“Ctrl + R” is not working in SQL Server 2012: “Ctrl+R was pressed .Waiting for second key of chord..”
Keyboard short cut “Ctrl+R” is used to Show or hide the query results pane in SQL Server 2005/2008/R2 whereas in SQL Server 2012 it’s not working by default.
After installing SQL Server 2012 if you press Ctrl+R then it echo’s the message:
“Ctrl+R was pressed .Waiting for second key of chord..”
It’s very handy shortcut for SQL developers. Now let’s see hot to configure SQL Server 2012 SSMS to use the “Ctrl+R” functionality.
Open SQL Server 2012 management studio.
Go to Tools – > Options – > KeyBoard
Under “show commands containing” select “Window.ShowResultsPane“
Select “SQL Query Editor” under “use new shortcut in”.
Once it is selected, make sure cursor is placed on text box “Press Shortcut keys” and press Ctrl+ R on keyboard.
Click on “Assign” and then click on “OK”.
Then you would be able to use the shortcut Ctrl+R to show/hide the output window.