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Windows / Linux Emacs Keybindings Reference for the AWS Cloud9 Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

Following is a list of Emacs keyboard mode keybindings for Windows / Linux operating systems in the AWS Cloud9 IDE.

For more information, in the AWS Cloud9 IDE:

  1. On the menu bar, choose AWS Cloud9, Preferences.

  2. On the Preferences tab, choose Keybindings.

  3. For Keyboard Mode, choose Emacs.

  4. For Operating System, choose Windows / Linux.

See also Working with Keybindings.

General

Description Keybinding Command

Add the selection as a watch expression

Ctrl-Shift-C

addwatchfromselection

Remove the cut selection from the clipboard

Esc

clearcut

Show the code completion context menu

Ctrl-Space | Alt-Space

complete

Code complete, and then overwrite

Ctrl-Shift-Space | Alt-Shift-Space

completeoverwrite

Copy the selection to the clipboard

Ctrl-C

copy

Cut the selection to the clipboard

Ctrl-X

cut

Expand code, where applicable

Tab

expandSnippet

Show the find and replace bar for the current document

Ctrl-F

find

Select all find matches in the current document

Ctrl-Alt-K

findall

Go to the next match in the current document for the find query you entered last

Ctrl-K

findnext

Go to the previous match in the current document for the find query you entered last

Ctrl-Shift-K

findprevious

Open the Environment window, and then make the list of files active

Shift-Esc

focusTree

Reformat the selected JavaScript code

Ctrl-Shift-B

formatcode

Show the go to line box

Ctrl-G

gotoline

Hide the find and replace bar, if it is showing

Esc

hidesearchreplace

Go to the definition of the variable or function at the cursor

F3

jumptodef

Create a new file

Alt-N

newfile

Show the Preferences tab

Ctrl-,

openpreferences

Open a Terminal tab, and then switch to the parent folder of the selected file in the list of files

Alt-L

opentermhere

Paste the clipboard's current contents at the cursor

Ctrl-V

paste

Show suggestions for fixing errors

Ctrl-F3

quickfix

Redo the last action

Ctrl-Shift-Z | Ctrl-Y

redo

Refresh the preview pane

Ctrl-Enter

reloadpreview

Start a rename refactor for the selection

Ctrl-Alt-R

renameVar

Show the find and replace bar for the current document, with focus on the replace with expression

Alt-Shift-F | Ctrl-H

replace

Rerun your initialization script

Ctrl-Enter

rerunInitScript

Restart the environment

Ctrl-R

restartc9

Reset the current file to its last saved version

Ctrl-Shift-Q

reverttosaved

Reset each open file to its saved version

Alt-Shift-Q

reverttosavedall

Save the current file to disk

Ctrl-S

save

Save the current file to disk with a different file name

Ctrl-Shift-S

saveas

If a preview page and the related HTML file are both open, scroll the preview page to the location that matches the current element under the cursor in the HTML file

Ctrl-I

scrollPreviewElementIntoView

Show the find and replace bar for multiple files

Ctrl-Shift-F

searchinfiles

Show the Process List dialog box

Ctrl-Alt-P

showprocesslist

Undo the last action

Ctrl-Z

undo

Tabs

Description Keybinding Command

Close all open tabs in the current pane, except the current tab

Ctrl-Alt-W

closeallbutme

Close all open tabs in all panes

Alt-Shift-W

closealltabs

Close the current pane

Ctrl-W

closepane

Close the current tab

Alt-W

closetab

Go one pane down

Ctrl-Meta-Down

gotopanedown

Go one pane left

Ctrl-Meta-Left

gotopaneleft

Go one pane right

Ctrl-Meta-Right

gotopaneright

Go one pane up

Ctrl-Meta-Up

gottopaneup

Go one tab left

Ctrl-[

gototableft

Go one tab right

Ctrl-]

gototabright

Move the current tab down one pane, or if the tab is already at the very bottom, create a split tab there

Ctrl-Meta-Down

movetabdown

Move the current tab left, or if the tab is already at the far left, create a split tab there

Ctrl-Meta-Left

movetableft

Move the current tab right, or if the tab is already at the far right, create a split tab there

Ctrl-Meta-Right

movetabright

Move the current tab up one pane, or if the tab is already at the very top, create a split tab there

Ctrl-Meta-Up

movetabup

Go to the next pane

Ctrl-`

nextpane

Go to the next tab

Ctrl-Tab | Alt-`

nexttab

Go to the previous pane

Ctrl-Shift-`

previouspane

Go to the previous tab

Ctrl-Shift-Tab | Alt-Shift-`

previoustab

Go back to the last tab

Esc

refocusTab

Open the last tab again

Alt-Shift-T

reopenLastTab

Show the current tab in the file tree

Ctrl-Shift-L

revealtab

Go to the tenth tab

Ctrl-0

tab0

Go to the first tab

Ctrl-1

tab1

Go to the second tab

Ctrl-2

tab2

Go to the third tab

Ctrl-3

tab3

Go to the fourth tab

Ctrl-4

tab4

Go to the fifth tab

Ctrl-5

tab5

Go to the sixth tab

Ctrl-6

tab6

Go to the seventh tab

Ctrl-7

tab7

Go to the eighth tab

Ctrl-8

tab8

Go to the ninth tab

Ctrl-9

tab9

Panels

Description Keybinding Command

Show the Commands window

Ctrl-.

commands

Show the Navigate window

Ctrl-E

navigate

Show the Navigate window

Ctrl-O

navigate_altkey

Show the Outline window

Ctrl-Shift-E

outline

Show the Console window if hidden, or hide if shown

F6

toggleconsole

Show the Environment window if hidden, or hide if shown

Ctrl-I

toggletree

Code Editor

Description Keybinding Command

Add a cursor one line above the active cursor, or if a cursor is already added, add another cursor above that one

Ctrl-Alt-Up

addCursorAbove

Add a second cursor one line above the active cursor, or if a second cursor is already added, move the second cursor up one line

Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Up

addCursorAboveSkipCurrent

Add a cursor one line below the active cursor, or if a cursor is already added, add another cursor below that one

Ctrl-Alt-Down

addCursorBelow

Add a second cursor one line below the active cursor, or if a second cursor is already added, move the second cursor down one line

Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Down

addCursorBelowSkipCurrent

Move all cursors to the same space as the active cursor on each of their lines, if they are misaligned

Ctrl-Alt-A

alignCursors

Backspace one space

Shift-Backspace | Backspace

backspace

Indent the selection one tab

Ctrl-]

blockindent

Outdent the selection one tab

Ctrl-[

blockoutdent

Control whether focus can be switched from the editor to somewhere else in the IDE

Ctrl-Z | Ctrl-Shift-Z | Ctrl-Y

cancelBrowserUndoInAce

Copy the contents of the line, and paste the copied contents one line down

Alt-Shift-Down

copylinesdown

Copy the contents of the line, and paste the copied contents one line up

Alt-Shift-Up

copylinesup

Cut the selection, or if there is no selection, delete one space

Shift-Delete

cut_or_delete

Delete one space

Delete

del

Copy the contents of the selection, and paste the copied contents immediately after the selection

Ctrl-Shift-D

duplicateSelection

Include the current line's contents in the selection

Ctrl-Shift-L

expandtoline

Include up to the next matching symbol in selection

Ctrl-Shift-M

expandToMatching

Fold the selected code; if a folded unit is selected, unfold it

Alt-L | Ctrl-F1

fold

Fold all possibly foldable elements, except for the current selection scope

Alt-0

foldOther

Go down one line

Down

golinedown

Go up one line

Up

golineup

Go to the end of the file

Ctrl-End

gotoend

Go left one space

Left

gotoleft

Go to the end of the current line

Alt-Right | End

gotolineend

Go to the start of the current line

Alt-Left | Home

gotolinestart

Go to the next error

Alt-E

goToNextError

Go down one page

Page Down

gotopagedown

Go up one page

Page Up

gotopageup

Go to the previous error

Alt-Shift-E

goToPreviousError

Go right one space

Right

gotoright

Go to the start of the file

Ctrl-Home

gotostart

Go one word to the left

Ctrl-Left

gotowordleft

Go one word to the right

Ctrl-Right

gotowordright

Indent the selection one tab

Tab

indent

Go to the matching symbol in the current scope

Ctrl-P

jumptomatching

Increase the font size

Ctrl-+ | Ctrl-=

largerfont

Decrease the number to the left of the cursor by 1, if it is a number

Ctrl-Shift-Down

modifyNumberDown

Increase the number to the left of the cursor by 1, if it is a number

Ctrl-Shift-Up

modifyNumberUp

Move selection down one line

Alt-Down

movelinesdown

Move selection up one line

Alt-Up

movelinesup

Outdent the selection one tab

Shift-Tab

outdent

Turn on overwrite mode, or if on, turn off

Insert

overwrite

Delete the contents of the current line

Ctrl-D

removeline

Delete from the cursor to the end of the current line

Alt-Delete

removetolineend

Delete from the beginning of the current line up to the cursor

Alt-Backspace

removetolinestart

Delete the word to the left of the cursor

Ctrl-Backspace

removewordleft

Delete the word to the right of the cursor

Ctrl-Delete

removewordright

Replay previously recorded keystrokes

Ctrl-Shift-E

replaymacro

Scroll the current file down by one line

Ctrl-Down

scrolldown

Scroll the current file up by one line

Ctrl-Up

scrollup

Select all selectable content

Ctrl-A

selectall

Include the next line down in the selection

Shift-Down

selectdown

Include the next space left in the selection

Shift-Left

selectleft

Include the rest of the current line in the selection, starting from the cursor

Shift-End

selectlineend

Include the beginning of the current line in the selection, up to the cursor

Shift-Home

selectlinestart

Include more matching selections that are after the selection

Ctrl-Alt-Right

selectMoreAfter

Include more matching selections that are before the selection

Ctrl-Alt-Left

selectMoreBefore

Include the next matching selection that is after the selection

Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Right

selectNextAfter

Include the next matching selection that is before the selection

Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Left

selectNextBefore

Select or find the next matching selection

Alt-K

selectOrFindNext

Select or find the previous matching selection

Alt-Shift-K

selectOrFindPrevious

Include from the cursor down to the end of the current page in the selection

Shift-Page Down

selectpagedown

Include from the cursor up to the beginning of the current page in the selection

Shift-Page Up

selectpageup

Include the next space to the right of the cursor in the selection

Shift-Right

selectright

Include from the cursor down to the end of the current file in the selection

Ctrl-Shift-End

selecttoend

Include from the cursor to the end of the current line in the selection

Alt-Shift-Right

selecttolineend

Include from the beginning of the current line to the cursor in the selection

Alt-Shift-Left

selecttolinestart

Include from the cursor to the next matching symbol in the current scope

Ctrl-Shift-P

selecttomatching

Include from the cursor up to the beginning of the current file in the selection

Ctrl-Shift-Home

selecttostart

Include the next line up in the selection

Shift-Up

selectup

Include the next word to the left of the cursor in the selection

Ctrl-Shift-Left

selectwordleft

Include the next word to the right of the cursor in the selection

Ctrl-Shift-Right

selectwordright

Show the Preferences tab

Ctrl-,

showSettingsMenu

Clear all previous selections

Esc

singleSelection

Decrease the font size

Ctrl--

smallerfont

If multiple lines are selected, rearrange them into a sorted order

Ctrl-Alt-S

sortlines

Add a cursor at the end of the current line

Ctrl-Alt-L

splitIntoLines

Move the contents of the cursor to the end of the line, to its own line

Ctrl-O

splitline

Surround the selection with block comment characters, or remove them if they are there

Ctrl-Shift-/

toggleBlockComment

Add line comment characters at the start of each selected line, or remove them if they are there

Ctrl-/

togglecomment

Fold code, or remove code folding if it is there

F2

toggleFoldWidget

Fold parent code, or remove folding if it is there

Alt-F2

toggleParentFoldWidget

Start keystroke recording, or stop if it is already recording

Ctrl-Alt-E

togglerecording

Wrap words, or stop wrapping words if they are already wrapping

Ctrl-Q

toggleWordWrap

Change the selection to all lowercase

Ctrl-Shift-U

tolowercase

Change the selection to all uppercase

Ctrl-U

touppercase

Transpose the selection

Alt-X

transposeletters

Unfold the selected code

Alt-Shift-L | Ctrl-Shift-F1

unfold

Unfold code folding for the entire file

Alt-Shift-0

unfoldall

emmet

Description Keybinding Command

Evaluate a simple math expression (such as 2*4 or 10/2), and output its result

Shift-Ctrl-Y

emmet_evaluate_math_expression

Expand CSS-like abbreviations into HTML, XML, or CSS code, depending on the current file's syntax

Ctrl-Alt-E

emmet_expand_abbreviation

Traverse expanded CSS-like abbreviations, by tab stop

Tab

emmet_expand_abbreviation_with_tab

Go to the next editable code part

Shift-Ctrl-.

emmet_select_next_item

Go to the previous editable code part

Shift-Ctrl-,

emmet_select_previous_item

Expand an abbreviation, and then place the current selection within the last element of the generated snippet

Shift-Ctrl-A

emmet_wrap_with_abbreviation

Terminal

Description Keybinding Command

Open a new Terminal tab

Alt-T

openterminal

Switch between the editor and the Terminal tab

Alt-S

switchterminal

Run and Debug

Description Keybinding Command

Build the current file

Ctrl-B

build

Resume the current paused process

F8

resume

Run or debug the current application

Alt-F5

run

Run or debug the last run file

F5

runlast

Step into the function that is next on the stack

F11

stepinto

Step out of the current function scope

Shift-F11

stepout

Step over the current expression on the stack

F10

stepover

Stop running or debugging the current application

Shift-F5

stop

Stop building the current file

Ctrl-Shift-C

stopbuild