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Would questions about Visual Studio or Netbeans that are not directly related to writing code be off topic on SO?

The question I have in mind would be something along the lines of: Must know Visual Studio hot keys? (Marked as a Community Wiki of course)

I ask this with the intention of how to save time and focus on the code instead of hunting and pecking through the Visual Studio interface to find something to help.

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possible duplicate of Where should questions about software development tools go? –  Pops Aug 20 '10 at 20:22
    
FWIW the term "hunting and pecking" is usually reserved for a typing behavior, not searching through GUI menus. –  Pops Aug 20 '10 at 20:23

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IDEs are absolutely on topic. From the FAQ, you can post questions about:

  • a specific programming problem
  • a software algorithm
  • software tools commonly used by programmers
  • matters that are unique to the programming profession

It's worth noting, however, that all the usual rules about subjective/poll questions still apply.

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Are questions about online IDEs considered on-topic as well, or do these questions belong on webapps.stackexchange.com (which is for discussion of web applications)? –  Anderson Green Oct 2 '12 at 19:37

In general IDEs are on topic. However, your particular question has already been asked.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/98606/favorite-visual-studio-keyboard-shortcuts

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