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Eclipse Shortcut Keys

In this article I am trying to explain Eclipse Shortcut Keys.

Manage Files and Projects

Ctrl+N

Create new project using the Wizard

Ctrl+Alt+n

Create new project, file, class, etc.

Alt+f, then .

Open project, file, etc.

Ctrl+Shift+r

Open Ressource (file, folder or project)

Alt+Enter

Show and access file properties

Ctrl+s

Save current file

Ctrl+Shift+s

Save all files

Ctrl+w

Close current file

Ctrl+Shift+w

Close all files

F5

Refresh content of selected element with local file system

 

Editor Window

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

F12

Jump to Editor Window

Ctrl+Page Down/Ctrl+Page Up

Switch to next editor / switch to previous editor

Ctrl+m

 

Maximize or un-maximize current Editor Window (also works for other Windows)

 

Ctrl+e

Show list of open Editors. Use arrow keys and enter to switch

Ctrl+F6/Ctrl+Shift+F6

 

Show list of open Editors. Similar to ctrl+e but switches immediately upon release of ctrl           

 

Alt+Arrow Left/Alt+Arrow Right

Go to previous / go to next Editor Window

Alt+minus(-)

Open Editor Window Option menu

Ctrl+F10 breakpoints, bookmarks, line numbers, …)

Show view menu (features available on left vertical bar:

 

 

Ctrl+F10, then n

Show or hide line numbers

Ctrl+Shift+q

since last save)

Show or hide the diff column on the left (indicates changes

 

Navigate in Editor

Home/End

Jump to beginning / jump to end of indention. Press home twice to jump to beginning of line

Ctrl+Home/End

Jump to beginning / jump to end of source

Ctrl+Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Jump one word to the left / one word to the right

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Jump to previous / jump to next method

Ctrl+l

Jump to Line Number. To hide/show line numbers, press ctrl+F10 and select 'Show Line Numbers'

Ctrl+q

Jump to last location edited

Ctrl+./Ctrl+,

Jump to next / jump to previous compiler syntax warning or error

Ctrl+Shift+p

With a bracket selected: jump to the matching closing or opening bracket

Ctrl+[+]/Ctrl+- on numeric keyboard

Collapse / Expand current method or class

Ctrl+[/]/Ctrl+* on numeric keyboard

Collapse / Expand all methods or classes

Ctrl+Arrow Down/Ctrl+Arrow Up

Scroll Editor without changing cursor position

 

Select Text

Shift+Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Expand selection by one character to the left / to the right

Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Expand selection to next / previous word

Shift+Arrow Down/Arrow Up

Expand selection by one line down / one line up

Shift+End/Home

Expand selection to end / to beginning of line

Ctrl+a

Select all

Alt+Shift+Arrow Up

Expand selection to current element (e.g. current one-line expression or content within brackets)

Alt+Shift+Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Expand selection to next / previous element

Alt+Shift+Arrow Down

Reduce previously expanded selection by one step

 

Edit Text

Ctrl+c/Ctrl+x/Ctrl+v

Cut, copy and paste

Ctrl+z

Undo last action

Ctrl+y

Redo last (undone) action

Ctrl+d

Delete Line

Alt+Arrow Up/Arrow Down

Move current line or selection up or down

Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Up / Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Down /

Duplicate current line or selection up or down

Ctrl+Delete

Delete next word

Ctrl+Backspace

Delete previous word

Shift+Enter

Enter line below current line

Shift+Ctrl+Enter

Enter line above current line

Insert

Switch between insert and overwrite mode

Shift+Ctrl+y

Change selection to all lower case

Shift+Ctrl+x

Change selection to all upper case

Search and Replace

Ctrl+f

Open find and replace dialog

Ctrl+k/Ctrl+Shift+k

Find previous / find next occurrence of search term (close find window first)

Ctrl+h

Search Workspace (Java Search, Task Search, and File Search)

Ctrl+j/Ctrl+Shift+j

Incremental search forward / backwards. Type search term after pressing ctrl+j, there is now search window

 

 

Indentions and Comments

Tab/Shift+Tab

Increase / decrease indent of selected text

Ctrl+i

Correct indention of selected text or of current line

Ctrl+shift+f

Autoformat all code in Editor using code formatter

Ctrl+/

Comment / uncomment line or selection ( adds '//' )

Ctrl+Shift+/

Add Block Comment around selection ( adds '/... */' )

Ctrl+Shift+

Remove Block Comment

Alt+Shift+j

Add Element Comment ( adds '/** ... */')

 

Editing Source Code

Ctrl+Space

Opens Content Assist (e.g. show available methods or field names)

Ctrl+1

Open Quick Fix and Quick Assist

Alt+/

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

Ctrl+Shift+Insert

Deactivate or activate Smart Insert Mode (automatic indention, automatic brackets, etc.)

 

Code Information

Ctrl+O

Show code outline / structure

F2

Open class, method, or variable information (tooltip text)

F3

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

F4

Open Type Hierarchy window for selected item

Ctrl+t

Show / open Quick Type Hierarchy for selected item

Ctrl+Shift+t

Open Type in Hierarchy

Ctrl+Alt+h

Open Call Hierarchy

Ctrl+u

Find occurrences of expression in current file

Ctrl+move over method

Open Declaration or Implementation

 

Refactoring

Alt+Shift+r

Rename selected element and all references

Alt+Shift+v

Move selected element to other class or file (With complete method or class selected)

Ctrl+Shift+c

Change method signature (with method name selected)

Alt+Shift+m

Extract selection to method

Alt+Shift+l

Extract local variable: Create and assigns a variable from a selected expression

Alt+Shift+i

Inline selected local variables, methods, or constants if possible (replaces variable with its declarations/ assignment and puts it directly into the statements)

 

Run and Debug

Ctrl+F11

Save and launch application (run)

F11

Debug

F5

Step Into function

F6

Next step (line by line)

F7

Step out

F8

Skip to next Breakpoint

 

The Rest

Ctrl+F7/Ctrl+Shift+F7

Switch forward / backward between views (panels). Useful for switching back and forth between Package Explorer and Editor.

Ctrl+F8/Ctrl+Shift+F8

Switch forward / backward between perspectives

Ctrl+p

Print

F1

Open Eclipse Help

 


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