My Favorite Eclipse Shortcuts For Mac

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Eclipse is one of the most widely used IDE for Java developers, I have been using it for more that 5 years and there are so many shortcuts that can help you in development by saving time. I am using Eclipse on Mac and Windows system and here I am providing most widely used eclipse shortcut. As long-time windows and short time mac user. I would definitely recommend learning basic mac style text editing shortcuts, simply because it is mac and it is similar in all mac editor. BUT Eclipse is an IDE what need app specific shortcut. There would be no need to be different in mac or win. My favorite always 'driving me crazy' example is.

Click to expand.You may never be programming without an IDE available, but your case is not the only case. I program without one available all the time, and many others do as well.

I would refer you to my post above. To reiterate: when programming an OO language with large libraries, autocomplete/code complete/whatever the IDE calls its autocompletion is a must have for me, and I would use an IDE for all but the smallest of projects. This does not substitute for knowing how to use the applicable tools (a programmer's text editor, compiler/linker, debugger, etc.). You may never be programming without an IDE available, but your case is not the only case. I program without one available all the time, and many others do as well. I would refer you to my post above. To reiterate: when programming an OO language with large libraries, autocomplete/code complete/whatever the IDE calls its autocompletion is a must have for me, and I would use an IDE for all but the smallest of projects.

This does not substitute for knowing how to use the applicable tools (a programmer's text editor, compiler/linker, debugger, etc.). Click to expand.I think you're misunderstanding. True, if you take programming seriously and do it for a living, you're probably going to be using an IDE most of the time. However, it's important to avoid being dependent on an IDE, because for one, there are likely going to be a few times (if only infrequently) when you can't easily use an IDE, and for two, it's just a good idea to know what's actually going on underneath the fancy IDE. So while I'm all for using a slick program to speed up work and save lots of time, there's definitely something to be said for avoiding them while learning.

I’ve met many programmers over the years who had just started using or already had “some experience” — but they used Eclipse just as a text editor or handled it in a very cumbersome way. The main problem was that they hadn’t yet learned about Eclipse’s capabilities and how to leverage its powerful features. So, I thought I would write about my top 10 recommendations that will make your programming life easier and make you more productive. Note: Click on the images to reveal a larger screenshot. Text File Encoding The default setting for saving files in your Eclipse workspace is to use the file encoding of the underlying operating system. However, you usually want to create a platform independent application.

To accomodate this, set the file encoding to UTF-8. Using UTF-8 will prevent problems with special characters if you deploy to a system that runs a different OS, on a UNIX machine or if somebody else works on the code using a different OS. You’ll find the settings in: Preferences General Workspace or in your.

Save automatically before build One thing I noticed is that people (including me) are constantly hitting Ctrl+S to save or even worse — grabbing the mouse to hit the Save action in the toolbar. This behavior seems to originate from experiences where an application was started from the workspace without saving and of course, changes were then lost. You can save some keystrokes and mouse clicks by enabling Save automatically before build. This is in: Preferences General Workspace 3. Type Filters (for PDE / RCP developers) Type Filters remove suggestions for certain types (e.g. Classes, interfaces) from the “Open Type” dialog, content assist and quick fix proposals.

Especially as an RCP / SWT developer you most likely don’t want suggestions for Swing components like Button, Label, etc. You’ll find this setting in: Preferences Java Appearance Type Filters 4. Use “Step Filtering” for Debugging With “Step Filters” you can filter out types that you do not wish to see, or step through while debugging.

This helps you to stay focused on the actual code and does not expose you to the inner workings where you might not even have the source. Have a look at about Step Filtering in conjunction with Mockito. You’ll find this in: Preferences Java Debug Step Filtering 5. Always launch the previously launched application This option will ensure your last launched configuration is used.

In the default setting, Eclipse tries to determine the most appropriate configuration for the currently selected resource — which can be quite annoying. Set this under: Preferences Run/Debug Launching If you want to automatically stop running instances when you start a new one, have a look at.

Store your Launch Configuration in a Project You probably spend a good amount of time crafting your launch configuration. You can actually store it as a file in one of your projects so you can. This way you can share it with colleagues and save them from reinventing the wheel. You’ll find this Preference in: Menu: Run Run Configurations.

Launch Configuration Tab: Common Hint: You can access the Launch Configurations dialog by clicking the Launch/Debug action in the Toolbar while holding the ctrl key or cmd on a Mac. Make a Launch Configuration always appear in the Menu If you have multiple Launch Configurations, you can choose your favorite ones and stick them permanently to your Launch/Debug menu. Go to: Menu: Run Run Configurations.

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Launch Configuration Tab: Common 8. Organize imports on save Java developers really don’t need to worry about imports in Eclipse. The imports are automatically added to the class file. But, changing or removing code might make some imports obsolete. To fix that, you can Organize Imports by hitting shift+crtl+o or shift+cmd+o on a Mac and your imports will be cleaned up.

Or you can enable Organize imports on save and Eclipse will take care of that automatically. You’ll find this in: Preferences Java Editor Save Actions or in your. Format edited lines on save The code formatter in Eclipse is a very useful thing. It ensures that the code looks consistent in your projects — no matter who wrote it — and can be easily read and understood by anyone else.

But, formatting the whole file can seriously mess up a. So ‘format only edited lines on save’ might be the right choice if you want the have your code formatted and still be able to see what was changed in your code later on. You’ll find this in: Preferences Java Editor Save Actions or in your. You might also want to take a look at the. This will help you to enforce your coding guidelines.

Let Eclipse do the typing A good IDE should support the developer in writing his code at nearly the speed of thought. And Eclipse comes quite close to this with Refactorings, Quick Fixes, Code Assist/Code completion and more. So don’t type too much yourself — you will, here and there, type something wrong, overlook something, scroll through code, which costs a lot of time.

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Force yourself to use shortcuts! Here is an example. If you want to store a method parameter in a field, just set the cursor on the parameter name, hit the Quick Fix shortcut and select Assign parameter to new field. And poof, you’re done. If you need a getter, type get somewhere in your class (outside of a method declaration) and use Content Assist to let Eclipse create the method for you. The same applies for creating setters, the main method, the constructor and more.

Quick Fix: ctrl+1 or cmd+1 on a Mac. Content Assist: ctrl+space (for Mac and PC). Quick Access: ctrl+3 or cmd+3 on a Mac aka ctrl+awesome™.

Open Type: shift+ctrl+T or shift+cmd+T on a Mac Use the, to learn keyboard shortcuts. It gives you a message showing the keyboard shortcut for the action you just performed with the mouse. (Bonus Tip) Get a Solid-State Drive Eclipse has to handle many small files: source code, compiled files, metadata, local history, git, etc. And, the hard drive you use has a massive impact on most of the actions you perform throughout the day. A major performance boost, and therefore a productivity boost, can be achieved by upgrading to an SSD.

Here is an on that topic. If you have feedback or something to add, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for this post, man. I use most of those tricks but gotta check out numbers 3 and 4. I like to use the SaveMe plugin, which saves text files when its editor loses focus. It’s available from here: Another thing I do is setting a number of actions to be taken upon file saving: Remove unused imports, add missing @Override annotations, remove unnecessary casts, remove unnecessary $NON-NLS$ tags, and remove trailing white spaces on all lines.

It keeps source files sane. Those can be set on Preferences – Java – Editor – Save Action.

My Favorite Eclipse Shortcuts For Mac 2017

Regards from Brazil.