, including private members and non-imported static members. Control+Space Control+Space
Smart Completion Displays relevant options based on the context. Smart completion takes into account the expected type and data flows. If you call Smart Completion twice in a row, you see more results, including chains. Control+Shift+Space Control+Shift+Space
Statement Completion Completes the current statement, adding missing parentheses, brackets, braces, formatting, and so on. Control+Shift+Enter Command+Shift+Enter

To perform quick fixes and show intention actions, press Alt+Enter.

Use the following tips to help navigate around Android Studio:

  • Switch between your recently accessed files using the Recent Files action. To bring up the Recent Files action, press Control+E (Command+E on macOS). By default, the last accessed file is selected. You can also access any tool window through the left column in this action.
  • View the structure of the current file using the File Structure action. To bring up the File Structure action, press Control+F12 (Command+F12 on macOS). Using this action, you can quickly navigate to any part of your current file.
  • Search for and navigate to a specific class in your project using the Navigate to Class action. To bring up the Navigate to Class action, press Control+N (Command+O on macOS).

    Navigate to Class supports sophisticated expressions, including camel humps (which lets you search by the capitalized letters in an element's camel-cased name), paths, line navigate to (which lets you navigate to a specific line within the file), and middle name matching (which lets you search for a part of the class name). If you call it twice in a row, it shows you the results out of the project classes.

  • Navigate to a file or folder using the Navigate to File action. To bring up the Navigate to File, press Control+Shift+N (Command+Shift+O on macOS). To search for folders rather than files, add a / at the end of your expression.

  • Navigate to a method or field by name using the Navigate to Symbol action. To bring up the Navigate to Symbol action, press Control+Alt+Shift+N (Command+Option+O on macOS).

  • To find all the pieces of code referencing the class, method, field, parameter, or statement at the current cursor position, press Alt+F7 (Option+F7 on macOS).

Default keymaps

Android Studio includes keyboard shortcuts for many common actions. Table 3 shows the default keyboard shortcuts by operating system.

Note: In addition to the default keymaps in table 3, you can select from a number of preset keymaps or create a custom keymap. For more about customizing your keyboard shortcuts, see the Configure custom keymaps section.

Table 3. Default keyboard shortcuts for Windows or Linux and macOS operating systems

Description Windows and Linux macOS
General actions
Save all Control+S Command+S
Synchronize Control+Alt+Y Command+Option+Y
Maximize/minimize editor Control+Shift+F12 Control+Command+F12
Add to favorites Alt+Shift+F Option+Shift+F
Inspect current file with current profile Alt+Shift+I Option+Shift+I
Quick switch scheme Control+` (backtick) Control+` (backtick)
Open settings dialog Control+Alt+S Command+, (comma)
Open project structure dialog Control+Alt+Shift+S Command+; (semicolon)
Switch between tabs and tool window Control+Tab Control+Tab
Navigate and search within Android Studio
Search everything (including code and menus) Press Shift twice Press Shift twice
Find Control+F Command+F
Find next F3 Command+G
Find previous Shift+F3 Command+Shift+G
Replace Control+R Command+R
Find action Control+Shift+A Command+Shift+A
Search by symbol name Control+Alt+Shift+N Command+Option+O
Find class Control+N Command+O
Find file (instead of class) Control+Shift+N Command+Shift+O
Find in path Control+Shift+F Command+Shift+F
Open file structure dialog Control+F12 Command+F12
Navigate between open editor tabs Alt+Right Arrow or Left Arrow Control+Right Arrow or Control+Left Arrow
Jump to source F4 or Control+Enter F4 or Command+Down Arrow
Open current editor tab in new window Shift+F4 Shift+F4
Recently opened files dialog Control+E Command+E
Recently edited files dialog Control+Shift+E Command+Shift+E
Go to last edit location Control+Shift+Backspace Command+Shift+Delete
Close active editor tab Control+F4 Command+W
Return to editor window from a tool window Esc Esc
Hide active or last active tool window Shift+Esc Shift+Esc
Go to line Control+G Command+L
Open type hierarchy Control+H Control+H
Open method hierarchy Control+Shift+H Command+Shift+H
Open call hierarchy Control+Alt+H Control+Option+H
View layouts
Zoom in/out Control+plus or Control+minus Command+plus or Command+minus
Fit to screen Control+0 Command+0
Actual size Control+Shift+1 Command+Shift+1
Design tools: Layout Editor
Toggle between Design and Blueprint modes B B
Toggle between Portrait and Landscape modes O O
Toggle devices D D
Force refresh R R
Toggle render errors panel E E
Delete constraints Delete or Control+click Delete or Command+click
Zoom in Control+plus Command+plus
Zoom out Control+minus Command+minus
Zoom to fit Control+0 Command+0
Pan Hold Space+click and drag Hold Space+click and drag
Go to XML Control+B Command+B
Select all components Control+A Command+A
Select multiple components Shift+click or Control+click Shift+click or Command+click
Design tools: Navigation Editor
Zoom in Control+plus Command+plus
Zoom out Control+minus Command+minus
Zoom to fit Control+0 Command+0
Pan Hold Space+click and drag Hold Space+click and drag
Go to XML Control+B Command+B
Toggle render errors panel E E
Group into nested graph Control+G Command+G
Cycle through destinations Tab or Shift+Tab Tab or Shift+Tab
Select all destinations Control+A Command+A
Select multiple destinations Shift+click or Control+click Shift+click or Command+click
Write code
Generate code (getters, setters, constructors, hashCode/equals, toString, new file, new class) Alt+Insert Command+N
Override methods Control+O Control+O
Implement methods Control+I Control+I
Surround with (if...else, try...catch, etc.) Control+Alt+T Command+Option+T
Delete line at caret Control+Y Command+Delete
Collapse/expand current code block Control+minus or Control+plus Command+minus or Command+plus
Collapse/expand all code blocks Control+Shift+minus or Control+Shift+plus Command+Shift+minus or Command+Shift+plus
Duplicate current line or selection Control+D Command+D
Basic code completion Control+Space Control+Space
Smart code completion (filters the list of methods and variables by expected type) Control+Shift+Space Control+Shift+Space
Complete statement Control+Shift+Enter Command+Shift+Enter
Quick documentation lookup Control+Q Control+J
Show parameters for selected method Control+P Command+P
Go to declaration (directly) Control+B or Control+click Command+B or Command+click
Go to implementations Control+Alt+B Command+Option+B
Go to supermethod/superclass Control+U Command+U
Open quick definition lookup Control+Shift+I Command+Y
Toggle project tool window visibility Alt+1 Command+1
Toggle bookmark F11 F3
Toggle bookmark with mnemonic Control+F11 Option+F3
Comment/uncomment with line comment Control+/ Command+/
Comment/uncomment with block comment Control+Shift+/ Command+Shift+/
Select successively increasing code blocks Control+W Option+Up
Decrease current selection to previous state Control+Shift+W Option+Down
Move to code block start Control+[ Option+Command+[
Move to code block end Control+] Option+Command+]
Select to the code block start Control+Shift+[ Option+Command+Shift+[
Select to the code block end Control+Shift+] Option+Command+Shift+]
Delete to end of word Control+Delete Option+Delete
Delete to start of word Control+Backspace Option+Delete
Optimize imports Control+Alt+O Control+Option+O
Project quick fix (show intention actions and quick fixes) Alt+Enter Option+Enter
Reformat code Control+Alt+L Command+Option+L
Auto-indent lines Control+Alt+I Control+Option+I
Indent/unindent lines Tab or Shift+Tab Tab or Shift+Tab
Smart line join Control+Shift+J Control+Shift+J
Smart line split Control+Enter Command+Enter
Start new line Shift+Enter Shift+Enter
Next/previous highlighted error F2 or Shift+F2 F2 or Shift+F2
Build and run
Build Control+F9 Command+F9
Build and run Shift+F10 Control+R
Apply changes and restart activity Control+F10 Control+Command+R
Apply code changes Control+Alt+F10 Control+Command+Shift+R
Debug Shift+F9 Control+D
Step over F8 F8
Step into F7 F7
Smart step into Shift+F7 Shift+F7
Step out Shift+F8 Shift+F8
Run to cursor Alt+F9 Option+F9
Evaluate expression Alt+F8 Option+F8
Resume program F9 Command+Option+R
Toggle breakpoint Control+F8 Command+F8
View breakpoints Control+Shift+F8 Command+Shift+F8
Copy F5 F5
Move F6 F6
Safe delete Alt+Delete Command+Delete
Rename Shift+F6 Shift+F6
Change signature Control+F6 Command+F6
Inline Control+Alt+N Command+Option+N
Extract method Control+Alt+M Command+Option+M
Extract variable Control+Alt+V Command+Option+V
Extract field Control+Alt+F Command+Option+F
Extract constant Control+Alt+C Command+Option+C
Extract parameter Control+Alt+P Command+Option+P
Version control/local history
Commit project to VCS Control+K Command+K
Update project from VCS Control+T Command+T
View recent changes Alt+Shift+C Option+Shift+C
Open VCS dialog Alt+` (backtick) Control+V

Configure custom keymaps

The keymap settings in Android Studio let you choose from a list of preset options or create a custom keymap.

To open the keymap settings, choose File > Settings (on macOS, Android Studio > Preferences) and navigate to the Keymap pane.

Figure 1. The Android Studio keymap settings window on macOS.

  1. Keymaps menu: Select the desired keymap from this menu to switch between preset keymaps.
  2. Actions list: Right-click an action to modify it. You can add additional keyboard shortcuts for the action, add mouse shortcuts to associate an action with a mouse click, or remove current shortcuts. If you are using a preset keymap, modifying an action’s shortcuts automatically creates a copy of the keymap and adds your modifications to the copy.
  3. Copy button: Select a keymap from the menu to use as a starting point, and click Copy to create a new custom keymap. You can then modify the keymap name and shortcuts.
  4. Reset button: Select a keymap from the menu and click Reset to revert it to its original configuration.
  5. Search box: Type here to search for a keyboard shortcut by the action name.
  6. Search by Shortcut: Click this button and type a shortcut to search for actions by their assigned shortcut.