Eclipse Shortcut: Open any file quickly without browsing for it (Ctrl + Shift + R)

I was watching Google IO videos and wondering how they could search and open file without using the package explorer. Turns out they were using this shortcut to find and open files. It’s really handy when you know the name of the file, it even accepts wildcards. There’s only so much real estate on the Eclipse IDE that files are always getting hidden for me and I feel too lazy to switch to the mouse so this is a godsend.

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One Response to Eclipse Shortcut: Open any file quickly without browsing for it (Ctrl + Shift + R)

  1. Erich Styger says:

    Interesting tip! I tried it with my Eclipse (CodeWarrior), but here this shortcut is Ctrl+Alt+R. But what I use more frequently is simply place the cursor into the include (e.g. #include “header.h”) and press F3: this opens the file as well.
    I have collected some other useful Eclipse shortcuts in this post: http://mcuoneclipse.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/10-best-eclipse-shortcuts/

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