Posted by Jakub Holý on March 17, 2010
Broken Eclipse shortcut under Gnome for Occurrences in File
One of the extremely useful keyboard shortcuts for Eclipse is Shift+Control+U which finds all occurrences of a selected identifier in the current file. Unfortunately this doesn’t work under Linux with Gnome because Gnome uses this shortcut for composing Unicode
characters. You can check it by typing Shift+Control+U followed by 123 and a space into your browser’s address bar: first it will render an underlined u
and then a strange g-like character.
The conclusion is that you cannot use the shortcut Shift+Control+U and perhaps also a few others (I experienced troubles with Shift+Ctrl+A) in Eclipse under Gnome. You can the shortcut in preferences accessible e.g. via pressing twice Shift+Ctrl+L. For instance Shift+Ctrl+F1 is OK.
Environment: Eclipse 3.4/3.5, Ubuntu 9.04 with Gnome 2.26.1.
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