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The default shift + cmd + p combo keybinding allows the enduser to access the VSC command line interface …

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Shift Command P

Hint. The standard set of Hot Keys in Visual Studio Code include the shift + cmd + p combo keybinding used to Show All Commands.

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From the Default Keybindings file, the shift + cmd + p combo keybinding invokes the following default method …

  "key": "shift+cmd+p",
  "command": "workbench.action.showCommands"

Shift Command I

How to change the Hot Key for the default method Insert Snippet in Visual Studio Code for Mac Os High Sierra.

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First, check the inventory of Keyboard Shortcuts currently in play at Code + Preferences + Keyboard Shortcuts.

shift cmd


From the keybindings.json file located under Code + Preferences + Keyboard Shortcuts

  "key": "shift+cmd+i",
  "command": "editor.action.insertSnippet",
  "when": "editorTextFocus && editorLangId == 'markdown'",
  "args": {
  "langId": "markdown"

Note. If you are unable to engage IntelliSense from within your markdown (.md) pages, then use the above workaround to invoke your (.json) markdown snippet collection directly from the VSC command line interface.


IntelliSense is provided for JavaScript, TypeScript, JSON, HTML, CSS, Less, and Sass languages in Visual Studio Code (VSC).

To obtain IntelliSense for your markdown (.md) pages you must install a language extension.

This is over and above a simple linting and style checking extension.

For example, use the term Markdown IntelliSense when querying the Extensions Marketplace in VSC.

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Note. The above synopsis was derived from an article written by Visual Studio Code [1].

  1. The Assigning Keybindings To Snippets section of Creating Your Own Snippets in Visual Studio Code. Published © 2018 by


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