Eclipse Shortcuts

This list contains the most common eclipse shortcuts for Windows, Linux and Mac OS. Using shortcuts will improve your coding efficiency. You can use this list as a reference and come back to it later when you need it.

File management eclipse shortcuts

Windows/Linux Mac Description
Ctrl + N ⌘ + N Starts the wizard to create new class, interface, java project etc.
Alt + F, than . Opens file in Eclipse
Ctrl + Shift + R ⌘ + Shift + R Open resource
Alt + Enter Alt + Enter Show file properties
Ctrl + S ⌘ + S Save current file
Ctrl + Shift + S ⌘ + Shift + S Save all files
Ctrl + W ⌘ + W Close current file
Ctrl + Shift + W ⌘ + Shift + W Close all files




Navigation in editor eclipse shortcuts

Windows/Linux Mac Description
Ctrl + Shift + Arrow Up Jump to previous method
Ctrl + Shift + Arrow Down Jump to next method
Ctrl + L ⌘ + L Go to line number
Ctrl + Q ⌘ + Q Go to last edited location

Formatting and comments eclipse shortcuts

Windows/Linux Mac Description
Ctrl + Shift + F ⌘ + Shift + F Auto-format (adjust indents, line breaks etc.) selected. If no selection all the code is auto-formated
Ctrl + / ⌘ + / Toggle comment // of current line or section
Ctrl + Shift + / ⌘ +  Shift + / Add block comment around selection /*  */

Edit source code eclipse shortcuts

Windows/Linux Mac Description
Ctrl + Space ⌘ + Space Opens Content assist (allows you to select methods or field names)
Ctrl + 1 ⌘ + 1 Opens Quick Fix with suggestions how to fix the problem
Alt + / Alt + / Completes a word for you. You have to type at least one letter for this to work. You can use this shortcut multiple times on the same word until you reach the word you need

Code information eclipse shortcuts

Windows/Linux Mac Description
Ctrl + T ⌘ + T Show type hierarchy for selected item
Ctrl + Shift + T ⌘ + Shift + T Search for available types
Ctrl + Shift + G ⌘ + Shift + G Shows all the calls for selected method or constructor

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