Custom Eclipse shortcuts: Import / Export

24 11 2012

As working with eclipse is far easier while using shortcuts, here is the way to define your own custom keys and export them. This enables using them in every eclipse instance you use.


Define custom shortcut

Define new eclipse shortcut

1. Under Window -> Preference -> General -> Keys is window to set up shortcuts.

2. Find desired command and press desired keys combination in Binding text field. For instance I use Ctrl+R shortcut to clean project (command: Build Clean).


Export shortcut preferences

Export eclipse shortcuts

1. Go to File -> Export -> General section -> Preferences.

2. In the next screen choose Preferences (and anything else, you want to export)

3. save it to .epf file.


Import shortcuts from file

Import eclipse shortcuts

1. Go to File -> Import -> General section -> Preferences,

2. Choose previously saved .epf file

3. mark Preferences checkbox (and anything else, you want to import). That’s it.

4. Sometimes eclipse restart is required for changes to take an effect.

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8 12 2012
Learn eclipse shortcuts with MouseFeed « Looks OK!

[…] You may also find interesting to define your own eclipse shortcuts. I described it here. […]

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