This tutorial explains all the frequently used shortcuts and hotkeys for Netbeans.

These useful keyboard shortcut helps developer to improve productivity and time saving.

Shortcut Comment and uncomment code

Ctrl + / in windows, Cmd + / in Mac OS the command used to comment the code.

You can also use Ctrl + Shift + C If you want to uncomment the code, Run the same command one more time.

shortcut key for collapsing/expanding a method in NetBeans

Shortcutkey Description MacOS
Collapse single a block or method Ctrl + - + -
Expand a single block or method Ctrl + + + +
Collapse All a blocks or methods Ctrl + Shift + - + Shift +-
Expand a All blocks or methods Ctrl + Shift + + + Shift ++

Shortcut Keys to UPPERCASE and lowercase

Shortcutkey Windows/Linux MacOS
Upper Case First, use Ctrl + U, next use U First, use + U, next use U
Lower Case First, use Ctrl + U, next use L First, use + U, next use L
Reverse Case First, use Ctrl + U, next use S First, use + U, next use S

Netbeans File Shortcut keys

Parameter Windows/Linux MAC OS
New Project Ctrl + Shift + N ⌘ + Shift + N
New File Ctrl + N
Open New projects Ctrl + Shift + O
Open Recent Project Ctrl + Shift + T
Save Ctrl + S
Save All Ctrl + Shift + S
Print file Ctrl + Alt + Shift + P

Netbeans Edit Shortcut keys

Operation Hot keys
Undo Ctrl + Z
Redo Ctrl + Shift + Z
Cut Ctrl + X
Copy Ctrl + C
Paste Ctrl + V
Paste from History Ctrl + Shift + D
Paste from Lines Ctrl + Shift + L
Find Ctrl + F
Replace Ctrl + H
Find in Projects Ctrl + Shift + F
Replace in Projects Ctrl + Shift + H

Netbeans Short-cut keys for Compile and Run

Operation Hot keys
Run Project F6
Test Project Alt + F6
Build Project F11
Clean & Build Project Shift + F11

Other Shortcuts

Operation Hot keys
Go to Line number Ctrl + G
Delete a Line Ctrl + X or Ctrl + E
Format Alt + Shift + F

Shortcut command to open a file

To open a file dialog, please run Alt + Shift + O

You can also use Alt + F + O option to open file from window file system. You can also use Ctrl + Shift + o to open file dialog.