I’ve just moved from Eclipse to Android Studio and am finding really weird behaviour when I try to do Ctrl+Z / Ctrl+Y to undo/redo code changes.
It hard to describe what happens exactly, but the end result is that I usually end up just losing my code and having to type it back in from memory…
The ‘undo’ and ‘redo’ buttons in the IDE do seem to work fine, so maybe something is wrong with my shortcut keys (which would be surprising as I should just have a standard installation / setup).
Can anyone advise what to do, so Ctrl and Z / Ctrl+Y will work in the expected manner.
With the help of this answer, I have worked it out…
- Go into
Settings(Ctrl+Alt + S)
Redoin the search box.
- Double-click on the
Add Keyboard Shortcut
- Press Ctrl+Y
To undo an action, do one of the following:
Edit | Undo.
To redo an action, do one of the following:
Main menu, choose
Edit | Redo.
ctrl+Y deletes line by default in Android.
If you want to change this behaviour, go to Keymap under Settings and set your desired shortcut for Redo action
By the way, the same question: how to configure intelliJ/Android Studio redo action for CTRL+Y instead of CTRL+Shift+Z
You can try this one. It is simple and default:
(CTRL + Z)
This is for undo.
Just press (CTRL + SHIFT + Z) for redo.
(CTRL + Y) it has individual task. So it would be better if you don’t bother this one.
1. CTRL + Z -> Undo
2. CTRL + SHIFT + Z -> Redo
3. CTRL + Y -> Delete line
CTRL + Z works fine and undo the work but CTRL + Y is a bit messy combo.
Unlike most software CTRL + Y here doesn’t mean redo but its infact a shortcut to delete the entire line, hence you loose your code.
So if you wanna REDO use CTRL + SHIFT+Z(as already told above) or change keymapping.