Eclipse Shortcut

This post contains all the important Eclipse shortcuts which usually developer uses in day to day development tasks.

Manage Files and Projects

1) Ctrl+N        Create new project using the Wizard

2) Alt+F, then .  Open project, file, etc.

3) Ctrl+Shift+R   For finding any resource (file) including config xml files

4) Ctrl + Shift + T  for finding class even from jar

5) Alt+Enter       Show and access file properties

6) Ctrl+S             Save current file

7) Ctrl+Shift+S      Save all files

8) Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4   Close current file

9) Ctrl+Shift+W or Ctrl+Shift+F4   Close all files

10) F5     Refresh content of selected element with local file system

11) Ctrl + T  for toggling between supertype and subtype

12) CTRL+Shift+G, which searches the workspace for references to the selected method or variable

13)   Ctrl+Shift+L to view listing for all Eclipse keyboard shortcuts.

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  Editor Window

Focus/ cursor must be in Editor Window  to work these eclipse shortcut.

1) F12   Jump to Editor Window

2) Ctrl+M  Maximize or un-maximize current Editor Window (also works for other Windows)

3) Ctrl+E   Show list of open Editors. Use arrow keys and enter to switch

4) Ctrl+F6/Ctrl+Shift+F6  Show list of open Editors. Similar to ctrl+e but switches immediately upon release of ctrl

5) Alt+Arrow Left/Alt+Arrow Right  Go to previous / go to next Editor Window

6) Alt+-  Open Editor Window Option menu

7) Ctrl+F10, then n   Show or hide line numbers

8) Select text and press Ctrl + Shift + F for formatting.

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Navigate in Editor

1) Home/End Jump to beginning / jump to end of indention. Press home twice to jump to beginning of line

2) Ctrl+Home/End   Jump to beginning / jump to end of source

3) Ctrl+Arrow Right/Arrow Left   Jump one word to the left / one word to the right

4) Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Down/Arrow Up  for navigating from member to member (variables and methods)

5) Ctrl+L Jump to Line Number.

6) To hide/show line numbers, press ctrl+F10 and Then press N

7) Ctrl+Q  Jump to last  edited location

8) Move to one problem (i.e.: error, warning) to the next (or previous) in a file: Ctrl +. For next, and Ctrl +, for the previous problem

9) Ctrl+Shift+P   to find closing brace. Place the cursor at the opening brace and use this.

10) Ctrl+Arrow Down/Ctrl+Arrow Up  Scroll Editor without changing cursor position

11) Alt + right and Alt + left for going back and forth while editing.

12) Alt + Shift + W for show in package explorer

13)    F3 This Eclipse shortcut is very useful to see function definition very quickly.

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Select Text

1) Shift+Arrow Right/Arrow Left Expand selection by one character to the left / to the right

2) Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Right/Arrow Left   Expand selection to next / previous word

3) Shift+Arrow Down/Arrow Up Expand selection by one line down / one line up

4) Shift+End/Home Expand selection to end / to beginning of line

5) Ctrl+A    Select all

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 Edit Code

These Eclipse shortcuts are very helpful for editing code in Eclipse.

1) Ctrl+C/Ctrl+X/Ctrl+V     copy,Cut and paste

2) F2 Renaming Select Any class,interface,properties file etc.

3) Ctrl+Z     Undo last action

4) Ctrl+Y      Redo last (undone) action

5) Ctrl+D      Delete Line

6) Alt+Arrow Up/Arrow Down   Move current line or selection up or down

7) Shift+Enter  Enter line below current line

8) Shift+Ctrl+Enter Enter line above current line

9) Shift+Ctrl+Y   Change selection to all lower case

10)Shift+Ctrl+X    Change selection to all upper case

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Search and Replace

1) Ctrl+F Open find and replace dialog

2) Ctrl+K   find next occurrence of search term

3) Ctrl+H   Search Workspace (Java Search, Task Search, and File Search)

4) Ctrl+Shift+O   for organize imports

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 Indentation and Comments

1) Tab/Shift+Tab  Increase / decrease indent of selected text

2) Ctrl+I Correct Indentation of selected text or of current line

3) Ctrl+Shift+F Autoformat all code in Editor using code formatter

4) Ctrl+/  Comment / uncomment line

5) Ctrl+Shift+/   Add Block Comment

6) Ctrl+Shift+\    Remove Block Comment

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Editing Source Code

1) Ctrl+Space   Opens Content Assistance (e.g. show available methods or field names)

2) Ctrl+1  Open Quick Fix and Quick Assistance

This is another beautiful Eclipse shortcut which can fix up any error for you in Eclipse. Whether it’s missing declaration, missing semi-colon or any import related error this eclipse shortcut will help you to quickly sort that out.

3) Alt+/  Propose word completion (after typing at least one letter). Repeatedly press alt+/ until reaching correct name

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Code Information

1) Ctrl+O  For quick outline going quickly to method

2) F3    Open Declaration: Jump to Declaration of selected class, method, or parameter

3) F4    Selecting class and pressing F4 to see its Type hierarchy

4) Ctrl+Alt+H   Open Call Hierarchy

5) Ctrl+Shift+U   Find occurrences of expression in current file

6) Ctrl+move over method  Open Declaration or Implementation

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 Refactoring

1) Alt+Shift+R  Rename selected element and all references

2) Alt+Shift+C  Change method signature (with method name selected)

3) Alt+Shift+M  Extract selection to method

4) Alt+Shift+L  Extract local variable: Create and assigns a variable from a selected expression

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Run and Debug

1) F11   Run

2) F5     Step Into function

3) F6     Next step (line by line)

4) F7     Step out

5) F8     Skip to next Breakpoint

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  The Rest

1) Ctrl+F7/Ctrl+Shift+F7   Switch forward / backward between views (panels). Useful for switching back and forth between Package Explorer and Editor.

2) Ctrl+F8/Ctrl+Shift+F8  Switch forward / backward between perspectives

3) F1   Open Eclipse Help

4) Shift+F10  Show Context Menu right click with mouse

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That’s all about Eclipse Shortcuts
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