Keyboard shortcuts - REditorSupport/vscode-R Wiki

Suggested keyboard shortcuts

Add to keybindings.json:

[
  {
    "key": "alt+-",
    "command": "type",
    "when": "editorLangId == r && editorTextFocus || editorLangId == rmd && editorTextFocus",
    // if you want using quarto, try this
    // "when": "editorLangId =~ /r|rmd|qmd/ && editorTextFocus",
    "args": {"text": " <- "}
  },
  {
    "key": "ctrl+shift+m",
    "command": "type",
    "when": "editorLangId == r && editorTextFocus || editorLangId == rmd && editorTextFocus",
    "args": {"text": " %>% "}
  },
  {
    "key": "ctrl+shift+m",
    "command": "-workbench.actions.view.problems"
  },

  // input indicative of r markdown code chunk
  {
    "key": "ctrl+shift+i",
    "command": "editor.action.insertSnippet",
    "when": "editorTextFocus && editorLangId == 'rmd'",
    "args": {
        "snippet": "```{r}\n${TM_SELECTED_TEXT}$0\n```"
    },
    "label": "input indicative of r markdown code chunk"
  },

  // you can also input indicative of code chunk in `r` file by inserting "# %% ":
  // specifics in `https://github.com/REditorSupport/vscode-R/pull/662`
  {
    "key": "ctrl+shift+i",
    "command": "editor.action.insertSnippet",
    "when": "editorTextFocus && editorLangId == 'r'",
    "args": {
        "snippet": "$LINE_COMMENT %% "
    },
    "label": "input indicative of code chunk"
  },

  // open help panel for selection
  {
    "key": "f1",
    "command": "r.helpPanel.openForSelection",
    "when": "editorTextFocus && editorLangId == 'r' || editorTextFocus && editorLangId == 'rmd'"
  },

  // RStudio keybinding for R Package development
  {
    "key": "ctrl+shift+b",
    "command": "r.install",
    "when": "resourceLangId == 'r'"
  },
  {
    "key": "ctrl+shift+e",
    "command": "r.check",
    "when": "resourceLangId == 'r'"
  },
  {
    "key": "ctrl+shift+t",
    "command": "r.test",
    "when": "resourceLangId == 'r'"
  },
  {
    "key": "ctrl+shift+d",
    "command": "r.document",
    "when": "resourceLangId == 'r'"
  },
  {
    "key": "ctrl+shift+l",
    "command": "r.loadAll",
    "when": "resourceLangId == 'r'"
  },
  {
    "key": "ctrl+alt+p",
    "command": "r.runCommand",
    "when": "editorTextFocus && editorLangId == 'r'",
    "args": ".vsc.browser(httpgd::hgd_url(), viewer = \"Beside\")"
  }
]

Removed keyboard shortcuts

These keyboard shortcuts used to be set by this extension, but were removed because they conflicted with default Visual Studio Code shortcuts. If you would like to restore them, add these to keybindings.json:

[
  {
    "command": "r.nrow",
    "key": "Ctrl+1",
    "when": "editorTextFocus && editorLangId == 'r'"
  },
  {
    "command": "r.length",
    "key": "Ctrl+2",
    "when": "editorTextFocus && editorLangId == 'r'"
  },
  {
    "command": "r.head",
    "key": "Ctrl+3",
    "when": "editorTextFocus && editorLangId == 'r'"
  },
  {
    "command": "r.thead",
    "key": "Ctrl+4",
    "when": "editorTextFocus && editorLangId == 'r'"
  },
  {
    "command": "r.names",
    "key": "Ctrl+5",
    "when": "editorTextFocus && editorLangId == 'r'"
  }
]

Creating keybindings for R commands

There are 3 ways you can use extension functions to create keybindings that run R commands in the terminal:

  1. r.runCommand to make a keybinding to run any R expression.
  2. r.runCommandWithEditorPath to create a keybinding for an R expression where the placeholder value $$ is interpolated with the current file path.
  3. runCommandWithSelectionOrWord to create a keybinding for an R expression where $$ is interpolated with the current selection or the current word the cursor is on.

Here are some example entries from keybindings.json:

[
  {
    "description": "run drake::r_make()",
    "key": "ctrl+;",
    "command": "r.runCommand",
    "when": "editorTextFocus",
    "args": "drake::r_make()"
  },
  {
    "description": "load drake target at cursor",
    "key": "ctrl+shift+;",
    "command": "r.runCommandWithSelectionOrWord",
    "when": "editorTextFocus",
    "args": "drake::loadd($$)"
  },
  {
    "description": "knit to html",
    "key": "ctrl+i",
    "command": "r.runCommandWithEditorPath",
    "when": "editorTextFocus",
    "args": "rmarkdown::render(\"$$\", output_format = rmarkdown::html_document(), output_dir = \".\", clean = TRUE)"
  }
]