Force.com IDE / Eclipse Tips

  • Use CTRL+SPACE, for the code context assistance
  • Use CTRL+SHIFT+R, to open the file from package explorer qucikly (make sure you add a ‘*’ to your search)
  • Use a small icon as ‘-‘ in the package explorer to collapse all the projects
  • Use a Link with Editor () option in the package explorer to quickly locate the file in the package explorer from the open file
  • Use ALT+/ to show the correct variable name (type some letters and use this key)
  • Use CTRL+K to find the next occurrence of the selected text.
  • Use F12 to quickly activate the editor
  • Use CTRL+H to search the files
  • Use CTRL+L to navigate to the desired line number
  • Use CTRL+D to delete the entire line
  • Use CTRL+W to close the current window/editor
  • Use CTRL+F6 to switch to the next editor
  • Use ALT+F7 to open the sub tab in the editor like Metadata and Source
  • Use Window -> Preferences -> Text Editors -> Check the show line numbers checkbox to display the line numbers in the editor
  • Use CTRL+SHIFT+L to get the context menu help for all the available keyword shortcuts
  • Open the file -> Right Click -> Compare With -> Local History -> Select the Revision Time -> it will open a comparison window
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