How to quickly open a TFS New Query form

It’s pretty cumbersome to create a New Query in TFS. You have to open Team Explorer, Expand your Server node, Right click on Works Items and select New Query.

Here’s how to quickly do all that with a keyboard shortcut.

1. Tools –> Options

2. Environment –>Keyboard

3. Type Team.NewQuery into the “Show commands containing:” textbox

4. Select Global in the “use new shortcut in:” dropdown

5. Click in “Press shortcut keys:” textbox

6. Hit Ctrl+Alt+N on your keyboard.

7. Click Assign

8. Click OK


Hit Ctrl+Alt+ N and viola you have a new query form.

*Pick a different shortcut if Ctrl+Alt+N is already taken.