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Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Test Manager

As you become more familiar with Microsoft Test Manager, you can take advantage of the keyboard shortcuts that are provided for you. These will help you navigate the user interface more quickly in the Testing Center, in the Lab Center, and when you run tests using Test Runner.

Requirements

  • Visual Studio Ultimate, Visual Studio Premium, Visual Studio Test Professional

The following illustration shows the keyboard shortcuts that you can use in the Testing Center and in the Lab Center. These are also listed in the table.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Microsoft Test Manager
Note Note

Press the Alt key to see the underlined letter to use for an accelerator for a command for a specific view. For example, Alt-u is the accelerator to run tests in the Run Tests view.

Navigation

Shortcuts

Backward

Alt+Left

Back key (multimedia keyboards)

Back button on mouse

Forwards

Alt+Right

Forward key (multimedia keyboards)

Forward button on mouse

Home

Home key (multimedia keyboards)

Center group switcher

Ctrl+~

Center group menu bar

Ctrl+<n> where n is the position of the item in the menu bar (for example, switch to Plan in the Testing Center with Ctrl +1)

View

Ctrl+Shift+<n>, where n is the position of the view (for example, switch to the Properties view for your test plan using Ctrl+Shift+2)

Create a work item

Ctrl+N

Open items

Ctrl+O

Open key (multimedia keyboards)

Save

Ctrl-S

Refresh

F5

Refresh key (multimedia keyboards)

Close

Ctrl+W

Ctrl+F4

Go to work item

Ctrl+G

Context menu

Shift+F10

Context menu key (multimedia keyboards)

Help

F1

When you run tests by using Test Runner, there are additional keyboard shortcuts, as shown in the following illustration. These are also listed in the table. The shortcuts to mark test steps can be used even when the input focus is on the application under test. The shortcuts let you to mark the test steps without changing the focus.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Test Runner

Navigation

Shortcuts

Start test

Ctrl+T

Pause test

Ctrl+P

Resume test

Ctrl+M

Reset test

Ctrl+R

End test/End iteration of a test

Ctrl+E

Mark a test step as passed

Win+Ctrl+Q

Mark a test step as failed

Win+Ctrl+W

Mark test as passed

Ctrl+Shift+P

Mark test as failed

Ctrl+Shift+F

Play action recording for selected steps

Ctrl+L

Create bug

Ctrl+B

Capture a screenshot

Win+Ctrl+C

Add a comment

Ctrl+Shift+C

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