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.
Visual Studio Enterprise, 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.
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.
Back key (multimedia keyboards)
Back button on mouse
Forward key (multimedia keyboards)
Forward button on mouse
Home key (multimedia keyboards)
Center group switcher
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)
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
Open key (multimedia keyboards)
Refresh key (multimedia keyboards)
Go to work item
Context menu key (multimedia keyboards)
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.
End test/End iteration of a test
Mark a test step as passed
Mark a test step as failed
Mark test as passed
Mark test as failed
Play action recording for selected steps
Capture a screenshot
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