Tip of the Day : SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Keyboard Shortcuts - Help and Books Online

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SQL Server Tip of the Day - May 17, 2022

SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Keyboard Shortcuts - Help and Books Online

SQL Server 2012 Management Studio offers users two keyboard schemes.  By default, it uses the SQL Server 2012 scheme, with keyboard shortcuts based on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.  Management Studio also offers a keyboard scheme similar to the standard scheme from SQL Server 2008 R2.  To change the keyboard scheme or add additional keyboard shortcuts, on the Tools menu, click Options.  Select the desired keyboard scheme on the Environment, Keyboard page.


Action SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2008 R2
Help F1 or SHIFT+F1 F1
Display SQL Server Books Online CTRL+F1 No Equivalent
Open the Help Library Manager CTRL+ALT+F1 No Equivalent
Display the SQL Server Resource Center Web Page CTRL+ALT+F2 No Equivalent
Display help for the current editor window SHIFT+F1 No Equivalent
Help on "How Do I" No Equivalent CTRL+F1
Books Online Contents No Equivalent CTRL+ALT+F1
Books Online Index No Equivalent CTRL+ALT+F2
Help Search No Equivalent CTRL+ALT+F3
Dynamic Help No Equivalent CTRL+ALT+F4
Help Favorites No Equivalent CTRL+ALT+F

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