Effective Eclipse: Shortcut keys

1. 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

2. 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+- Open Editor Window Option menu
Ctrl+F10 Show view menu (features available on left vertical bar: breakpoints, bookmarks, line numbers, …)
Ctrl+F10, then n Show or hide line numbers
Ctrl+Shift+q Show or hide the diff column on the left (indicates changes since last save)

3.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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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
Ctrl + Shift + o Open a resource search dialog to find any class

7. 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 ‘/** … */’)

8. 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.)

9. 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

10. 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)

11. 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

12. 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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