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Shortcut Keys Useful with Server Explorer/Database Explorer

The following table lists shortcut key combinations that are particularly helpful when working with Server Explorer/Database Explorer.

Command

Menu

Shortcut keys

Description

Server Explorer

View

CTRL + ALT + S

or

ALT + V, V

Opens Server Explorer.

Close

Window

SHIFT + ESC

Closes Server Explorer.

Refresh

Window

CTRL + R

Refreshes Server Explorer when it is the active window.

Add Database

Tools

ALT + T, D

Opens the Data Link Properties dialog box.

Add Server

Tools

ALT + T, S

Opens the Add Server dialog box.

Shortcut menu

n/a

CTRL + SHIFT + F10

Displays the shortcut menu for the selected data node.

Auto-hide

Window

ALT + W, A

Turns auto-hide of Server Explorer on and off.

To enable Floating, Dockable, and Hide, turn Auto-hide off.

Floating

Window

[Auto-hide off]

ALT + W, F

Opens Server Explorer in its own window.

Dockable

Window

[Auto-hide off]

ALT + W, K

Lets you attach the Server Explorer window to frame.

Hide

Window

[Auto-hide off]

ALT + W, H

Conceals Server Explorer.

To cancel Hide, press CTRL + ALT + S or ALT + V + V.

Next tab

n/a

CTRL + PAGE DOWN

or ALT + TAB

Selects the next tab in the Data Link Properties dialog box.

Previous tab

n/a

CTRL + PAGE UP

or ALT + SHIFT + TAB

Selects the previous tab in the Data Link Properties dialog box.

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