27. Aug 2020iOS

These 6 shortcuts will be appreciated by every iOS developer.

The iOS department in GoodRequest works on projects such as Tipsport, ZSE drive, Nehnutelnosti.sk or Bistro.sk - food via the Internet. These are really useful applications used by thousands of people. However, large projects require a large "skill". Where possible, we simplify or streamline our work. We will share our iOS tips with you.

Dominik PethoiOS Developer

What programming shortcuts do we use daily? 

Quickly open anything in Xcode

SHIFT + CMD + O opens a window similar to spotlight, where you can search for things like specific files by name, function, method, and variable.

Use SHIFT + CMD + O shortcut to quickly open anything in Xcode

Move between words without using the mouse

Option + <-, Option + -> moves the cursor to the beginning of the current or previous word. If you also hold SHIFT, you can also mark the word.

Use shortucts Option + arrows to move between words without using the mouse

Open the object library in the Storyboard

The shortcut SHIFT + CMD + L opens a window with all the elements that can be dragged and pasted into the design.

Use The shortcut SHIFT + CMD + L to open the object library in the Storyboard

Take a picture of the simulator screen

Use the shortcut CMD + S to take a screenshot of the simulator screen.

Command + s button schortcut

Disable or enable all breakpoints

When you are debugging a lot and using breakpoints, you can easily disable/enable all of them with CMD + Y shortcut.

xcode shortcut command + y to disable or enable all breakpoints

Show or hide software keyboard in simulator

In simulator you can show/hide software keyboard with CMD + K shortcut, but you need to connect hardware keyboard with Shift + CMD + K first.

Shift + command + k shortcut


Are you missing any shortcuts on the list that you use? Share it with us and text me on LinkedIn.

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Dominik PethoiOS Developer