Shortcut: Move Cursor at the start or end of Line or file in Visual Studio Code (VS Code)


Knowing the keyboard shortcuts can really make you more productive when working with Visual Studio Code (VS Code).

One of the most common actions that a developer performs is moving the cursor position either at the start or the end of a line or, moving the cursor to the top or the bottom of the current file.

Let's take a look at the keyboard shortcuts that you can use to achieve such actions.


Move Cursor to the start/beginning of the current line

Move Cursor to the start or beginning of the current line

Windows: Home

macOS: ⌘ Command + Left Arrow ←

Linux: Home


Move Cursor to the end of the current line

Move Cursor to the end of the current line

Windows: End

macOS: ⌘ Command + Right Arrow →

Linux: End


Move Cursor to the top of the current file

Move Cursor to the top of the current file

Windows: Control + Home

macOS: ⌘ Command + Up Arrow ↑

Linux: Control + Home


Move Cursor to the bottom of the current file

Move Cursor to the bottom of the current file

Windows: Control + End

macOS: ⌘ Command + Down Arrow ↓

Linux: Control + End

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