Sublime Text 3 Shortcuts you must know!

23 Jul 2018

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Sublime Text is one of the most widely used IDE, it's simplicity, fluient design and light weight made many programmers adopt it. It has all the necessary features that an IDE must have.

To use the full power of Sublime Text here are the keyboard shortcuts that will save you a lots of time and also there are many features which you might have not thought of but here you will easily find how to use it with few keyboard shortcuts.

Sublime Text Shortcuts

Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Shift+P command prompt
Ctrl+Alt+P switch project
Ctrl+P go to file
Ctrl+G go to line
Ctrl+R go to methods
Ctrl+Shift+R go to methods in project
Ctrl+KB toggle side bar
Ctrl+` toggle console
Ctrl+Shift+N new window
Ctrl+Shift+T Open Last closed Tab


Shortcut Description
Ctrl+L select line (repeat select next lines)
Ctrl+D select word (repeat select others occurrences in context for multiple editing)
Ctrl+Shift+Up / Ctrl+Shift+Down move line of code Up or Down
Ctrl+Shift+M select content into brackets
Ctrl+Shift+Enter insert line before
Ctrl+Enter inter line after
Ctrl+Shift+K delete line
Ctrl+KK delete from cursor to end of line
Ctrl+KBackspace delete from cursor to start of line
Ctrl+Shift+D duplicate line(s)
Ctrl+J join lines
Ctrl+KU upper case
Ctrl+KL lower case
Ctrl+/ comment line
Ctrl+Shift+/ block comment
Ctrl+Y redo or repeat
Ctrl+C copy
Ctrl+V paste
Ctrl+Shift+V paste and ident
Ctrl+Space autocomplete (repeat to select next suggestion)
Ctrl+M jump to matching brackets
Ctrl+U soft undo (movement undo)
Ctrl+Shift+U soft redo (movement redo)
Ctrl+] Indent current line(s)
Ctrl+[ Un-indent current line(s)
Ctrl+K U Make Cursor location word Upper Case
Ctrl+K L Make Cursor location word Lower Case

Code navigation

Shortcut Description
F12 go to definition
Alt+- jump back
Alt+Shift+- jump forward
Ctrl+; Goto word in current file


Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Shift+A select content into tag
Alt+. close tag
Alt+q Hard wrap line to ruler column setting

Find / Replace

Shortcut Description
Ctrl+F find word (default selects word at cursor location)
Ctrl+I incremental find
Ctrl+H replace
F3 find next occurrence of searched word
Ctrl+F3 find next occurrence of current word
Alt+F3 select all occurrences of current word for multiple editing
Ctrl+Shift+F find in files


Shortcut Description
Ctrl+0 focus on sidebar
Esc focus back to edit area when focus on sidebar

Splits / Tabs

Shortcut Description
Alt+Shift+1 single column
Alt+Shift+2 two columns
Alt+Shift+5 grid (4 groups)
Ctrl+[1,2,3...] focus group
Ctrl+Shift+[1,2,3...] move file to group
Alt+[1,2,3...] select tab


Shortcut Description
Ctrl+F2 toggle bookmark
F2 next bookmark
Shift+F2 previous bookmark
Ctrl+Shift+F2 clear bookmarks


Shortcut Description
Ctrl+KSpace set mark
Ctrl+KW delete from cursor to mark
Ctrl+KA select from cursor to mark
Ctrl+KG clear mark

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Om Prakash Mahato

Full stack developer, author, founder of TechConductor.


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