My Least Favorite New Feature in SQL Server 2014 – No CTRL+E
Posted by robkraft on April 4, 2014
Since as long as I can remember, perhaps back to SQL Server 6.5, I’ve been using CTRL+E to “execute” queries inside SQL Server Management Studio. I knew that Microsoft warned they were going to eliminate that keystroke, and they finally have in SQL Server 2014. Now the only keystroke for running queries appears to be F5. I consider this a productivity setback because to hit F5, I have to lift my palm off of its resting position by the keyboard, then relocate my fingers back on the keyboard correctly to continue typing. I did not need to do this when using CTRL+E.
Is it possible to complain enough to get a response from Microsoft? I’m not asking for CTRL+E to come back, but I would like a key combination that does not require me to take my hands of the keyboard to use it. I like running queries!