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FAQ What editor keyboard shortcuts are available?

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Table 3.1 lists some frequently used but perhaps lesser-known keyboard shortcuts in the context of Java editing.


See Help > Help Contents > Java Development User Guide > Reference > Java Development tools (JDT) Basics > JDT Actions for a list of keyboard shortcuts provided by the Java development tools.


See the Workbench > Keys preference page to reassign shortcuts or assign shortcuts to common actions.



Shortcut

Action

Alt+Left  Alt+Right

Navigate in the editor history.

Ctrl+Shift+P

Go to matching bracket.

Ctrl+Shift+Up  Ctrl+Shift+Down

Go to previous/next member.

Ctrl+L

Go to a given line in the editor.

Ctrl+S

Save current editor and build.

Ctrl+,  Ctrl+.

Go to previous/next result/error.

Ctrl+Alt+H

Open call hierarchy on a method.

Alt+Up   Alt+Down

Move current selection up or down.

Ctrl+E

Switch to another editor.

F3  F4

Open declaration or type hierarchy.

Ctrl+T  Ctrl+F3

Pop-up type hierarchy or structure.

Ctrl+Shift+T

Open a type declaration.

Ctrl+Space

Content Assist.

Alt+Shift+M

Extract selection into method.

Alt+Shift+R

Rename currently selected element.

Ctrl+F   Ctrl+I   Ctrl+K  

Find, incremental find, find again.

Ctrl+H

Open search dialog.

Ctrl+Shift+/   Ctrl+Shift+\

Comment/uncomment selection.

Ctrl+M

Maximize/minimize current editor.

Ctrl+Shift+M   Ctrl+Shift+O

Add/organize imports.

F11   Ctrl+F11

Debug/run most recent launch.

    Table 3.1   Frequently used JDT keyboard shortcuts