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Eclipse Shortcuts

Editors are an integral part of a programmer?s life. If you have good proficiency in using an editor thats a great advantage. It comes very handy to debug. Traditional notepad and SOPs (System.out.println) are the way we start learning a language but that is not sufficient, so beginners start using an IDE and most importantly know the shortcuts.
For java developers there is a huge list and some popular areEclipse, Netbeans, IntelliJ Idea. I use Eclipse as my IDE and vim as a light weight editor.

This article is for those who use or intend to use Eclipse as IDE. Keyboard shortcuts are very important for comfortable and quick editing. I have abridged the following list of eclipse shortcuts from my own experience and literature.
There is a huge list of eclipse shortcuts available but I have listed only the most essential ones that you may need daily.Download this list as a pdf formatted for single page.

File Navigation ? Eclipse Shortcuts

? CTRL SHIFT R ? Open a resource. You need not know the path and just part of the file name is enough.
? CTRL E ? Open a file (editor) from within the list of all open files.
? CTRL PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN ? Navigate to previous or next file from within the list of all open files.
? ALT <- or ALT -> ? Go to previous or next edit positions from editor history list.

Java Editing ? Eclipse Shortcuts

? CTRL SPACE ? Type assist
? CTRL SHIFT F ? Format code.
? CTRL O ? List all methods of the class and again CTRL O lists including inherited methods.
? CTRL SHIFT O ? Organize imports.
? CTRL SHIFT U ? Find reference in file.
? CTRL / ? Comment a line.
? F3 ? Go to the declaration of the variable.
? F4 ? Show type hierarchy of on a class.
? CTRL T ? Show inheritance tree of current token.
? SHIFT F2 ? Show Javadoc for current element.
? ALT SHIFT Z ? Enclose block in try-catch.

General Editing ? Eclipse Shortcuts

? F12 ? Focus on current editor.
? CTRL L ? Go to line number.
? CTRL D ? Delete a line.
? CTRL <- or -> ? Move one element left or right.
? CTRL M ? Maximize editor.
? CTRL SHIFT P ? Go to the matching parenthesis.

Debug, Run ? Eclipse Shortcuts

? CTRL . or , ? Navigate to next or previous error.
? F5 ? Step into.
? F6 ? Step over.
? F8 ? Resume
? CTRL Q ? Inspect.
? CTRL F11 ? Run last run program.
? CTRL 1 ? Quick fix code.

Search ? Eclipse Shortcuts

? CTRL SHIFT G ? Search for current cursor positioned word reference in workspace
? CTRL H ? Java search in workspace.

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