TOP 10 Eclipse Shortcuts

Most of us who are using eclipse for at least 1 year are familiar with the shortcuts. Its been quite challenging to know and remember all the shortcuts during the development time. And of course we dont need all of them. I have been collecting some shortcuts based on the user experiences and the way they develop software. Following TOP 10 Eclipse Shortcuts helps everyone in their happy day coding.

  1. Ctrl + Shift + O : Organize imports
  2. Ctrl + Shift + T : Open Type
  3. Ctrl + Shift + F4 : Close all Opened Editors
  4. Ctrl + O : Open declarations
  5. Ctrl + E : Open Editor
  6. Ctrl + / : Line Comment
  7. Alt + Shift + R : Rename
  8. Alt + Shift + L : extract to Local Variable
  9. Alt + Shift + M : extract to Method
  10. F3 : Open Declaration

Let me explain how i got these TOP 10 shortcuts.

  • I start developing a plugin. As the development goes i want to refactor the code with “Alt + Shift + L” and “Alt + Shift + L” and “Alt + Shift + M“.
  • And not i have many methods and probably 500+ lines of code in java file. A typical development involves commenting and uncommenting via “Ctrl + /” (Even though we have shortcuts for Block Commenting, looks like many developers use more of Ctrl + /).
  • As we comment and uncomment and many more class references, we have so many imports that need to be cleaned. We do copy very often from one class to another class, now i want to organize my imports by “Ctrl + Shift + O
  • Now i want to find variable and method declarations via “Ctrl + O“.
  • In the course of development i would like to view/analyze the declarations of the methods or classes via “F3″.
  • All well till now, i want to use an interface/class and want to search for it via “Ctrl + Shift + T“.
  • By the time we do all this we have too many editors opened and we would like to navigate among multiple open editors via “Ctrl + E“.
  • And finally you feel frustrated with so many opened editors and want to close all of them via “Ctrl + Shift + F4“.
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36 Responses to TOP 10 Eclipse Shortcuts

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  2. karthik says:

    Just press Ctrl+Shift+L after you opened the eclipse you will find all the short cut key’s……:)

  3. Chaitanya says:

    this is a very helpful Post .
    thank yo so much
    But ,
    can u please tell me , one short cut ,

    if i want to compile a single .cpp or .c file in Eclipse ,
    is thr any shortcut available for it ?
    or else then short cut also if any method available in eclipse..
    please tell me .

    Thanx to All in Advance.

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