VS Code Switch between Editor and Terminal
Let’s say you’re using the Editor and the Terminal at the same time.
To switch between them, you need to click, which isn’t the quickest nor the most efficient method.
That’s why in this article, I’ll show you how to switch between the Editor and the Terminal using keyboard shortcuts.
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Set up the keybindings
keybindings.json file usually located at
Every keybind we define here will override the default ones. So keep this in mind.
Paste this code into
The settings are pretty straightforward, but let’s go through them anyway:
workbench.action.terminal.focus is used to select the Terminal with
R + (Arrow)
Similarly, the command
workbench.action.focusActiveEditorGroup is used to select the Editor with
CTRL + (Arrow)
Up only when the Terminal is focused.
It goes without saying that you can use any other keybindings as you prefer.
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