One operation I do a lot in Visual Studio is "Compare". I got tired of having to find the current file in Solution Explorer (yup, I don’t have the Track Active Item in Solution Explorer option turned on because it bothers me more than helps me!), right click on it, and then click Compare.
I decided to create a keyboard shortcut for it (I’ve assigned Ctrl+’+C, that is "control+single_quote+C"). That takes me directly to the Compare dialog, comparing the current local file against the latest version on the server.
See snapshot below for the steps to set that up:
I’d love to hear if you have other shortcuts like that set to something you use all the time. There’s probably a lot out there on something that I haven’t thought about yet. 🙂