When I go to Tools > Options > Environment > Keyboard and
Type in Query.Sp_whoisactive
Press shortcut keys: Ctrl+F1
Click Assign.

When I press Ctrl+F1, It still calls Help.


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Click on Tools > Options. Then navigate to Environment > Keyboard > Query Shortcuts. In the stored procedure column next to Ctrl+F1, type Sp_whoisactive.

Next navigate to Tools > Options > Environment > Keyboard > Keyboard, and find the command Query.CustomSP1. Assign the shortcut Ctrl+F1. Then search for the command Help.ViewHelp and remove the mapping for Ctrl+F1 there.

  • I still can't assign Ctrl+F1 combination. But Ctrl+3 works
    – ob213
    Apr 6, 2012 at 19:14

In Sql Server 2012, control + F1 is assigned to View Help (Check the Help menu in SSMS). I don't think now we can re-assign to some other functionality. But still I'm not sure why the Control+F1 option is provided in Query Short cuts. So there may be a provision to re-assign this also. Not sure, we have to explore the new features in Sql Server 2012.

  • This is not true, or at least not always: I've used Ctrl-F1 for sp_whoisactive in MSSS 2012 and 2014. Oct 30, 2014 at 16:09

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