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Shortcut to switch between design and text in android studio

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

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Does anyone know some shortcut to switch between design and text in android studio while editing xml layout?

While I can switch from design view to source using ctrl+B (and need to select something in layout before), I have no way to go back.

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You can find it in Settings->KeyMap

"Select next Tab in multi-editor file" CRTL+SHIFT+RIGHT (it may depend by platform).

You can change it.

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ALT + Shift + Left/Right works for me. (Windows)

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ALT + SHIFT + LEFT/RIGHT on windows and ubuntu.

CTRL + SHIFT + LEFT/RIGHT on MAC

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Good Question:

There are 2 ways:

  • If You are on a Activity ( Design or Text)

    1) left click on Text or Design
    2) ALT + SHIFT + Right/Left arrow key

  • If You are on a class

    1) click on the name of the activity:
    example: click on activity_actividad2_blank
    setContentView(R.layout.activity_actividad2_blank);

    2) click on Project
    goto to java class
    left click on class and click on “Find Usages” ( Or ALT + F7)
    double click on result you want to go.

Have a good programming.

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(CTRL + SHIFT) + LEFT or RIGHT arrow keys,

To go back and forth in between Design tab and Text(XML) tab, on Mac OS X.

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Move between Design / Text tabs in layout’s view:

(Mac) : control + shift + ← / →

(Windows / Linux): alt + shift + ← / →

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Although the question is related to switching between design and xml views, many people may be looking for or interested in how to switch between related XML and Java files. This can be achieved in Android Studio, using the Related Symbol... navigation key mapping.

Depending on your settings and operating system the keyboard shortcut will vary, but you can find out what yours is by looking in Settings -> Keymap -> Main menu / Navigate / Related Symbol...

Otherwise try the following keys:

  • Ctrl + Alt + F7
  • Ctrl + Alt + Home
  • Meta + Ctrl + Up
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On Android Studio 2.3+, one can use the shortcut Ctrl+T.