Taking a Shortcut When Coding Your Arduino Project
After you have built your Arduino project, you may have many hours ahead of tweaking the code until it’s perfect. It’s handy to know a few shortcuts to speed up the process. Here are the some of the most useful:
|Ctrl+N||Cmd+N||Open new sketch.|
|Ctrl+O||Cmd+O||Open existing sketch.|
|Ctrl+Shift+S||Cmd+Shift+S||Save a sketch with a new name.|
|Ctrl+R||Cmd+R||Compile and verify a sketch. Handy for checking the grammar of your
code without uploading the sketch.
|Ctrl+T||Cmd+T||Auto format. Adjusts the alignment and spacing of your code to
improve the legibility (but also undoes your own formatting if
you’re arranging your sketch in a unique way).
|Ctrl+Z||Cmd+Z||Undo the last change to code.|
|Ctrl+Shift+Z||Cmd+Shift+Z||Redo the last change to code.|
|Ctrl+/||Cmd+/||Comment/uncomment the selected code. Useful for quickly commenting
code out. Commenting a section of code means that it is not
uploaded to the board, so you can use comments to quickly switch
among different sections of code without having to delete
|Ctrl+Shift+F||Cmd+Shift+F||Find reference page for selected code term. If you’re
unsure about a highlighted term in your sketch (such as
sent to the latest reference page.
|Ctrl+U||Cmd+U||Upload the sketch to the Arduino board.|
|Ctrl+Shift+M||Cmd+Shift+M||Open the serial monitor.|
|Ctrl+K||Cmd+K||Open sketch folder.|