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FAQ What editor keyboard shortcuts are available?

The table below 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.

This page was originally published in Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0.

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