List of 20 Eclipse Shortcuts for Fast Coding [Year]

Eclipse – is an open-source IDE for making Java applications, used by Java Developers. Java is becoming more and more popular because of its features and great compatibility.

So, all the programmers are now stuck with Java and developing more and more Java applications. Many inbuilt features are available in Eclipse, to use all its features we have to remember the functionality of the feature. We can remember by using Shortcuts.

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So, today I will show a List of 20 Eclipse Shortcuts for fast coding. Traverse below and increase your coding speed by using Eclipse Shortcuts.

List of 20 Eclipse Shortcuts for fast coding

Eclipse Shortcuts 1: Ctrl + 3

If you want to find any file in the project then use this shortcut to bring up the quick access box, containing files, views and commands as you are searching for them.

Eclipse Shortcuts 2: Ctrl + Shift + G

Finds references to a variable throughout the workspace.

Eclipse Shortcuts 3: Ctrl + F8

To shift between perspectives (Java, Debug, DDMS) quickly.

Eclipse Shortcuts 4: Ctrl + F11

Run last launched application.

Eclipse Shortcuts 5: Ctrl + Space

If you forget a function, variable, or class name, just type a couple of letters and hit this shortcut to autocomplete with suggestions. It also generates conditional statements after matching with starting words.

Eclipse Shortcuts 6: Ctrl + O

Displays all the methods and variables as well as methods available in the current class which is selected.

Eclipse Shortcuts 7: Ctrl + Shift + O

If you want to organize imports then use this shortcut, it will automatically import missing packages.

Eclipse Shortcuts 8: Ctrl + Shift + F

A great shortcut for all messy programmers. This shortcut automatically formats your code, according to predefined formatting rules set in the IDE.

Eclipse Shortcuts 9: Ctrl + Shift + P

This shortcut is useful for finding a matching bracket for the current body of code. And really helpful in figuring out missing bracket syntax issues.

Eclipse Shortcuts 10:  Ctrl + PgUp/PgDn

Using this shortcut you can toggle between editor views to switch faster between different classes the user is working on.

Eclipse Shortcuts 11: Alt + Shift + Z

Surround a block of code with a try/catch clause.

Eclipse Shortcuts 12: Alt + Shift + R

Use this shortcut to rename any variable, method, or class and Eclipse will automatically rename all references.

Eclipse Shortcuts 13: Alt + Shift + L

Use this shortcut to highlight an expression commonly used in your program and extract it as a variable.

Eclipse Shortcuts 14: Ctrl + 1

If Eclipse shows an error then use his shortcut to quickly solve the problem with one of the suggestions shown.

Eclipse Shortcuts 15: Alt + Shift + T

Use this shortcut to open the quick refactoring menu.

Eclipse Shortcuts 16: Ctrl + Shift + T

Use this shortcut to open/search for types.

Eclipse Shortcuts 17: Ctrl + Q

Position the cursor back at the last changed location in the editor.

Eclipse Shortcuts 18: Alt + Shift + N

Use this shortcut to open up create a menu and directly choose a new class/project.

Eclipse Shortcuts 19: F4 while selecting variable

Use this shortcut to view the type hierarchy.

Eclipse Shortcuts 20: Ctrl + 2, L or F

Using this shortcut you can assign a statement/expression to a new local variable or field.

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Hope you have found all Eclipse Shortcuts useful for your coding purposes. If you know more Eclipse Shortcuts which are essential then let us know via comments below. Keep Coding! 😀

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