Keyboard shortcuts make developers/programmers productive. The support for keyboard shortcuts is feature rich in Eclipse.
Ctrl + Shift + L, Ctrl + Shift + L (
Ctrl + Shift + L
twice). You will get the keyboard shortcut lists window
The default scheme is the set of shortcuts of Eclipse. For users migrating from other IDEs (like EMACS/MSVC), Eclipse can be configured to use those shortcuts.
The keyboard shortcuts are context sensitive. e.g. while editing text
Alt + Down moves line down. While in text views, it goes to next
Its difficult to remember so many keyboard shortcuts. But in Eclipse, you can
easily search for the shortcuts. Just press
Ctrl + Shift + L twice,
and type in the filter. Here is an image of searching only for
You can also see the description.
For pre-existing actions, user can also create new keyboard shortcuts.
- Select the command from list
- Selectand key in the shortcut
- If needed, selectthat shortcut should be active.
- If the keyboard shortcut has a conflict, it would be triggered in. (So that you don’t make mistake of assigning same keyboard shortcuts to more than one thing)
Just like Create New Keyboard Shortcuts, you can update existing keyboard shortcut.
Ctrl + Shift L once opens a preview of keyboard shortcuts.
Ctrl + Shift L twice (
Ctrl + Shift L, Ctrl + Shift L)
opens the preferences on keyboard shortcuts.
, is the delimiter.
What if you want to use “Different” keyboard shortcuts for the same operation?
- Select the command
- Now you have different keyboard shortcut. Just update this shortcut/command as described in Create New Keyboard Shortcuts.
What if you want to delete all the keyboard shortcuts/customizations, press