Switching Source Files in the Eclipse Editor (CTRL+TAB)
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ever wondering what could be a keyboard shortcut for something in eclipse? in my post on 10 best eclipse shortcuts the question came up how to traverse through all the open files in the editor. finding a shortcut is easy if you know the the mother of all eclipse shortcuts . i press ctrl+3 and enter a search term like ‘switch’, and it shows me all shortcuts with ‘switch’ in the description:
so with this i know that ctrl+tab is to switch to the next editor. let’s try it out:
a small pop-up window shows all open sources of the editor view: pressing ctrl+tab repeatedly will iterate through the source files. that way i can quickly switch to another source file without leaving my fingers from the keyboard.
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