Foreign Language Keyboard Shortcuts


I am working in Seden for a short period of time and have come unstuck with keyboard shortcuts.

The most obvious one is Comment With Line Comment "Ctrl + Slash"

The slash on a Swedish keyboard is Shift-7, which prevents me from using the shortcut.

I can use the Windows language bar to switch to a UK keyboard but I don't always remember 100% where everything is.

Has anyone else come across this issue?

Is there a quick way for me to change the shortcuts and then share them with the other people in my team?

Maybe export the keymap to XML or something?

EDIT: Just noticed that I can use the NUM Slash as well for the comment, but the sharing question still stands.



Feel free to check IJ keymap concept:

... All user-defined keymaps are stored in separate configuration files under the config/keymaps subdirectory in the IntelliJ IDEA profile directory:
  • Windows and *NIX systems: <User home>/.IntelliJ IDEA<xx>/config/keymaps
  • Macintosh systems:~/Library/Preferences/.IntelliJ IDEA<xx>/keymaps/

You may submit corresponding tickets that target lack of documentation if necessary to IJ tracker as well.

Regards, Denis


The ctrl+slash shortcut isn't working on german keyboard layout too. My workaround has always been to use the "divide by"-sign on the numpad instead of "slash". This works out of the box for me.


I have the same problem. I have us layout and german layout. Altough I have switched to us layout. the ctrl + / not working and and 'z' and 'y' are switched



I have the same problem on my MacBook. Fortunately it is easy to redefine shortcuts. Just go to Preferences -> Keymap and search for the command and assign it to any shortcut you like. 


I have a macbook with Turkish keyboard. When I hit CMD + ., line commenting works.


I don't think redefining all the shortcuts can be considered a solution... This is very frustrating and not happening in other IDEs (e.g. Eclipse). If this cannot be easily solved, I'll keep using Eclipse.


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